Marquetry Drinks Cabinet

 

This drinks cabinet was commissioned by a client who specified something colourful. Taking inspiration from the mosaic columns in Barcelona's Palau de la Musica Catalana, we designed a multi-coloured, highly patterned bow-fronted cabinet  with four doors and three drawers.


Making this piece involved several processes. The bow-fronted doors and drawer fronts were achieved by laminating birch ply over a specially made former in a vacuum press in the workshop. The marquetry panels of pre-dyed veneers were laser-cut and then laid on the doors and drawer fronts.  The feet were turned, fluted and stained dark red before being attached to the cabinet. Finally a simple limestone top containing fossils was set in place.

 

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