Treasure Boxes I, II & III.
Here is our latest video presentation on our acclaimed Treasure Box series project. This marquetry pieces are re-creations by master artisans Patrice Lejeune and W. Patrick Edwards. Through the use of the finest material in the pure french tradition they created award winning Stunning veneer work. TREASURE BOX I The inspiraton for Treasure Box I […]Read More
Boulle Marquetry Decanter Restoration
Restoration of a Napoleon III Boulle marquetry decanter.
Typical Boulle marquetry is made from turtoise shell metal such as brass, and woods such as ebony or ebonized veneers. The metal is engraved and inked.
Treasure Box II – Making of
After 2 years we can now present our Treasure box II Patrick Edwards and I started this project 2 years ago after completing our first series of 4 treasure Box. The series II was inspired by an antique from an auction house We created a new design and concept using the original layout that we […]Read More
French Polish, reviewing the basics
I hear many things about French Polish, and some of them really make me jump. One of them in particular that I heard one to many times on youtube from a famous class on woodworking (which decided me to do a video and a post): “When you are done French Polishing, take some steel wool […]Read More
Treasure Box I – Making of
End of 2011 Patrick Edwards and myself found a box sold at Christie’s for €15,000. We really liked the layout of the marquetry even if in detail the marquetry was average. We decided almost immediately to start on in as a spec job. We kept the overall layout but focused on drawing it at the […]Read More