Testimonials

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Linda & Noel Davies, Australia
May 2017

The first comment on our beautiful table was from our son-in-law, Richard – “Amazingly beautiful”. We use our table for every meal which brings forth memories of Agra, The Taj Mahal and the people of India. Thank you once again.

Daniel Sferra, USA
October 2020

Everything has arrived safely. I am very pleased with all the items. Thanks so much of all the special care you took with packing. Here are some pictures as promised below.

Dr. Nivas, USA
September 2019

Attached are some pictures of the marble Inlay pieces you provided at my house in Connecticut, USA. They look gorgeous as you can see from the pictures. Thank you.

Aliya Dosmambetova, Russia
February 2014

We’ve got our beautiful tables, thank you very much!!! I hope,we will see you next year. We’ve sent you our photos.

Gowri Shankar, USA
January 2019

My family is very happy to see the beautiful black marble table in my dinning room. We personally want to thank all those who created the beautiful table.
We thank you for the excellent packing and shipping. The service has been excellent. As I had mentioned in my call to you, we have ordered for dining chairs, which will take 3 weeks to deliver. I shall send you photographs of it once I get the chairs. Lot of people here already have appreciated it.

Megan Kempe, Bermuda
March 2017

The team at Akbar International was incredibly professional and helpful. The story is a beautiful collection of the most incredible works. I purchased both ready made items and was able to order a table made to my exact specifications. Both tables were shipped to me much faster than I expected and the packaging was incredible..there was no way these tables would have been damaged during shipping. I highly recommend Akbar International to anyone going to Agra!

Michael & Sharyn Hamer, USA
March 2015

We truly cherish our purchase and proudly display it in our home. It resides in our front entry where everyone who visits us can see it. We will be having professional lighting installed soon to really highlight this masterpiece. It was a bit difficult to photograph due to its location but I have attached 3 views to give you an idea. I hope you can save each image to your computer and then use it as you wish. Thank you and we wish you much success as you continue to promote the work of your skilled masters.

Gordon Nightingale, Australia
September 2017

Attached are several pictures of our table-top. We are using it as a patio table. It is mounted on 6mm thick plywood on an modified, ancient Singer Sewing Machine base. Unless it is in use it is protected from sunlight and weather by a thick weather-proof covering. During the southern hemisphere winter it didn’t get much use; too cold and no sunshine. As we move into spring and summer, it will become the social centre of our household.

Mark Zvirblis, Australia
November 2012

I am writing to thank you for the excellent quality inlaid marble tables that I purchased from you, plus to send you some photographs (attached). Yes, it was quite a while ago that I bought the two tables (13 November 2012 on Order No.3162) so I apologise it took so long to send photographs, but I have been very busy at work. However, I have never regretted buying the tables; you did a superb job of packing and shipping; and the tables will always remind me of a great holiday and the excellent craftsmanship of your artisans. I confirm to prospective purchasers that you are a very honourable business. I hope you enjoy looking at these images in my house in Sydney, Australia.

Dietmar Scharf, Germany
August 2019

We would like to inform you that our black marble elephant arrived safely yesterday. Thankyou very much for packing this marvelous piece so carefully.
We are so happy about this wonderful black marble elephant which has already found its place in our living room (see the photograph attached). We are going to install a spotlight to make the beautiful flower inlays more visible and shine. Whenever we look at this lovely elephant we will remember our wonderful journey through India and especially our stay in Agra. The colourful flower inlays remind us of Taj Mahal. Please send our warmest greetings and best wishes to the artist who made this outstanding artwork.

Patricia & Orrin Robbins, USA
May 2020

I hope this finds you and your family healthy and safe. We are fine here in the USA. I hand wrote you a note to let you know that the lovely elephant we bought arrived safely. The letter was returned and had been stamped “mail service suspended”. We named the elephant Taj and he looks lovely at our entry. We loved India. The stop at your factory was delightful and watching the demonstration was great. Sure wish I had asked for a sample piece of the stone he [Artist] was cutting as it is difficult to explain how intricate each piece is. So glad you are keeping this art form alive. Our elephant is enjoyed everyday. Stay safe.

Dana & Michele White, USA
April 2014

I am sending you a photo of the beautiful marble table that you made for us. Very soon, we will be doing a small remodel to this area of our kitchen in order to improve the lighting. I was very surprised how much the touch or feel of the table as we eat or sit at the table is an enjoyable feature. I had mostly thought of it as a visual experience – now I realize the table is very tactile. Perhaps circumstances will create another opportunity for us to visit India again. In the meantime, our table greets us every time we enter our kitchen and reminds us of the joy of our time in Agra and in India. We are very pleased and thank you very much!

Cherri Carlson, USA
May 2019

Thank you for the beautiful marble. It made it home safely and looks lovely in my living room as art and will work well on the lazy susan when I entertain. Here are photos of it with both a candle behind and a light. This is a nice memory of my trip to India.

Leslie Mitchell, USA
January 2020

Sorry for the long delay for sending you photos of my lovely trivet. It’s been a beautiful addition to our house. I haven’t had a chance to use it as a trivet, but have really enjoyed it as a beautiful decoration. It is a unique memento of our fantastic trip to India and brings us joyful memories!

Elisabeth af Geijerstam, Sweden
November 2018

Here is, finally, a picture of me and my “leopard”. Still thinking of how to showcase it on a wall. Have not decided how to do that yet. Thanks for your advice in the matter. I get a lot of comments on this piece. It is so unique and the craftmanship is excellent. All the best!

Bastien Charrieau, France
February 2019

Many thanks for your email and thanks a lot for the gift. We received a wonderful elephant in marble. It is enhancing the living room decoration. Thankyou so much. See below our new living room set up thanks to your wonderful handcraft marble table!

Jirapannee Supratya, Thailand
January 2015

Just came back home from short trip upcountry. We received the marble table in good order. The packing is in excellent condition. The table is very nice and is set perfectly in our living room.

Jane Rendall, New Zealand
April 2019

Thank you for the table legs that arrived today. We are very pleased with the table and everything was so well packaged. Your communication has been excellent.

Soledad Gosayco-Dy, Philippines
January 2020

As promised, I am sending you a photo of the table once it arrived at our home. Its one of its kind, its beautiful, its an heirloom piece. This is a conversation piece.

Cornelia & Antonius Rensmann, Germany
December 2019

The marble table has found its place. Thank you all for the professional work. All went well and we are glad to have this original engraving/work of Art

Neal Gordon, USA
March 2017

It’s your marble top that is so beautiful! Beautiful work. Thank you!

Gil Diekmann, USA
May 2020

Per your request, a couple of pictures of the marble plaque we purchased from you in situ.

Kevin & Becky Herbst, USA
June 2019

Just wanted to let you know we have our table, and it’s beautiful! Thank you!

Wayne Konz, USA
January 2017

Here are a couple of pictures of our beautiful Taj Mahal Box in our home. We really love it.

Jerry & Cathy Murff, USA
April 2015

We are enjoying the buddha every day in our home. Thank you for a wonderful memory of India.

Hubert Flichy, France
December 2018

This table is presently in a very old house (1545) in the Ile de Ré (France). The base bought in a flee market near Paris is made of marble.

Hannelore Herrmuth, Germany
June 2019

This morning I got the wonderful white marble table. I am very happy. It looks so nice.These are my pictures!

Frank & Barbara Hubbard,
June 2015

Attached is the photo that you wanted me to send to you. We love the items that we bought from you.

Richard Bennett, USA
March 2019

Table top arrived. All fine. The marble piece found a good home.

Scott and Diane Downing,
March 2016

Scott and Diane Downing posing with our newly purchased inlay tables at Akbar International!

Lynda and Robert Mckill, United Kingdom
January 2017

Delighted with our purchase which we have named as Agra.

Patrick Van Aerde, France
July 2015

We received our marble table yesterday. Thank you very much! It is very beautiful!

Mélanie Matthes, Switzerland
August 2012

We have finally arrived at our home in Switzerland after having travelled through India and Ladakh for 3 weeks. It was an unforgettable experience…. as was our visit to your marble factory !! You’ll find attached to this mail the picture of our marble –agreement ! I hope you still remember it.

Landa and Sami Salem, USA
March 2015

We received our package on Monday and we opened it today Tuesday. “All is Well” and we thank you for the excellent work in wrapping our Backgammon Board, the Table and the Plate. We will definitely recommend your company to all our family members and our friends once they see what we purchased from your company.

Kelvin & Christine Freeman, France
September 2015

Following our purchase from you in September 2015 and your request for photographs. We have at last finished refurbishing our kitchen at our home here in France and installed our marble Tigers of which we are so pleased. Please find photographs – they were taken last week and you may use them as you please.

Pia & Gunnar Hammarstrand, Sweden
February 2016

We are happy to say that we have got the carpet delivered. It is very nice together with the nice marble table from Agra. I have also like to show you the nice jacket that I have sewed from the cloth with embroidery on that I bought in Jaipur. We hope that your business will continue to be successful.

Richard Stoneman, United Kingdom
February 2015

The crate arrived safely yesterday and we have unpacked it and are enjoying the beautiful work of art that you have sent us. To my surprise and pleasure, there was no request for any payment of customs duty. Visiting you was a real treat.

Melinda and Andy diSessa, USA
August 2016

Thank you for your note. We are indeed absolutely delighted with our Buddha. It stands on our dining room table and I have attached a photo of my husband and myself with it. We will surely come visit you again when we are next in Agra.

Gilbert Potin, France
June 2015

Nous avons hâte de recevoir ce plateau dont nous vous enverrons la photo dans son environnement! Notre voyage en Inde restera un merveilleux souvenir indélébile. Cordiales salutations. The latest photographs to close your album ….!

Christina Gilge, Germany
April 2015

Thank you for sending the certificate. As promised I attach some photos of the (bigger) things I bought by Akbar standing in one of my rooms – 2 tables, 1 lamp (the same lamp is in another room) and the vase.

Thomas Neuville, USA
February 2017

A few days ago we received your black marble table with teak wood stand. It will forever be yours on loan to us for safe keeping and family memories. The love of the craftsman is surely living within our home and the future homes of our children’s children. The table is perfect and the stand is exactly as you promised. We cannot thank-you enough and we look forward to meeting you again when we are in Agra.

Mary Darling, Canada
March 2020

I am so pleased with it [table]. The colours and design are perfect for our house. This gives me very special memories of my visit to Agra. In front of it are some small souvenirs from India including a shoe shaped ashtray and a cup from the 1930s. My great uncle Albert Henry Byrt was a Times of India special correspondent stationed in Bombay. He gave them to his sister, my Granny.

Lisa and Alan Tsang, Australia
February 2013

Thank you for the wonderful service and follow-up with the shipping of our order. All arrived without incident and without delay. Please find attached a couple of photos of the pieces we purchased. They have found useful places to sit, and our Himalayan cat certainly finds the cool marble top to his liking! The tables are just beautiful, and blend in with our décor really well.

Joan & Bob Tilley, Australia
May 2015

We are delighted to write and inform you that we have successfully opened the freight crate, had an electrician wire the LED to Australian electric standards and the Taj Mahal now has pride of position in the entry to our modest home. Thankfully there was no damage whilst in freight transit because of the thorough and professional manner in which the Taj was packaged. Thank you for your interest in our purchase.

Uwe Gericke, Germany
April 2015

Yesterday the tabletop has arrived safely with us in Berlin. As you can already see mounted. We thank you again on this way and will recommend you.

Annamaria Sahli-Corfù, Switzerland
February 2014

We are happy. Yur sie the photo. I will congratulate the 2 Men they are birthday on the 14.2.2014 Valentins Day! Bay bay have a good day.

Roland Tröndle, Germany
August 2015

Today I’ve got the “Present” by FedEx. Everything is good and not damaged. Thank you so much and I’m pretty sure, we will see you again. Hope, you like my place.

Joe Goldstein, USA
January 2015

Please find attached 2 photos of the item we purchase from Akbar International this past January. I am sorry it took so long to provide you with the photos. But here is what you requested.

Veronika und Dr. Volkmar Sauer, Germany
April 2013

Attached we are sending you the desired photos of the table top. As you can see it is the focus in our winter garden. We really enjoy it.

Kate Hyde, USA
March 2021

The tray is lovely! Thank you very much. I am very happy with the purchase and the great customer service.

John Robinson, United Kingdom
April 2019

This email is to confirm the safe receipt of the octagonal white marble table top with stand. Many thanks for expediting this order.

Carsten & Corinna Protz, Germany
October 2019

Hallo, Mr. Sharma. How are you? I Hope the money is in India? The photo from the table and the table on the wall.

Gisela & Eckhard Cus, Germany
February 2014

The table has arrived and is ok ( see picture). We are very happy so beautiful souvenir to possess of Agra. Thank you again.

Lynne Adey, USA
January 2020

The table arrived the other day in perfect condition!! It is beautiful and we are so pleased with it. Thank you so much.

Dominique Benevise, France
November 2019

Dear sir. I send you one photo of your marvellous table. Yesterday, friends could see it and lift it quite a lot.

Jean Macino, USA
October 2019

Attached are pictures you requested. I trust they are acceptable! I LOVE MY ELEPHANT!

Ingo & Antje Kappel, Spain
February 2013

We follow your wishes and send you some pictures of our wonderfull marble table.

Scott Henderson, Australia
March 2014

Here are two photos, as requested. Please let me know if you want something different.

Giuseppe Felice Di Francesco, Italy
November 2019

Attached you can find the photos of room with your nice table.

Patricia Frechin, USA
January 2019

We love it so much! Thank you! Both are beautiful pieces.

Narda Potts, Portugal
January 2020

As promised the Buddha is in place in our home. We are delighted. It’s beautiful. Below me with our beautiful Taj and plate you kindly sent us. We hope you and your family are keeping well and keeping safe at these very stressful times! We will never forget your warm welcome and hospitality you showed us. Steve sends his best regards.

Leonard Marks, USA
January 2020

The elephant arrived in perfect condition and we love it. We placed it in the entryway to our house – please note the sideways pictures. Also, I want to complement your packaging people. I have never received a better wrapped package in my life. They are amazing. Thank all of you so much for your professionalism and perfectionism. Akbar is a marvelous company!

David Campbell, Australia
January 2020

I’ve been away these past six weeks but have just returned home to find the table stand waiting for me. Here it is. The table is beautiful. I’m delighted with your product and your service. Both table and stand were very well packed and survived the trip to Australia. My neighbours are full of envious admiration! Once again, thank you – from a very satisfied customer!

Gavin Eckersley, Australia
January 2013

I have attached photographs of our vase. We are very pleased with it and it has pride of place in our home. I spent some time researching lighting the vase. You demonstrated it with a globe attached to a lead. I manged to locate a battery powered LED light which just fits inside the neck and when turned on at night the result is spectacular. Thank you for your ongoing interest.

Joelle Cerge, USA
March 2014

Sorry it took me so long to send you the picture of my table yet since receiving the new base. Although I am not able to use it as I originally intended (I am afraid it would not support the weight of the glass top), it does look very nice. Thank you for your cooperation and for making it happen.

Carole Darowski, Canada
January 2016

Thank you for your e-mail showing new products. I purchased a wall panel during my trip to India in 2016. I attach a photo of it. I was most impressed by the care taken in packaging the piece and how quickly it arrived. Everyday I look at it and am reminded of the wonderful trip and all the beautiful works of art at Akbar. Thank you.

Mark Tracy-Inglis, New Zealand
March 2019

I am delighted to advise you of the safe arrival of the magnificent Akbar Marble Table Top to our home in Auckland, New Zealand. I have attached photos of its safe arrival, packaging and display in our home. Many thanks for your excellent service and providing us with a wonderful memory of our visit to Agra!!

Elizabeth & John Shovelin, United Kingdom
January 2020

We would like to say thank you very much for the kind Christmas/new year gift which arrived safely yesterday. Our visit to India in December 2019 was an amazing experience, and one that we will never forget. I have attached a photo of our purchase which has place of pride in our dining room.

Dick Reckmeyer, USA
May 2014

We received the pieces yesterday and I wasted no time in unpacking them and proudly displaying your beautiful work – the 19”piece is on our kitchen table and the 12” x 21” Tiger table top is in our family room. Photos attached. We use these rooms all the time so we will be reminded of our wonderful journey to India all the time.

Manfred Krüger, Germany
September 2019

In between the problems of the Corona-Virus, I hope of your best health. Thank you for your fast sending the heavy but sure valuable goods. I use the rare marmor artwork not as tables, then as “wonderful picture“ on the wall. Wonderful the precise work of art. Also I like the Onix-Plates.

Jeanne Fogel, USA
March 2019

Thank you for the beautiful marble table top! You did a wonderful job safely packing and shipping it and we appreciate the great follow-up ensuring it got to our home safely. Here it is on our son’s wall.

Suzie Mookherjee, USA
January 2018

Hello!!!! We finally moved into our new home and opened the crate that has remained closed for almost 2 years! The table is absolutely stunning! Everybody is in awe of the work!! Thank you!!!!

Jeff & Ann Cock, Australia
April 2015

Thank you Salim. Table arrived and looks fabulous!

Raymond Allen, United Kingdom
February 2020

We have received with all intact and it was simple to assemble. Many thanks.

Deborah Decker, USA
February 2019

It finally arrived and I got all the forms filled in. It is gorgeous and fits perfectly. Thank you!

Bernard Viroux, Belgium
March 2014

Our table arrived in perfect condition, as you can see in the picture attached.

Elizabeth McWilliams, Switzerland
December 2013

I love my table. Thank you very much.

Debbie Bruce, USA
March 2019

I loooove my new top!!!!

Ron & Julie Arvine, USA
January 2020

We love it !!

Greg Porray, India
January 2020

We really like it. Thank you. GREAT packaging!

Avril Ingram, USA
February 2014

I should have added to my email that my husband and I are so happy with our absolutely beautiful table. We get so much pleasure out of looking at it every day.

Ruth Morton, Australia
December 2013

Vase arrived, safely, thank you. I have it situated at home where it catches the morning sun. Looks beautiful.

Hamish Nicholson, United Kingdom
March 2012

Thank you for sending the inlaid Makrana marble tanle top with teak stand. It arrived in Perthshire today. It fits our sitting room very well. We are pleased.

Drusilla Houston, United Kingdom
January 2020

Really delighted with my plate. Here is my picture of where it is sitting and hope you like it.

Margaret Scarborough Eckel, USA
April 2015

I just wanted to send some photos of the beautiful marble extension table that we have now received and set up. It arrived safely securely packed and is truly beautiful and such an incredible work of art. Because we live in the mountains, the table is perfect with our views of trees and peaks from our windows. Your artisans and engineers outdid themselves constructing the metal extension mechanism for our 120” extension table. The table will seat 14 comfortably when extended and when we slide the extensions underneath, we can easily seat 10. Thank you and your team for all the hard work and care that went into making this for us and for staying in constant touch with us during the process. We will enjoy this table for years to come and it will be enjoyed and appreciated long after we are gone!

John & Maureen Gardner, USA
May 2020

The first thing to say is that we were highly impressed with the quality and care of the packaging, it was outstanding, we have never seen such thoughtful and intelligent design and it surely reflects the quality and detail inherent in your art. The pitcher has arrive in perfect condition, and we are perfectly satisfied with how it looks. I am leaving to my wife to place it but I intend to have a small stand made for it, (my son does fine woodworking and I will have him turn such a plinth). We shall also find a suitable LED battery powered light to place inside because as you pointed out a light inside gleams through the translucent marble and enhances the inlaid semi-precious designs. We had to cut short our Indian vacation about halfway through because of the virus but we intend to return as soon as the self imposed crisis is over and hope to revisit your emporium again.

Anthony & Carol Caminata, USA
January 2017

Dear Friends at Akbar, An interesting fact for YOU!:It took us TWO years to get this gorgeous piece hung by someone qualified to handle an exquisite piece of art, such as this! Some considered it, but quickly backed away- thankfully! Sadly, the lovely frame you sent us to hang the piece was too enormous for the spot, adding weight, which was a big issue.Finally, we found someone who had experience with hanging stone and contact with an obscure Canadian company that could design a custom-made LED dimmable light pad.The european-glass hardware for hanging is the kind used for constructing sturdy thick glass balconies. I held my breath as they drilled the holes in my stone art piece to insert the bolts for wall hanging!As you can see, it was a VERY SUCCESSFUL project! The outcome was even beyond the hopes of the contractor. Daily it brings us immense pleasure, flooding our minds with wonderful memories of Agra and the generational artisanal skill of the Taj Mahal builders.Gratefully, with heartfelt wishes for wellness of all!

Sonia Estela Serafim, Brazil
November 2019
Peço desculpas por não ter atendido vocês antes. Fico muito feliz quando recebo as mensagens, faz com que lembre das pessoas maravilhosas que vocês são e o quanto amei conhecer a Índia.  E espero voltar logo para este país encantador. Obrigada de coração pela lembrança. Fiquei de enviar  fotos de como ficou o puxador que comprei de vocês. Adianto que ficou um espetáculo e é admirado por todos que vêem no meu apartamento , aproveito para agradecer, com certo atraso, o prato magnífico que me enviaram tão carinhosamente. Muito obrigada mesmo, como já falei e não canso de repetir, vocês são muito especiais. Um Abraço carinhoso a toda equipe do Akbar. Beijos
Doris & Horst Eis, Germany
November 2008

We have bought this table plate in your marble factory about 12 years ago. The smaller plates we have bought by you one year later and my husband has made the wooden table around and filling this with the smaller plates and than comes the lightening. It is our best souvenir from our India-time. You have send all by ship and we must tell you, we never had problems with the transportation. We hope your business is going well in this Corona-time.

Lisa & John Nicotra, USA
April 2017
Attached is a photo of me (Lisa Nicotra) with our lovely Akbar International elephant.  It gives us great joy seeing the elephant in our home of Minneapolis, MN and reminds us of our memorable trip to Agra, India. Thank you for doing what you do and keeping this most important tradition alive for the rest of the world to enjoy.
Tilo Schmidt, Australia
September 2019
In 2019 we visited your factory and purchased a beautiful marble inlaid table top. We have since had the craftsmen at BKP Artisans (Etsy) in Punjab make a beautiful bone inlaid base to match. Please see the attached pictures. We are extremely happy with the result and thought we would like to share it with you
Donna Mastran, USA
April 2017
Here is a couple of photos of the purchase we made at your company.
Jo-Anne Clymo, United Kingdom
September 2020

The coasters [and Vase] have arrived and they a stunning!! So beautiful. Thank you. Sadly I am still fighting customs to get my payment reduced. I will enjoy the beauty of the coasters and keep my fingers crossed for a refund.

Kathie Fowler, USA
March 2017

Here is a photograph of my new table, as requested. You can also see that behind me is a smaller table that I purchased from Akbar several years ago. I love your work and hope to visit you again. I have already given you a high rating on Trip Adviser.

Joe & Camille Esterman, USA
January 2020

My beautiful marble circle rests on its Lazy Susan base in our kitchen. Everyone who visits our home marvels at the workmanship in this piece of art.

Ignacio De La Colina, Spain
October 2019

Parvez, very nice meeting you. As agreed, attached the picture. Let’s be in touch. By the way, I hope it does not get broken during the shipping!! Is it insured? You are a great salesman! Take care of yourself.

André Tassinari, USA
March 2013
Terry Addo, Ghana
Ruth Weaver, USA
March 2020
Ray Redmore, Australia
March 2014
Joyita Das, India
October 2020
Juan Valdés E., Chile
April 2019

Hoping that you all are well, I am sending a couple of pictures of your product, one of them with Christiane, my wife, the owner.

Alan Le Rossignol, United Kingdom
September 2019

Thank you for your email. My table is a lovely feature in my garden which is used most days. I have attached a few photos. Testimonial 2: I am very much enjoying the lovely table I bought from you 2 years ago shown in the photo attached. it is greatly admired by anyone who comes into my garden. I just thought that you might like to know that the substantial crate you made to send it to Jersey is still in use. The crate seemed too good to dispose of and it has been used as a stage by my grandchildren in their garden until recently. This crate is now being used by my seven year old grandson for his plant stall. He sold plants outside his home last year but this year has painted the crate his favourite colour and my son has added shelves so that the plant stall is a permanent self-service shop outside their house. I have attached a photo of your crate!

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