Dining Table with Chikiri inlays     -next ->

In 1890, a British ship carrying plants for the Bronx Botanical Gardens ran aground off the Southern coast of Long Island, scattering hundreds of unique saplings across Southampton beaches. The residents of Southampton, sensing an opportunity to beautify their village, salvaged many of the young trees and replanted them. This interesting piece of English elm was cut from one of these trees after it died a century later. Its interesting figure, tortured by fractures is a record of every hurricane to hit Long Island in the last century. The dovetail shaped, chikiri inlays prevent the internal forces born of past trauma from cracking the piece apart Return to Gallery