The front of this cabinet (door), which is closed, is completely made of naturally colored woods . . . many exotics from all over world, with over 150 separate pieces. This is known as marquetry, made famous in its day by Italian and French artisans beginning around the 1600’s! Many artists were using this whimsical technique known as trompe l’oeil in their paintings.
This piece is on permanent display in the Henderson Fine Arts Center at San Juan College in Farmington, NM.