Ms. Deane has great appreciation for the craftsmanship and beauty of this piece and has admired it for many years. She purchased it from Gaul Searson showrooms, long time supporters of Martin Pierce Hardware. She was happy to be able to specify it for this special client and felt it "created a visual peace." Her clients will be retiring and moving to the Lake Tahoe area where the Aspen buffet will happily reside.
A true work of art, the legs and frame of this buffet is crafted of solid walnut with the face and panels made from a vertical grain walnut veneer. We purposefully lay up the walnut veneer to create a strong vertical direction allowing the piece to visually flow upward. The natural tones of the wood are then gently lightened with a bleach solution to allow the delicate silver tones of the Aspen trees to stand out. We apply the ancient japanning technique of inlay to create the aspen trees. This process certainly makes these pieces edition worthy as it is a bit like buying a limited edition print except that in the case of furniture, each piece is a true original; unlike a print where copies are created from a master. We finish it off with our small chiseled pulls in a natural polished bronze.
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