|Project by Benji Reyes||posted 06-11-2010 11:34 AM||5124 views||10 times favorited||35 comments|
The beauty of face book….... A few months ago, my daughter set up a fan page account for my friends and patrons to be updated on my new designs, up coming exhibits and a chance for them to share with fellow collectors the Benji Reyes pieces that they have acquired through the years.
Just yesterday, a client friend shared with us this chest of drawers I did almost ten years ago. I have requested for more photos of this rare piece but unfortunately she will be staying in Manila for the next 2 years while the piece and the rest of her collection is in her home in New Zealand. A brief description of the chest of drawers as this old dog’s memory can muster is:
The top is made from Ipil, the sides are stack laminated ipil, bandsawn to form then gouged for a corrugated wave look. the face drawers are 2” thick molave then sculpted for that rippling look. The drawer sides and bottoms are made from ipil. The drwer pulls are sculpted from Kamagong (ebony)
Have a great weekend guys!!
-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts