English and black walnuts, aromatic cedar, Brazilian rosewood veneers – 300 hours
The interiors of the drawers are lined with Tennessee aromatic cedar, one arranged to contain photograph wallets. The brass draw handles were antiqued by wrapping them in a vinegar soaked cloth and burying them in moist, acidic soil for two weeks.
Trade in new endangered Brazilian rosewood is now prohibited. I bought this veneer in a liquidation sale: it was likely made in the 1920’s. This wood has long been treasured by furnituremakers. Consumers are now widely specifying certified responsibly harvested wood.
In the spirit of William Morris, this piece displays handcrafted joinery throughout. Various dovetail styles, wedged mortises and tenons and floating panels give it the structural integrity of an heirloom.
- Price £5,000
- Finish Hand-rubbed oil/varnish, wax
- Dimensions 60W x 55H x 12D
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