Granadillo, fiddleback maple, spalted maple, European pear, hand-made and patinated brass hardware
45” x 28” x 13” 1999
Dame Granadillo demonstrates the design flexibility that is possible with sawn veneer work. The cabinet’s exterior is deep, maroon colored granadillo, an ecologically harvested member of the rosewood family from Central America, while the interior is highly figured fiddleback maple. The lighter color and vibrant figure of the maple brightens the interior and provides a pleasant surprise when the curved doors are opened.
The solid brass drop pulls on the cabinet doors are hand-shaped and hammered with a light patina added. The pulls are set in an inlaid spalted maple medallion that provides a focal point for the exterior of the piece. The legs extend part way up the cabinet sides, ending in a gentle outward curve.
The interior features two dovetailed drawers of spalted European pear. The drawers visually share a drawer pull carved from bubinga. The finish is shellac and beeswax.