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December 8, 2020 12:00 PM - December 17, 2020 07:00 PMCalender

Silas Kopf Dawn Marquetry Cabinet

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3530T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: December 08, 2020 12:00PM


Silas Kopf Dawn Marquetry Cabinet, East Hampton, Massachusetts, 2010, maple, holly, and other woods, Brazilian granite, half circle cabinet with inlay doors depicting flowers, branch, and butterfly, with granite top and sides, ht. 34, wd. 32 1/2, dp. 16 in.

Note: Silas Kopf has been making studio furniture since 1973. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in architecture, and was an apprentice to Wendell Castle for two years. In 1988 he was the recipient of a Craftsman's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, which he used to study traditional marquetry methods at the École Boulle in Paris with Pierre Ramond. Subsequently Kopf had the opportunity to travel and study marquetry and inlay in Italy, England, and Sweden, expanding his understanding of the European history of this decorative art. Kopf was named a Master of the Medium for 2015 by the James Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian Institution. Kopf incorporates a wide variety of techniques to decorate the furniture he both designs and builds. Most of the marquetry is made with wood, but occasionally other materials are used: brass, copper, aluminum, mother-of-pearl, abalone, and reconstituted stone. Kopf's work is found in museums and private collections around the world. His shop is in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Very good condition. Ready to place.

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Pierre Ramond, James Renwick Alliance, United Kingdom, East Hampton, Easthampton, Paris, Italy