Ash marquetry, X and diamond technique (motifs created by veneer assembly), Oak structure

This small furniture has the size of writing paper.

It’s tinted, varnished then wax is spread with pumice, to obtain a similar stamp varnished effect.

 

It was ordered by a husband wanting to offer a present to his wife for their sixtieth wedding birthday. He asked for a piece of furniture to store his sweetheart’s papers. After so many years, he didn’t want any more to see them lying around…