Locking Jewelry Chest

Gentleman's jewelry cabinet modeled after a 17th century Chester County Pennsylvania Spice Box. The woods are Walnut, African Mahogany, Lacewood, Spanish Cedar, and Ebony (but we can vary these as needed). It is approximately 22" tall, 14" wide, & 12" deep... A dovetail construction carcass with book-matched frame and panel door enclose 11 differently sized drawers and two hidden compartments. The drawers are built with halfblind dovetails in the front and full dovetails in the rear. The drawer pulls are custom turned Gaboon Ebony and fixed with wedged tennons. On occasion I have used solid brass drop pulls for the drawers for a more feminine feel. All drawers, with the exception of the center one, have velvet lined bottoms. There are two large drawers at the top and bottom (the bottom one has dividers sized correctly to be used as either a cash box or sunglasses holder), two medium sized drawers, six small drawers (two of which have walnut lids and two of which contain handmade ring holders), and a large center drawer which is actually a Spanish Cedar lined humidor (humidifier included). As to the hidden compartments... well, I'll keep those a secret, for now… The piece uses all solid brass and steel hardware including fully mortised hinges, lock, and escutcheon. Both the cornice and base moldings were custom designs done in my shop. This is truly unlike anything you can buy in a retail furniture outlet and will be around for many generations. It would make the perfect gift for anyone wanting a fine piece of craftsmanship to hold their jewelry, valuables, or keepsakes. Also, I have built this cabinet with the center drawer as a piggy bank (in the case of children) or bracelet hanger (for the lady of the house) rather than a humidor. The styling is classic and works well in any study, home office, bedroom, or dressing room.

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