Jali Indian Furniture ~ Timeless Quality Indian Antiquity

Inspired by the lavish design synonymous with colonial Maharaj times, Asian Dragon brings you quality traditional Indian furniture incorporating the style of Thaket, Jali and Sikar. This furniture range is finished in a mid-brown colour with subtle wood grain contrasts. Each piece is hand made from sustainable Sheesham hardwood and many pieces are finished with wrought iron handles and portcullis iron work. It includes solid wood furniture suitable for your lounge, dining room or bedroom. This range is so well built and sturdy making it suitable for commercial environments as well.

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Chunky High Backed Chair
Chunky style dining chair. This chair is built from solid Indian sheesham hardwood which has..
£79.00
Indian Chunky Dining Table
Chunky style dining table available in five sizes. This table is built from solid Indian she..
£176.00
Jali 10 Drawer CD Cabinet
CD cabinet holding approx. 100 CD's in 10 drawers with iron handles. This CD tower is built ..
£162.00
Jali 2 Drawer Oval Drum
Oval drum cabinet with two drawers and two doors. This chest is built from solid Indian shee..
£186.00
Jali 2 Drawer Small Sideboard
Small sideboard with two drawers and two doors. This cabinet is built from solid Indian shee..
£278.00
Jali 3 Shelf Corner Display
Corner display unit or bookshelf with three fixed shelves and cupboard underneath. This cabi..
£398.00
Jali 4 Indian Shelf Bookcase
Large bookcase with four fixed shelves and one large drawer below. This furniture item is bu..
£449.00
Jali 4 Shelf Alcove Bookcase
Bookcase or display unit with four shelves. This Indian cabinet is built from solid sheesham..
£268.00
Jali Chunky Nest of 3 Tables
Chunky style table nest. This table set is built from solid Indian sheesham hardwood which h..
£119.00
Jali Chunky TV/VCR/CD Cabinet
Chunky style entertainment cabinet with one shelf, two doors and two DVD racks. This unit is..
£268.00
Jali Hi-Fi/DVD Player Cabinet
Hi-fi media cabinet with two small drawers and one door. This unit is built from solid India..
£194.00
Jali Indian 3 Tier CD Step
Step CD cabinet with three doors. Holds approx. 125 CD's on wood shelves. This unit is built..
£160.00
Jali Indian 4 Shelf Bookcase
Large bookcase or display cabinet with four shelves and two drawers below. This Indian bookc..
£429.00
Jali Indian Chunky CD Unit
Chunky style CD cabinet with four drawers and iron handles. This chest item is built from so..
£99.00
Jali Indian Chunky Coffee Table
Chunky style coffee table. This table is built from solid Indian sheesham hardwood which has..
£59.00
Jali Indian Corner TV Cabinet
Corner entertainment TV cabinet with two shelves and three cupboards. This cabinet is built ..
£368.00
Jali Indian Dining Table
Dining table available in five sizes. This table is built from solid Indian sheesham hardwoo..
£176.00
Jali Indian DVD Cabinet
Bookcase or CD/DVD cabinet with three shelves and two doors. This cabinet item is built from..
£138.00
Jali Indian End Cabinet
LEFT OPENING DOOR SHOWN IN IMAGE Bedside or end cabinet with one drawer and one door. Th..
£116.00
Jali Indian High Back Chair (Pair)
High backed dining chair with turned legs and Jali portcullis iron work. This chair is built..
£169.00
Jali Indian Low Back Chair
Dining chair with low back and turned legs. This chair is built from solid Indian sheesham h..
£79.00
Jali Indian Mirror
Jali style mirror which can be hung either way, landscape or portrait. This mirror is built ..
£98.00
Jali Indian Slim CD Unit
Slim CD cabinet with one door. Holds 32 CD's. This unit is built from solid Indian sheesham ..
£74.00
Jali Indian TV Cabinet
TV media cabinet with one shelf and two doors. This unit is built from solid Indian sheesham..
£296.00
Jali Indian Wine Rack
Wine rack with four shelves which will hold sixteen bottles. This rack is built from solid I..
£139.00
Jali Large 3 Tier CD/DVD Step
Large CD/DVD step unit with three doors. This cabinet is built from solid Indian sheesham ha..
£198.00
Jali Large Indian Dresser
Large dresser with three shelves, three drawers and two cupboards. This cabinet is built fro..
£558.00
Jali Large Indian Sideboard
Large sideboard with six drawers and two doors. This sideboard is built from solid Indian sh..
£378.00
Jali Low Indian Bookcase
Low bookcase or display cabinet with three shelves and Jali wrought iron portcullis work. Th..
£316.00
Jali Mirror
Jali style mirror which can be hung either way, landscape or portrait. This mirror is built ..
£98.00
Jali Nest of 3 Tables
Chunky style table nest with iron work. This table set is built from solid Indian sheesham h..
£89.00
Jali Occasional Coffee Table
Round coffee table with turned legs. This table is built from solid Indian sheesham hardwood..
£87.00
Jali Occasional Coffee Table
Round coffee table with turned legs. This table is built from solid Indian sheesham hardwood..
£86.00
Jali Occasional Coffee Table
Coffee table with turned legs and Jali style iron portcullis decoration. This table is built..
£86.00
Jali Occasional CoffeeTable
Round coffee table with turned legs. This table is built from solid Indian sheesham hardwood..
£79.00
Jali Pebble Occasional Coffee Table
Cubic style coffee table with pebble feature. This table is built from solid Indian sheesham..
£137.00
Jali Round 3 Drawer Drum
Round drum chest of three drawers with wrought iron handles. This cabinet is built from soli..
£127.00
Jali Round 5 Drawer Drum
Cylindrical chest of five drawers with cast iron handles. This cabinet is built from solid I..
£179.00
Jali Round 5 Drawer Slim Drum
Round drum chest of five drawers with iron handles. This cabinet is built from solid Indian ..
£188.00
Jali Round Trunk Coffee Table
Round coffee trunk with storage space and lidded top. This trunk is built from solid Indian ..
£219.00
Jali Square Trunk Coffee Table
Square coffee trunk with storage space and lid. This trunk is built from solid Indian sheesh..
£219.00
Thackat Mirror
Chunky style mirror which can be hung either way, landscape or portrait. This mirror is buil..
£68.00
Thacket Indian Coffee Table
Coffee table with iron work and turned legs. This table is built from solid Indian sheesham ..
£46.00
Thacket Indian Coffee Trunk
Coffee trunk with storage space and lid plus two drawers with iron handles. This trunk is bu..
£190.00
Thacket Indian Lamp Table
Lamp table or plant stand with turned legs and iron work. This table is built from solid Ind..
£64.00
Thacket Indian Trunk Box
Trunk box with lid and Indian iron work. This blanket box is built from solid Indian sheesha..
£180.00

Sheesham Hardwood

Sheesham TreeWhat is sheesham?

Sheesham wood, also recognised as Indian rosewood or dalbergia sisso is the timber of a deciduous tree indigenous to the Indian Subcontinent.

Succeeding teak, it is the most important cultivated timber tree from the Punjab region, which is the largest producer of Sheesham timber in India and Pakistan. Apart from timber supply, the tree is cultivated along roadsides and canals which brings a welcome, natural shade for tea plantations. It is also often planted in southern Indian cities such as Bangalore as a street tree. With its high tolerance of cold weather and long, hot dry seasons, this species is ideal for sustainable forestry, agroforestry and deciduous reforestation.

Sheesham is kiln dried before being utilised in furniture making and this process is commonly known as seasoning. Locally to where it is grown sheesham timber is kept outside to dry up under the sun for around 6 months. Commercially sheesham is often seasoned in kilns with hot air circulation for about 7 days to 15 days for optimal seasoning.

Why is sheesham wood favourable for furniture making?

Sheesham hardwood wood features an alluring irregular grain formation which is most distinctive in appearance and can be polished to an elegant and durable finish. The wood itself is robust and durable, maintaining its original form during handling and construction. These properties make it an ideal material for cabinet making.

We work closely with our suppliers specialising in Sheesham wood furniture. Timbers are sustainably obtained via managed plantations. The wood is carefully kiln-dried and treated to protect its future stability before production starts. Our furniture is built from both the dark heartwood and the lighter-coloured sapwood of the tree. A stain is carefully applied to obtain the desired tone before hand waxing to enhance the beautiful grain. As this furniture is hand finished from an entirely natural product, variations in knots and grains will be evident making each piece, charmingly, characteristically unique.