This is the second 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 color combinations of the design as there are materials in the stack.
This one has an 'tortoise shell' and jarrah burr background, with brass, pewter and 'ebony' details. The metal parts are engraved to add detail to the design. It is a premier partie design - a light coloured design set into a dark background.
Cheery veneer is used for the interior with solid cherry for the removable trays, and drawers, and more cherry for the edgings. This one has three removable trays and five small drawers, three of which are hidden behind a false side. It is lined with a claret coloured 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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