Wenge and red gum, with pink ivory wood, jarrah, ebony, sycamore, European hornbeam
22” x 10” x 2.5” 1999
The wenge and red gum box has hand-cut dovetail joinery and hand-sawn veneer top panel. The red gum’s dramatic grain pattern creates a sense of movement behind the marquetry flamingos.
The interior has removable dividers to showcase and store writing instruments and paper.
The marquetry on the lid uses natural wood colors and careful shading done with hot sand to create the illusion of depth. The hinges are made from solid brass and the finish is shellac and beeswax.