A prominent part of Furniture08, the Furniture Society’s annual meeting, is a gallery of members’ work.
Multiple materials. The marquetry squares on this credenza are made of straw.
Will Neptune, a master furniture-maker well known for his period reproductions, raves about the piece “Did you see that?!” he asked, eyebrows arching skyward. Clearly awed by the credenza, he went on to praise the workmanship and the iridescent quality of the marquetry. He says that the straw is specially grown in France just for marquetry, and that it contains silica, which helps impart the radiance.