Artist/ Designer: Wendell Castle
b. 1932, Emporia, Kansas
Title: Humidor 1989
Medium: Rosewood veneer, bleached Australian Lacewood, ebonized cherry, solid Spanish cedar interior, with brass hardware.
Dimensions: 12.5" h x 26.5" x 12"
Details: Unique, one-of-a-kind design. Signed "Wendell Castle 1989" on end incised in rosewood. The Australian Lacewood latch turns to the right to open the lid and opens only to a vertical upright position.
Notes from the Archive: An excellent example of Castle's work during this period in his career, noted for his combinations of rectilinear veneered case pieces with his artful organically carved work. A related work, "The Music of Rubber Bands" 1986, was included in his mid-career retrospective exhibition, "The Furniture of Wendell Castle". There a veneered sideboard with pointed feet was supported with 2 black organically carved "rubber bands" similar in shape to the carved Australian Lacewood "bones" seen here. Although the cedar is considered the best interior material for a humidor, this piece could be just as magnificent housing watches, jewelry or any small collection. This is stellar piece which combines Castle's mastery of the highest craftsmanship with the whimsical forms that set his work apart. A treasure!
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