Inlaid Heirloom Box

Pete Michelinie
of Woodstock

The veneer and banding is applied to the drawer fronts on a single board. Once complete the board is sawn into three pieces and are dovetailed together with maple drawer parts to become the three drawers. The design of this piece is identical to the Carved Heirloom Box I had made a few years prior, except using veneering as the main decorative element rather than carving. The use of Amboyna Burl on the drawer fronts pays homage to Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, famous Art Deco designer. The burl was sequentially cut and then arranged in a four-way bookmatch centering in the middle of the case. Nickle plated knobs elevate the piece even further.

The Heirloom Box is made of Black Walnut, Sugar Maple, Amboyna Burl, Brazilian Rosewood, Holly and Ebony. The knobs are nickle plated brass, and the drawers are all lined with a royal plum colored velvet. The box is finished with boiled linseed oil, shellac and paste wax.

Photos of the box in the making…

Dimensions: 21" W x 7 3/4 " T x 11 1/4 " D

Price: $1,985

Contact Pete Michelinie about this piece...
Inscribed Cherry Hope Chest

Inscribed Cherry Hope Chest
by Pete Michelinie

View Member

Birdseye Maple Jewelry Box

Birdseye Maple Jewelry Box
by Pete Michelinie

View Member

Hochman Danish Modern Extending Dining Table

Hochman Extending Dining Table
by Pete Michelinie

View Member

Painted Shaker Night Stand

Painted Shaker Night Stand
by Pete Michelinie

View Member


Carved Heirloom Box
by Pete Michelinie

View Member

Treasure Box
by Pete Michelinie

View Member

Dressing Screen
by David Boynton Cabinetmaker, LLC

View Member

Taffy Mirror by David Hurwitz, carved and painted cherry. Copyright 1998, David Hurwitz. All rights reserved.

Taffy Mirror
by David Hurwitz Originals

View Member