Wiggers Custom Furniture Ltd.
Gentleman’s Semainaire
2004
Wood, Nickel
39" x 26-3/4 x 52-3/4" high
The Gentleman's Semainaire was designed to meet the needs of today's man.

The 7 drawers are fitted to hold shirts, socks, briefs and ties. The upper trays have recessed pockets to hold fountain pens, cuff links and wrist watches.

The cabinet interior and plinth base is made from quartered Makore, with the spit shell cabinet exterior being cut from a rare log of Curly Birds Eye Maple inlaid with Mahogany, Maple and Ebony. The inlays are interwoven on all 4 sides and across the top of the mitred case.

The inlay in the top of the cabinet was inspired by an aboriginal glyph of a turtle. Turtles are one of the most ancient forms of life, which make them symbolic of longevity. A turtle also does not move very fast, which is suggestive of the need for patience.

The glyph inlay was crafted from a wood called Narra, and it comes from the last remaining board known to exist from the very first wood to be sustainably harvested on the Solomon Islands in the mid to late 1990s. This wood made its way into North America by way of Eco-Timber in California.



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