Best Exotic Home Furnishings - 2005
A container from the Zheijiang province of China had just come in the last time we visited Jaya, bringing a huge shipment of village artifacts and unusual antique furniture. The geometric shapes and clean lines make it easy to incorporate Jaya's tables, china cabinets, desks and bookcases into any décor. But it's the unexpected one-of-a-kind pieces that keep collectors coming: an antique tea chest, Indonesian tribal carvings, a painted ceremonial wedding bed, hand-woven baskets and even bold contemporary paintings by Chinese or Indonesian artists. Manager Linden Alexander often unveils new shipments with wine-and-hors d'oeuvres evenings. Oohing and aahing over her latest discoveries is not a bad way to start a night out.