CRAIG YAMAMOTO CHERRY AND FIGURED MAPLE CHEST OF TEN DRAWERS
With hand forged iron hardware; circa late 20th/early 21st century, unsigned
Item # 801KQW27P
An entirely hand-crafted piece by woodworker Craig Yamamoto of Whidbey Island in Washington, this example is crafted out of thick solid planks of cherrywood with gorgeous figured maple drawers. Each of the ten drawers are dovetailed with self-closing runners, the hand forged iron pull a work of art with a tiny nub for the pull to knock against without denting the wood. One upper drawer has a tiny butterfly joint healing the chaotic burl of the figured maple, an interesting touch executed flawlessly. This is a very fine custom made studio piece.
We also may still have in the shop a Craig Yamamoto credenza that nearly matces this chest.
Measurements: 69” W x 19 3/4” D x 43 7/8” H
Self closing runners in a few drawers are a bit sticky, though still operating fine. Light surface wear and fading, overall remaining in exceptional original condition.