Rose box

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Project by tomd posted 350 days ago 1352 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was having trouble with my pictures so I posted two similar boxes separately. This is a birch ply box covered with oak burl veneer with a rose marquetry on the lid. Brass stop hinges, full mortise lock, black and white edging. The interior is covered with gray velvet and a padded and buttoned lid. Finished in shellac, 14L x 9D x7H.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 350 days ago

Beautiful box Tom and the marquetry is excellent, well done.

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#3 posted 350 days ago

Outstanding! Again great marquetry. Did you use sand shading on the roses?

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#4 posted 350 days ago

Another absolutely beautiful box! Outstanding marquetry and great detail on your tray, just to mention a couple of points, but still so many other well done aspects.

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#5 posted 350 days ago

Both classical pieces. Great work!

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#6 posted 350 days ago

Yes I used sand shading on the white rose petals otherwise it comes out looking like a blob of white, guess how I know that.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 350 days ago


Your box is simply outstanding! The design and workmanship are top-notch!


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#8 posted 350 days ago

Awesome box!

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#9 posted 350 days ago

Tom -

Excellent work. The marquetry appears flawless, as does the finish. Great design and interior fit out. I like the padded, buttoned lid.

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#10 posted 350 days ago

love this box, great work


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#12 posted 350 days ago

Really like your new shape. Reminiscent of some of the old English tea caddies. Works nicely here. Also the rose blends nicely into the figure of the overall box. Also good to see more veneered boxes on LJ. I’ll be waiting to see your next one.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#13 posted 350 days ago

Remarkable pair of boxes you presented us with. Eye candy, just a pleasure to look at ,love all the finishing inside and the veneer .

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#14 posted 350 days ago

Excellent work! Beautiful. The marquetry came out perfect!

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#15 posted 350 days ago

I can’t decide which is more spectacular… the outside or the inside!

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