Marquetry Jewellery Box

Editor's Choice - Apr 23, 2015

When I started my blog on this project last summer I said that it was a tribute to my mentors and teachers, Patrick Edwards and Patrice Lejeune of the American School of French Marquetry and this project post is dedicated to them.
Patrick told me when I attended my first course that if I wanted to really improve I should go to France and buy sawn veneers from Les Fils de J George in Paris. Eventually I did and this is the first piece I have made with them.

The inspiration for my Jewellery box is this one that Patrick built and displays on the masthead of his blog.

I have an extensive blog series on the building of this piece starting here so I will keep this short. All the detail you would ever want to know about it is there.
For now I will just say a heartfelt thank you to Patrick, Patrice, and all those who have suffered through the months of this project in my blog and leave you with some professional detail shots.

Thanks for looking


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lightweightladylefty ...


Thanks for sharing this incredible example of fine marquetry. Patrick and Patrice have to be delighted to see their student excel to this degree!


lanwater ...

It’s very hard to comment on such a piece Paul.
I can’t find the right combination that will convey my amazement.
The blogs were extremely detailed with beautiful pictures.
It takes a great deal of work to write detail blogs and I, for one, learned a lot from them. Some new terms and techniques.
It was great following along.

So, like they say on the other side of the atlantic: C’est magnifique!

Andulino ...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, I can’t say enought about! :)

Martin Sojka ...

Wow Paul, amazing work!

Michal Bulla ...

Amazing work Paul. It remains me one of the Historical Marquetry & Intarsia Furniture Martin posted few months ago.

Martin Sojka ...

right, it could definitely find a place there :)

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

That is one beautiful piece of work . You have a real gift .

Brian ...

You know, that would look great of it were pallet wood! Haha! ;-)

Really spectacular. The blog was great. This is a true masterpiece. You’ve really earned the title “Master Craftsman”, or even better, " Maître de la Marqueterie".

Dutchy ...


MaggiesDad ...

Stunningly beautiful work Paul – simply amazing!!

BarbS ...

Oh, Paul. just…oh-h-h.

lanwater ...

I showed it to some people in the office today.
One of them commented it belongs in the Louvre::)

shipwright ...

Thanks everyone.
The encouragement of my fellow woodworkers is what keeps me going.
Thanks once again.

TonyCan ...

This is an amazing piece of art. Well done!

RevRuss ...

I can’t imagine being able to draw the lines for that least of all manage to cut the pieces and make them fit. Just amazing work.

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