Keepsake Box With Peacock Feather Marquetry Turquoise Inlay

This piece is based off a peacock feather that my wife has displayed in our dining room. I love the bright natural colors of the feathers that glimmer in the light. I began with a radial match which is a decorative veneering technique. I did this give the effect of the background feathering out instead of just running in a straight line. I integrated some specialty dyed veneers. The green is called Kota and the deep blue color is on Tulipier. These veneers are dyed in a process of pressurization so that the dye actually runs through the veins of the wood. Most dyed veneers begin to fade over time. These will not. Instead of using a veneer for the turquoise color I inlaid crushed turquoise into the piece to set it apart and add a new element. I especially love the simplicity and bright colors of this piece

- Radius natural Figured Maple mitered so the grain matches around the box

- Conversion Varnish finish to give the best protection

- Bottom lined with real black velvet

- Specialty died veneers that will not fade

- American Blackbean, Kota, and Tulipier veneers

- Inlaid with crushed turquoise

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