Iris Vanity Box
Inspired by eclectic New York nonagenarian style icon Iris Apfel with her dazzling collection of accessories and her trademark large round spectacles, Iris Vanity Box is a celebration of old world charm laced with contemporary attitude.
Iris is handcrafted in solid American black walnut and features detailing in the form of inlaid stripes of prehistoric English bog oak (5,300 years old), steamed English pear, European walnut and American beech. She features a large circular, partially-framed, angled face mirror, mounted above the box, which is backed on a solid bronze finished brass plate. The box accommodates a lamb nappa and suede-lined jewellery and accessories drawer with individual compartments and poche-vide, which is opened via a secret, concealed button incorporating a handmade wood-hinge and spring mechanism as used in fine Victorian treasure chests.
Iris is finished in a highly protective hard-wax oil which brings out the tonal qualities of the walnut and the contrasting timbers and gives a satin-smooth feel and lustre.
As with all Tree Couture’s limited edition collection pieces, Iris is handmade in London and inlaid with a Tree Couture gold makers mark and a numbered edition disc. Only 25 pieces will be made, after which Iris will never be produced again.
- The face mirror can be in bronze mirror rather than silver
- The mirror’s backing plate and connectors can be in polished brass rather than bronze finished brass
- The leather for the drawer interior and poche-vide can be selected from a wide range of colours
- The internal compartments of the drawer can be configured to client’s specification