The build i am currently working on has also stalled as i am waiting for materials plus I'm still experimenting with different lighting which needs to be done before i can continue any further although i couldn't resist putting one of my pieces inside to see how it looked.
This tiny carved panel was given to me many years ago by a cabinet maker who had been asked to convert a piece of Japanese furniture in this case a cabinet to hold a TV set, yes i know what your thinking taking such a beautiful piece of furniture to pieces to house a TV is just wrong in my opinion but that's the way things go. The cabinet was constructed in 1890 and had a total of 29 draws inside all of which were removed and reused with the exception of this tiny one that measures just 3.5'' x 2'' on viewing the back you can also still see the joints which were made to hold the sides in place too one thing that did puzzle me was that this was the only draw that never had a handle so I'm a little confused as to how it was opened unless it had some type of spring mechanism? either way i was very happy to take this off his hands at that moment in time and it now has the perfect home.
The plain walnut frame around the outside was added by myself but is fully removable , i just thought it gave it a better finish.
Ive also been thinking about some type of name for the gallery once its completed, this isn't as easy as i thought it would be so if any of my followers and friends would like to submit ideas i would be more than happy to consider using one that i like and in the event i do use one then i will send that person a small token of my appreciation.
Hopefully over the next few weeks i will be able to share with you more progress as it happens or alternatively share the tiny treasures that will be displayed in this new build.
Have a great week everyone. Tony.