Ebonized wood finishes are a specialty at Jean-Marc Fray. We use all-natural, museum quality shellac finish and practice traditional techniques. Lustrous and modern – ebonized wood pieces will make a unique decorative impact in any home. We have a number of prized pieces in our gallery – see our black lacquer design inspirations below, along with a few pieces available in our showroom right now.

From the citron sofa to the black lacquered details on the walls and on the furniture throughout the room – it’s modern luxury with an old-world vibe.


An entryway with dynamic impact. Not only do we love the ebonized table right in the center of it all, but we also adore the geometric floors and ceiling, gorgeous light fixture and brass details throughout the space.


A timeless design featured in Atlanta Homes magazine – there is simply nothing like the contrast between black and white. We can’t get enough of the lustrous piece in the center of the room, along with the glitzy chandelier and sunburst mirror.


We’d be remiss if we didn’t share this beautiful case piece. A gorgeous focal point – we love how it stands out against the gilt touches and deep gray walls.


Ebonized pieces at Jean-Marc Fray

French antique demilune with a white Carrara marble slab on top. This piece features brass trim throughout, cast hardware, and four fluted legs. It is finished with a lustrous French polish over the ebonized mahogany. Each side has a cabinet door and drawer that open out, and three dovetailed drawers go down the center of the chest.


Italian credenza or buffet attributed to Ico Parisi. This piece made of cherry has unique brass legs and brass pegs in a grid pattern, giving it a strong geometric impact. It makes an impressive impact in any space.


Mid-century modern period ebonized walnut dining chairs with brass front feet, angled legs, and a French polish finish. There are six chairs in the set. Professionally reupholstered in dark teal 100% cotton velvet.


English Campaign style secretary or chest of drawers with the iconic brass corners and inset handles, this piece also separates at the middle for easy travel. The bottom three are dovetailed drawers for general storage. The top drawer front drops down as a leather writing surface, embossed with a gold leaf frieze, with several compartments and two interior drawers, perfect for letter writing. A slick, French polished, black lacquer finish gives this vintage case piece a modern edge and sets off the shining brass hardware perfectly.


Vintage French Directoire style pair of end tables by Maison Raphael. Curule style legs, glass tops, and brass trim on ebonized wood. Each table has a single drawer with brass pull and bottom shelf. These 1940s side tables are of a very high craftsmanship quality typical to this iconic Parisian design house.


To keep up with our latest ebonized pieces, or to find inspiration for your next design project, visit our Pinterest boards, new arrivals landing page, or follow us on Instagram.

And to learn more about our process, check out our video below!