Fiddleback western maple, ziricote, abalone, mother of pearl, with marquetry
20” x 12” x 8” 1997
Dragonflies of abalone and mother of pearl inlayed on figured maple suggest a watery background for marquetry grasses and reeds. The cabinet is made with hand-sawn veneers. The single door swings on hand-made brass knife hinges. Inside are nine ziricote and maple, hand-cut, dovetailed drawers with carved pulls. The finish is shellac and beeswax.