Robust and massive, The Barbacena Collection is named for a small Brazilian town in the state of Minas Gerais and was inspired by its distinctive architecture. Minas Gerais, which means “General Mines” in Portuguese, was a major center of gold and diamond mining in the 18th century. Its wealth allowed art and architecture to flourish.
As much sculpture as functional furniture, the collection is the work of master artisan Jose Maria. It is his unique interpretation of Baroque and features unusual combinations of wood hues and oversized proportions. While rustic, it is noted for its beautifully curved lines.
Perfect for large spaces, connoisseurs fascinated by Brazilian antiques are sure to fall in love with The Barbacena. It mixes well with Hacienda, Colonial, and Brazil Baroque.
DYK? In the 18th century, the Portuguese colony of Brazil
was the world’s largest gold producer. Today,