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Writing box

comments (2) February 4th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

acomart acomart, member
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English writing box. 16 by 10 by 5, 3/8.
Secret drawers.
Space for papers and writing tools.
Space for documents and papers.
Writing leader surface with monogram.
English writing box. 16 by 10 by 5, 3/8. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

English writing box. 16" by 10" by 5, 3/8".



I crafted this writing box for a client that wanted an exclusive and different box. The exterior and interior are all in cherry. The inlay bicolor band was made with holy veneer and Italian dyed green veneer. The corner fans were made with the same veneers. The central motif was made with English sycamore and Italian dyed green veneer.

I took inspiration from English boxes but I re-desiged the box to reduce its weight; this is the reason that the box has not lateral drawer, as was common in these kind of boxes in the past.



Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, period interpretation, cherry, inlay, shellac, marquetry, inlay boxes., writing box

Comments (2)

acomart acomart writes: Yes, both portions have a key.
Posted: 7:47 pm on February 8th

Crookehouse Crookehouse writes: Very nice. Got a ? though. Does the upper portion of the leather writing surface lock down also? I see a key up there.
Posted: 6:08 pm on February 4th

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