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Fox and Geese

The cabinet I have been working on has now been lacquered and the richness of the wood can now be appreciated. The main wood is Macassar ebony with it’s beautiful stripy grain. The red woods of the fox also have come alive. The marquetry challenge was to find the right tones for the mother goose and still have enough contrast with the ebony.

The cabinet has three doors and on the left there is a lifting top and a slide out tray.

Don’t be deceived by the foreshortening of the snapshot. The sides are in fact parallel.

I invite you to take a look at older blog posts under the heading of “Furniture Stories” where i have documented the making of the marquetry.

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