Inky Dhow Large Bar Cabinet



Made to order
Lead time for global delivery 8 weeks   Read more



Inky Dhow is an evolution of the Dhow pattern, inspired by the billowing sails of traditional Omani sailing boats, translated into a large-scale artwork by hand using sweeping strokes of a calligraphy brush and ink. This lends a painterly depth to Inky Dhow’s more organic, flowing lines and its intense ultramarine hue.


Inky Dhow’s lines have been translated into a marquetry pattern using Italian maple veneers which are dyed immediately after being cut from the tree when still ‘wet’ to lend a deeper, richer colour. Veneers in blue and white are laser cut and then matched together, ensuring every Inky Dhow piece is unique.


Each Inky Dhow piece is elevated by the touch of the human hand and eye, where the challenge of managing the flow of the many laser cut pieces is one meticulously met by Mohammad Reza Shamsian and his Muscat-based marquetry artisans.

Made to Measure

We are always happy to produce pieces to client specifications and can make changes to height, depth, width and internal composition on most collections. Colour variations can be developed on request and we can even create entirely bespoke furniture and homewares. Please contact the development team for further information and pricing.

Production Specifications

Bethan Gray Design collections are made using certified and responsibly sourced materials. If you have a specific requirement such as testing for flame retardancy or FSC timber certification, please do not hesitate to get in touch and these can be arranged on request.

Care Instructions

Bethan Gray Design collections are handcrafted using the highest quality materials with naturally occurring variations making each piece unique. Grain variation is an inherent characteristic of wood and its colour will change over time. Likewise, natural veneers and solid metal finishes age beautifully, creating a unique patina that is one of the joys of these natural finishes. Wipe clean with a damp cloth, avoiding detergent, polish or waxed-based cleaning products. In the event of a spillage, use a clean, dry cloth rather than anything abrasive. The cabinetry collection features untreated solid brass feet and rails, which will naturally fade to a matt patina. Should you wish to maintain a more luminous finish, we recommend polishing brass elements with ‘Brasso’. If you have any questions or would like more detailed care advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our sales team.

Product Dimensions

Production Lead Times

Bethan Gray Design collections are handmade by master craftsmen, so please allow a six-week lead time for pieces from the collection and eight weeks for bespoke requests.


We deliver to Europe and North America from our London hub, while deliveries to Asia and the Gulf region are shipped directly from our workshop in Muscat, Oman. (Collection can also be arranged from both locations – please contact our fulfilment team for details.) Each piece will be individually packaged, and our trusted logistic partners offer a superb service. On arrival, you can choose curbside delivery or a white glove service which includes installation in the room of choice and the removal of crates and other packaging. Shipping times vary according to location, but pieces can be air freighted more quickly for time sensitive projects.