Friday, June 1, 2007

Dunbar Jewellery Box

Jan Dunbar has a lifetime's worth of unique and beautiful jewellery, a daughter and a daughter-in-law. Intending to divide her jewellery between both in her estate, she commissioned Pinkerton to create two jewellery boxes (so she could pass one onto each), but which could also exist as a whole in the meantime. The solution was to create two identical boxes which can sit one atop the other or be divided for separate use. Both feature a dot motif inlay.

Using Huon Pine and American Ash, with various timbers used for the inlay, the boxes are finished in Danish Oil and each drawer has a felt bottom.