The ART Manchester exhibits are in full swing, featuring members of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers. Among many of the items displayed by our furniture makers – some of which were shown off in our last blog – is this gorgeous box set by Erin Hanley.
Below are some of the boxes that Hanley handcrafts at her studio in Burlington, Vermont. To check them out in real life and to see a whole lot more beautiful pieces, take a trip to ART Manchester.
Box 1: White Oak, Curly Maple & Leather Lining
The top has been carved and colored. These can be jewelry boxes, pocket boxes, stuff boxes, or stash boxes. An ideal heirloom for any family member.
Box 2: White Oak, Brass & Gold Mica Powder
A trip to the quirky museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris led to this piece. The excavated grain there inspired the scoring, texturizing, and wash of gold mica powder.
Box 3: White Oak and Walnut
This piece was inspired by an architectural element in a building designed by Louis Kahn. Hanley loved how he made a bridge to span a divide in a wall, so she incorporated that idea into this box.
Box 4: Rosewood, White Oak, Ebony & Graphite
The panel on the top is colored with graphite, and the inside features a leather lining.
Box 5: Madrone, Quarterswan Sycamore & Rosewood
This one also has a leather lining visible in the last of three pictures.
Box 6: Small Rosewood and Graphite
A smaller version of the previous Rosewood and graphite box.
Box 7: Oak and Gold Box
White Oak and Gold mica powder. Both are pictured here together.
The full collection!