E & M PerezEllen and Michael Perez

Mid Century Modern Jacaranda Rosewood Slatted Basket

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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Handiwork: Wood: Pre 1970: Item # 1449403
E & M Perez
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Centerpiece slatted bowl on four tapered feet, of Jacaranda Rosewood, with brass straps and rivets. Hand crafted, beautiful shape and details. It measures 21 1/2' long, 6 1/8" wide, and 4 1/4" high. Comprised of 12 hand made wood slats, each bent carefully to fit the overall shape, the slats are bound with 4 brass bands, all fastened to each wood slat with a brass domed peg. The canted and tapered feet are attached to the two inner brass bands. Stamped 451 on the bottom on one of middle slats. We have only seen one other centerpiece bowl or basket like this, and it sold on a well known internet site for antiques and interior design items for $3000. The other bowl was described as similar to the works of Joaquim Tenreiro, the renowned mid century Brazilian designer. The wood slats and feet are dark hardwood, likely Jacaranda Rosewood (Dalbergia Nigra) and have a rich dark color, with darker variegated coloration. Each slat is hand hewn and polished, and the slight rippling in the surface is visible in photos. In fine vintage condition, it has not been cleaned or polished, and shows no signs of breaks or losses. It sits just a tiny bit "off", which could be remedied with a very tiny piece of felt if desired. The form is just elegant and sublime in its simplicity, and the lovely luster of the dark wood enhances the piece greatly. This is a treasure of modernist and mid century design, worthy of the finest collection. Please see all photos for details and email any questions.