Charleston Document Box

This is a mahogany document box that I designed and made for a customer living near Charleston South Carolina. It is a romanticized view of 18th century rural life at, if I remember correctly, the Drake house, the oldest existing plantation house in the area. In my portrayal, I hoped to signify the torrid heat of the strong sun rising over the house with the two field workers resting under the shade of the live oak trees festooned with Spanish moss. More icons of the deep south are the trailing magnolia foliage/blossoms under the lid on all three sides and the trailing jasmine vine trailing on three sides at the base molding. An open well inside and a pull out drawer below the entire width of the box.
All three sides are similarly carved. I made this the year of 1998

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