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Sri Vrikshalaya,poetry in antique furnitures

Added: (Wed May 26 2004)

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(Poetry in Wood)

Tucked away in the calm bylanes of Balaji Nagar, Royapettah, this newly opened showroom has a unique collection of period furniture that celebrates the woodcraft of rich, traditional designs. It offers connoisseurs a rare collection of original furniture handcrafted by master craftsmen of yesteryears, now restored by skilled artisans to enliven its finest details and craftsmanship.

The showroom has an exclusive catalogue of living room / bedroom furniture, curio cases, bar units, swing planks, office tables, chairs in Rosewood, Teakwood, Ebony, Jack wood, Satinwood and an array of intricate doors and pillars that fascinate one’s imagination. Carved Wooden panels depicting mythological themes and floral motifs are also on display.

The store stands out for its original collection and a rare display of exquisite furniture to decorate your home. The designs are a varied collection of Anglo-Saxon, Chettinad and Burmese styles influenced by cultures of that era. It indeed is a travel to the glorious times of the past to see the intricate designs on wood. Also on exhibit is a glorious collection of artifacts of the bygone period.

Although there is a popular notion that antique furniture is difficult to maintain, it is a treasure that one can cherish for generations to come. Period furniture, like art, also has an appreciation value for people looking it as a form of investment in their portfolio.

For people who have inherited antiques and are hassled about bringing them back to their original glory and are puzzled about the present day market values, the store has launched a customized solution for restoration and valuation of their prized possessions.

Promoted by Kutraleeshwaran, the ace swimmer and the “Arjuna Awardee” and his brother Balaji, this store has an authentic range to fit an apartment as well as a sprawling bungalow. So, if you are looking for that splendid, rich, original piece of furniture that your grandparents boasted of during “those times”, you know where to go…

To experience the lifestyle of a bygone era, visit Sri Vrikshalayaa at 19/9, Balaji Nagar I Street, Royapettah, Chennai. The store is Open Monday – Sunday, 10 AM to 08 PM. Contact 98842-21717 / 98840 -21617

Profile of the Proprietor

Name: V Balaji
Res Address: Old No 17, III Street, Gopalapuram, Chennai 600086
Tel: 044-28112288 / 3077

Qualification: MBA

Designation Organisation Period
Business Financial Manager Standard Chartered Bank May 2003 – September 2003
Associate Vice President Kotak Securities, Kotak Mahindra Group April 2000- April 2003

Business Investment

Stock on hand: INR 43.24 Lacs
Lease Advance and Miscellaneous infrastructure developments : INR 2.3 Lacs
Borrowings on date: Nil

Facilities Sought: INR 10.00 Lacs
Purpose: Antique Furniture business commands a high level of stock at all points in time but the same is commensurated by high margins (average margin is around 45%). The period March to May is generally considered the lean period for the business and is the best time for purchases. The facility sought is purely for procurement of stocks taking advantage for the lean period….

Time Period : 5 months

(Poetry in Wood)

An exquisite store of traditional, period wooden furniture and artifacts with an exclusive collection of masterpieces carefully restored by craftsmen to enliven its intricate designs.

Exclusive & Original catalogue of living & bedroom furniture, curio cases, bar units, swing planks, office tables, chairs in Rosewood, Teakwood, Ebony, Jack & Satinwood. Intricate designs in Chettinad Anglo-Saxon, and Burmese styles.

Experience the lifestyle of a bygone era

19/9, Balaji Nagar I Street,
Royapettah Chennai.
Open Monday – Sunday
10 AM to 08 PM.
(: 98842-21717 / 98840 -21617

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