Mother of Pearl Magnolia Table
The inspiration behind the design for this immense six metre table for Bill Cleyndert & Company came from a single picture of a magnolia. From this Senior Marquetry Artist, Szilvia Dorogi, developed the design, selected the materials and created the entire work over a three month period. Her hands joined the sapele pommele background and cut every tiny part of each leaf, petal and stem before sand shading and placing it into the overlay.
This central section shown was within a border of curl mahogany, Bombay rosewood cross banding and feather banding in San Domenican rosewood. The leaves were made with San Domenican rosewood, santos rosewood and yew; the stems with burr ash; and the petals from three types of mother of pearl.