R & Y AUGOSTI (PARIS) DESIGNER ABALONE INLAID TRAY. A luxurious decorative hide that has been associated with opulence and the exotic for centuries, shagreen is a favored material of the storied Parisian brand. All R&Y Augousti pieces are handcrafted by skilled artisans.
Each design uses unique materials. This Parisian label is committed to creating authentic luxurious products using natural components. Limited Edition, Retired, Hard to Find.A Must Have Piece for any Collector. Used with love and VERY well cared for considering it is. DIMENSIONS : 17 1/2" Long 11 3/4" Wide 2 3/8 Handle. Very slight surface scratches nearly undetectable (pic#9). There is a 1/4 chip on the abalone at the bottom of one side (pic# 10).
There are small chinks in the wood on 2 corners (pics#11 & 12) these have been touched up with black paint. Wipe clean with soft dry cloth Made in Philippines.THE BEGINNING Ria & Yiouri Augousti met thirty years ago in London and their love of art and design bound them together. As newlyweds, Ria and Yiouri dreamt of building a collection of furniture and home accessories that bore their name. They sought out sources of inspirations in their travels, encountering various cultures, arts and architecture.
Whether it was a peacock from a Nepalese princess garden, cut glass found in a store in the Czech Republic, or the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, Ria and Yiouri were drawn to unique pattern, fabrics and shapes. Out of their London apartment, they combined these inspirations with their love of the 1930's art deco period and began to create modern vintage patterns that have become the R&Y Augousti signature.
The husband and wife team packed their designs into the back of their Volkswagen and headed for their 1st show in Paris in 1990. Brand name department stores, like Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York placed their 1st order.
And the posh Hotel Crillon in Paris commissioned them to create desk accessories for their suites. The R&Y Augousti label was born.In 1994, R&Y Augousti opened its first store in Paris 6th Arrondissement. In 2011, R&Y Augousti opened their first showroom in NYC. The item "R & Y AugostiPARIS Abalone Inlaid Blk Wood Rectangular Serving Tray" is in sale since Sunday, May 12, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Platters & Trays". The seller is "absolutely2013" and is located in Carpinteria, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Ecuador, Egypt, Jordan, Sri lanka, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay.