New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits some of the best paintings from around the world. Be it Picasso or Raphael, and the Met Museum has housed the greatest treasure troves of artifacts in the world. Now UK-based bespoke furniture designer is offering a scaled-down version of the museum, entirely made out of Swiss pear and cherry with grey sycamore, rosewood, and ebony inlays, a graceful jewelry box. Based on the original design of 1902 by Richard Morris, the box features carved Corinthian columns and moldings and a secret hiding place for the roof framework’s key.
The box displays exquisite craftsmanship as the building lifts’ main roof to reveal compartments for storing precious jewels. Using numerously significant English cabinet-making techniques, the box holds an additional secret storage space that requires a high degree of skill and accuracy in its making. This secret space can be used for storing those particularly special pieces. The only available limited edition piece is selling for $ 37,000, and Linley promises to donate $7,800 to the museum on the box’s sale.
[Available at: Davidlinley]