Wednesday, July 6, 2011

U. Pittsburgh Russian Nationality Room

Completed Reproduction Cabinet
Completed Reproduction Cabinet

We were tasked with building a cabinet for the University of Pittsburgh Russian Nationality room. The cabinet houses three gifts from Dmitry Medvedev (former president of Russia), and become a permanent addition to the room.

The carved ornamentation of the new cabinet matches the room’s original carvings. To somewhat disguise the fact that the cabinet is new, we created a little wear in strategic places, and dusted the recesses of the carvings with a custom blended “soot” as exists in the rest of the room.

Original Carving

New Carving