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Friday, May 3, 2013

Summer on the City - Linear movement series marquetry

 In the Abstract Fusion Marquetry series, again recycling the left over veneers, I worked with “stripes to create movement.
With abstract careful attention to the overall composition and to the very details are is required
Some of those details

Pembroke table #2

In 2009 Patrick Edwards and I were commissioned to adapt and recreate a table kept ath the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Our clients liked the top but not the base of the original, staying true to the period designs we created a different base.
On that project Patrick Edwards did the top marquetry using the piece by piece technique. The multiple wood marquetry was inlaid in a bees wing satinwood.

I did the rosettes and dots for the top cut using a mix a stack cutting (boulle) and piece by piece for the inside flower and “cross”, and tarsia certosina, inlay with a punch. Those are made out of rosewood maple and pear. The rosettes were a challenge as the rosewood was prepared first as a small sunburst making the all inside ring cross grain, and I had to cut really straight lines.

I also did the furniture making, joinery with hand tools on beech wood, and the marquetry for the base of the tables. I used piece by piece for the drawers scroll using a dyed tabac maple. The rose bud on the side were cut piece by piece and inserted in a stack cut background. The challenge was to create and regular oval with an even tabac inlay.


 Here are the table finally in their home