The piece was designed as a reflection of Jacques Emile Ruhlman's Work. This piece takes elements of Ruhlman's work like the pedestal base, shaped/turned feet, blocked front and door medallions for handles.
This piece was meant to sit by itself and be the focal point of the room. I chose the straight grain repetitive lined ember wood to contrast the color and grain pattern of the carillion birch burl. The line pattern of the ember wood runs vertically from base to top and continues trough to the stepped gallery on the back of the top. The carillion birch burl books out from the center, right to left, and around the sides of the case, the top books back from the front and the case to the back of the top. The piece is 18 inches deep at the sides. It steps out 2 inches twice with 2 inches radiuses corners to a center door opening with a 30-inch radius. The inside of the case is done in carillion birch burl with a frame of maple and a panal of carillion birch burl. The feet are turned of macasser ebony. The corner lines and fielded lines that separate the carillion burl from the cross banding of ember wood are macasser ebony. The handles are sterling silver from belgium.
Dimensions: Height: 42" Length: 110" Deep: 28"