During the Victorian era peacocks became a very popular ornamentation motif, appearing very often in interior design, all types of furniture, stained glass and of course in fretwork. This box is a late example of this trend. It shows peacocks on the sides and lid, surrounded by branches and leaves. The design is completed by two small mirrors on the sides of the lid. This pattern is a complete reconstruction of an old English design. The pattern contains instructions to hinge the box or to make the lid with guides that encase accurately in the box.
The pattern is made to make the box with 1/8 and 1/4 inches wood or with 3 and 6 mm. wood, but of course it can be resized at will. This table gives the measures of the box depending on the wood thickness you use:
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These three pictures are courtesy of Ken Field from Australia: ¨Your plans are a pleasure to work from, particularly as you have the confidence to know that everything will fit perfectly, if cut correctly. The Peacock Box is made with New Guinea Rosewood, finished with clear gloss polyurethane and lined with Royal Blue silk.¨
|This picture is courtesy of Pietro Grandoni from Italy.|
|This picture is courtesy of Isaac Arditi from Israel.|
|This picture has been kindly sent by Michael Mercer from the United States.|
|This picture has been kindly sent by Andrea Graziano from Italy.|
|This picture has been kindly sent by Jose Antonio Alonso from Madrid, Spain.|
|This picture has been sent by Santiago Fernandez from Barcelona, Spain.|
|This picture has been sent by Noel Gibbs from Australia: ¨I have finished your peacock box and enjoyed tremendously making it. I used Queensland maple for the scroll work and camphor laurel for the lid underlay. Royal blue felt was used for the lining.¨|
|This picture has kindly been sent by Entico Cococcia from Italy. This box is made with olive tree hardwood, which is very complicated to work because of his hardness and because it breaks easily. It is however a very beautiful wood of deep texture and subtle colors.|
|This picture has kindly been sent by Jürgen Hallbauer from Germany.|
|This picture has kindly been sent by Charro from Spain.|
|This picture has kindly been sent by Dmitry Buleiko from Penzenskaya, Russia.|
|This picture has kindly been sent by Ken Groves from Australia. ¨Made it out of jacaranda and imbedded some crystals for effect. Next time I would make it out of cedar which would make the crystals stand out a lot more.¨|
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