In our very first blog post we featured Emma Peascod, a fantastic artist and gilder who specialises in combining traditional Japanese paper along with verre eglomise to create innovative, contemporary decorative finishes. One of these finishes which we also showed off was her gorgeous shagreen finish – a distinctive finish that emulates the pebbled appearance of ray- and shark-hide. Just recently Emma, working together with Simon of Nocturne Workshop, worked to create this bespoke cabinet for a private London residence.
The body of this beautiful tallboy was crafted by Simon – the main frame is solid, oiled black walnut clad in brushed stainless steel and the doors are made from single sheets of steel folded into pans with holes handcut for the glass panels.
The beautiful glass panels themselves were hand-gilded by Emma using her shagreen technique with variegated metal leaf and bronze powders to produce a finish that compliments the stone flooring in the space it will be installed in.