Móveis d'Arte Canhoto - Craft Work -

​Since 1954, the Atelier Móveis d’Arte Canhoto, has kept the craftsmanship tradition. 

Profiling with scraper, is one of the steps in which the artisan gives soul to the different woods in order to lay on the same plane the inlayed woods. 


The joints are made through various types of lock (jointed, dowels, etc.). 

The mastery of cutting the inlay with a scroll saw. 

Our inlays are deep, they always have a thickness of 2.5mm.

​Flatten key of an Historical Organ.

Frame inlaid table top for the D. José game table (or Ladies Table).

Recording in ivory with a chisel. The image is carved in low relief, then ink is spread.

​Polishing doll (also called "English Polishing") with shellac. Is to spread the powder Pumice on a cotton rag doll, hitting it on the polished surfaces to release the refined powder. The purpose is to help plug the pores of the wood together with shellac. 

The mastery of the process is passing the last doll without a trace of their passage. 

Detail of restoration of a Cabinet Drawer.​

Detail of wood carving.

Restoration of gilded wood.

​Application of satinwood fillet.

Beeswax finishing on the Ladies Table.

Nothing is left to chance. The wood is managed from its drying process until the final moment of finishing, based on knowledge of traditional methods.

It is with pride that the Atelier Móveis d’Arte Canhoto keeps alive an art almost forgotten.

Both in creation and restoration are applied materials of excellency.

The woods used are real wood (such as Rosewood, Brazilian Blackheart, Brazilian Satinwood, Mahogany etc.) Thus ensuring a rich artwork that will last through generations.​

Joining the technical knowledge and the craftmanship, the beauty and artistry, the result is a timeless art. We hand carve the wood, make inlay art, gold plate it and shape it with traditional methods, both in creation and restoration. 

The art of woodworking is dealt with love and respect by our artisans. This respect for the materials, respect for the traditional methods, for the artwork itself and for whom will purchase it, is the best guarantee of having an artwork with high patrimonial and artistic value and proven quality.​