A few day ago I posted following a trip to our favorite Picker or antique dealer here in Wexford Ireland. Pat Reville.
John sanded down two pieces from this stash
The gorgeous dark purple-black mahogany sanded out to show a deep rich color of the old world Brazillian and Columbian mahoganies. By the time he completed the sanded off of the old finishes in both the mahogany and the old walnut, the belt on the big sanded clogged and now needs to be replaced.
He just completed two tabletop cabinets. We are both quite pleased with how they turned out.
He made the boxes, two drawers apiece and routered details on the base and drawers, rounded the tops, and cut and rounded the decorated top piece, which he added. He also made four little feet for the boxes which have been felt padded to protect the table top. We put pretty crystal knobs on the Mahogany chest. John found two pretty detailed brass button knobs which he put on the Walnut chest.
The crystal sparkles against the rich mahogany but the detail in the brass handle really appeals to me
We have been thinking about making these boxes for the American market. They would be functional and decorative. The box could be used on a desk to hold letters, envelopes, stamps, scissors, and pens. In the foyer on an entry table for keys and outgoing mail. In the bedroom for jewelry or even makeup. Tv room for the remotes….Anywhere a pretty little thing can be seen.
Speaking of pretty little thing…remember that metal ad sign of the lady and the wine restorative. I definitely am going back to buy that. I’ll take it home and put it on the gallery wall in the Ohio condo.
Nice talking with you. Please let me know if you guys think these boxes would sell in America.
Take good care