|Project by WPatrick||posted 11-21-2012 05:20 PM||3686 views||18 times favorited||47 comments|
This is the first time I have posted my work on this site.
I suppose many of you already know about me, as I have been involved in antique restoration and marquetry for over 40 years. However, if you haven’t heard about me yet, I will just introduce myself as a traditional pre industrial woodworker who makes Old Brown Glue and spends his time cutting marquetry on a chevalet.
My partner, Patrice Lejeune, and I had the idea early this year to start a series of different “Treasure Boxes” which would be limited to 4 copies each series. We decided to change only the interior from box to box and keep the same exterior the same on each series.
This is the first box of the first series. We have sold the first three boxes from this first series and plan on keeping the fourth box of each series for the business collection. We are now designing the second series of Treasure Boxes which will have tinted bone in the design.
These boxes are made of solid beech with full blind dovetails on the corners. They have hidden compartments with secret releases. The interior of this box is made of olive with kingwood, tulip and boxwood.
The exterior is made of Gabon ebony and 22 other exotic woods. All the veneers are sawn veneers, purchased from Patrick George, in Paris, and are 1.5mm thick. The design is cut using the chevalet, 4 copies at a time. The elements are heated in hot sand to create shadows. Only the greens are tinted. All other colors are natural.
The hardware is from Londonderry Brasses.
The size of the box is 13×33 x 43 cm. I prefer to work metric.
The polish is French polish.
You may find more about this project on my blog: http://www.WPatrickEdwards.blogspot.com
Thanks for looking.
-- WPatrick, San Diego, http://www.WPatrickEdwards.blogspot.com