This is the first of my Boulle style marquetry boxes. The marquetry panels for this and the three others where produced by stack cutting a sandwich of materials on a chevalat. With the parts interchanged you get as many different colour combinations of the design as there are materials in the stack.
This one has an 'ebony' and 'tortoise shell' background, with brass, pewter and jarrah details. The metal parts are engraved to add detail to the design.
Cherry veneer is used for the interior with solid cherry for the removable trays, drawers, and edgings. It is lined with YSL blue goat skin.
To see more on my journey with these boxes visit my blog Boulle style marquetry. http://lumberjocks.com/madburg/blog/104298
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