This fall-front desk was the first trompe l’oeil piece I did with “glass” doors. Previous pieces had had solid frame and panel doors. https://silaskopf.com/fall-front-desk-marquetry-inlay-trompeloeil-mahogany-intarsia/Imitating glass allowed for a much broader marquetry image.
The objects in the cabinet are arranged in a casual still life effect.
The woods used are curly laurel for the veneered panels and shed for the solid wood. This is the first piece we did which had a number of secret compartments in it. Secret compartments are now a standard feature in my work.