Wild cherry Sideboard

Materials: Native cherry, French cherry
Finish: Oil and wax
Dimensions: 880mm(h) x 1500mm(w) 420mm(d)

 

This sideboard was made as part of a commission from the Department of Foreign Affairs for the Irish Ambassador to Vietnam's residence in Hanoi. The detail on the ends of the sideboard top are an Oriental furniture motif called 'birds tails'. Wild cherry or Bird cherry is native to Ireland. The wood is much more dense than the cultivated varieties, and the figure in this piece is extremely rare.