Shagreen

Shagreen is the skin of rays or sharks.  It is a smooth material with a pebbled texture.  Using real shagreen became quite popular in the art deco era.  It was a sign of luxury and opulence.  Another reason I'm sure it was, and still is so popular is how durable the material is.  While real shagreen is still being used in very high end pieces, most shagreen nowadays is a leather or vinyl faux shagreen.  The faux is a near look alike in texture and durability.  Another bonus of a faux shagreen is the colorways are endless.  Shagreen is very popular in casegoods, accessories, and even wallpaper.  So, who wants to go shopping?  Because I'm obsessed, and especially with the chests and cabinets!!

Furniture

 the band at the bottom not only looks good, but serves a purpose protecting the legs;  via  

the band at the bottom not only looks good, but serves a purpose protecting the legs; via 

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  this  would make a perfect bar

this would make a perfect bar

 who doesn't love a round cocktail  table ?

who doesn't love a round cocktail table?

  this  piece has such an art deco feel with the rounded corners 

this piece has such an art deco feel with the rounded corners 

 look at that metalwork;  via  

look at that metalwork; via 

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  this  would look spectacular in a foyer

this would look spectacular in a foyer

 a serpentine  chest

a serpentine chest

 cute drink  table  

cute drink table 

 great shape;  via  

great shape; via 

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 very affordable!;  via  

very affordable!; via 

 another great shape!;  via  

another great shape!; via 

Accessories

 Love the cream and gold version of these  nesting bowls  

Love the cream and gold version of these nesting bowls 

 Would  this  not make a pretty special clutch?

Would this not make a pretty special clutch?

  This  would look good on a bookcase next to a fireplace

This would look good on a bookcase next to a fireplace

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Wallpaper

 great floor tile to highlight the wallpaper 

great floor tile to highlight the wallpaper 

 A non traditional faux shagreen pattern 

A non traditional faux shagreen pattern 

 scallops

scallops

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stunning, via 

And my most favorite shagreen piece is this chest.  I would happily take two of these for nightstands with a pretty spectacular canopy bed I have picked out if we ever settle down.  Brad, I promise if I get this bed it won't have to come in through the second floor master bedroom window.  But note the finish on the base and knobs.  A good way to spot a quality piece is to check out the finish.  Is it just spray painted or does it have depth in color and variations to it?

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker