Nizwa Large Bar Cabinet



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



The Nizwa family of furniture is inspired by the rounded castellations of the Nizwa Fort in Oman and the ombré colour effect caused by the sunlight falling across them.


The Italian maple veneers are dyed immediately after being cut from the tree when still ‘wet’ resulting in deeper, richer colours. The ombré is created by hand-shading the veneer, a technique mastered by our craftspeople in Muscat.


The elegant pattern is meticulously constructed by hand using the ancient technique of marquetry, each door containing one hundred and eight individual elements of solid brass, copper or nickel and one hundred and eighteen maple veneer “petals”.

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.




We use Italian straight grain and Bird’s Eye maple veneer, both hand dyed and laser cut into the petals which are laid together to create the façade panels for our Nizwa cabinets, bar cabinets and chest of drawers. While the grain of each piece of veneer travels in the same direction, a natural difference between each petal, providing wonderful variety in the wood’s texture and ability to catch the light.


To create our distinctive Nizwa ombre effect, Shamsian’s craftsmen build up layers of colour by hand spraying blocks of veneer in stages, ascending the rows of veneer arches from dark to light.

Brass Overlay

The slim brass arches – slightly beveled to help catch the light – are placed over the seams of each of the veneer petals, disguising where each one comes together, recreating Bethan’s pleasingly repetitive rounded Nizwa pattern.

Solid Brass Feet

Each cabinet is designed with adjustable feet which Shamsian and his team turn by hand on a metal lathe, completed with a highly polished but tactile finish.

from the Nizwa family