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Eighteenth Century Cabinet #9: Summer Break

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I’ve come to a place that is convenient to take a break. Sailing season is approaching and I have work to do on my boat to be ready. This cabinet will be put on the back burner for now and I’ll do the big front marquetry next winter.

At this point both side panels are glued on, the transitions between them and the carcase veneer are complete, the drawer marquetry is done, and the lower front panel is well underway. What remains is basically the big front marquetry, a Jean Francois Oeben basket of flowers. No more work on the top, it will be marble.


In this one the front panel (work in progress) is just hanging on a couple of veneer nails to give a sneak peak of things to come.


Thanks for looking in!

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.