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Custom Furniture Sample Sale – Pedestal Jewel Box

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by johnwiggers

In 2006 The Guild Shop in Toronto showcased some examples of my work at an exhibition called “Boxed Jewels”. The following Pedestal Jewel Box was one of the pieces on display.




This Pedestal Jewel Box measures 12-5/8″ wide x 11-1/8″ deep x 49-1/2″ overall height. When open it measures 16-3/8″ wide. The pedestal is made of FSC certified Nero Vermelho which has been sculpted into an entasis shape using the same geometric proportions that the ancient Greeks used to construct the columns on the Parthenon in Athens.

The exterior of the split shell box is crafted out of some of my core stash of rare veneers – in this case the last of my spectacular Amboyna Cluster Burl that was first used to make the Amboyna Bed back in 1998.


The box interior is made of African Padauk, with the 5 undulating drawer fronts sculpted from solid stock. The drawer boxes are solid mahogany fitted with sliding dovetails. The drawer bottoms are lined in black Tuscany leather.

This Pedestal Jewel Box was most recently on display at the “My Grain” Exhibition at The Guild Shop in Toronto, which ran July through August, 2011.

List price: $2500.00

Special pricing available for sample sale.