OK, leather fans, I have something for you to consider – the Front Door Key/Change Dish/ Valet. When you come in your front door – what do you do? Do you dump your keys, phone, sunglasses in a drawer, leave them on a table top, put ‘em in a dish (my households solution) or some other inglorious nuisance of a spot that lacks panache?
The same can also be said of your “dressing spot/bureau/dresser” another catch-all of hard to wrangle or categorize stuff. The cure is a Valet!
This Front Door Key/Change Dish/ Valet measures 6.75 long by 6.75″ (pretty square) . It’s 1″ deep and is perfectly sized for a few sets of keys, a wallets, glasses and phone – perfect for 1 persons junk, or on top of a bureau to hold the stuff you dump from your pockets or purse at the end of the day.
The color overall is a great walnut complimented by a natural russet color, the materials are doubled up throughout – this is one heavy duty, deeply carved piece of leathercraft with a design I know you have NOT seen before!- this will be an heirloom you’ll pass down for generations, I shit thee not.
I used #9 copper stake rivets as well brass Chicago screws – when hardware was required. The bottom is as nice as the top is…. with that said, thje bottom is insane, the result when swivel knife meets with veg tan with a dose of Rowans Creek on the rocks to make it happen ultra loose!
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The leather panel on the bottom was some of the toughest, nastiest most ornery 10oz (thick) veg tan, that I bought some years ago, hoping it’d tame itself and become workable. Well it did and this is the result -it is KILLER, really holds the patterns and impression wonderfully. Sometimes leather is like cigars, you need to let it rest before it shows its true nature. and this is the bottom mind you!
The outside “walls” of this unit are made of a beautiful chrome tan burgundy, lined on the inside with some beautiful Langlitz black cowhide (used for jackets) of impeccable quality. this sandwich is both glue and stitched.
If you need a bigger or deeper “dish”, I can make one – for a clubhouse or big hallway! just ask
I use oil dyes for my work, so the color mellows with age and takes on a great patina. This is a good looking unusual piece which will get you lots of comments and it is entirely hand made, by me, right here in the USA.
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