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Liquor Cabinet


Inspiration for this piece came primarily from sculptor Andy

Goldsworthy’s work with Cairns.

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Liquor Cabinet – Handcrafted in Maple and Zebrawood

This striking liquor cabinet is another wonderful creation from the fine woodworking studio of Ottawa’s Jacques BreauInspiration for this piece came primarily from sculptor Andy Goldsworthy’s work with Cairns. Jacques coupled those shapes with the form of a wall-hung child’s desk from mid-century France, and this beautiful liquor cabinet was the result. An interesting feature of this piece of furniture is the juxtaposition of different materials. Jacques marries Eastern Maple, a material commonly found in his region of Canada, with the exotic zebrawood or ‘zebrano‘, a golden hardwood with dramatic dark stripes that is found growing up to 150 feet tall in Gabon, Cameroon, and the Congo. This liquor cabinet also features cork and brass elements.

Materials: Eastern Maple, Zebrano, cork, brass

Dimensions: 24” H x 29.75” W x 9” D

Jacques Breau

Jacques Breau has been around woodworking and craft since he was a child. Woodworking runs in the Breau family, starting from his great-grandfather who passed down his love of wood to many family members throughout the generations. Jacques’ mother, an exacting seamstress, has imparted her approach to craft to him. This combination of material and approach guides Jacques along. After completing an undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Jacques embarked on his journey as a craftsman. After reading James Krenov’s book, “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook”, it became clear that his passion was leading him to woodworking. He has since studied at the Silva Bay Shipyard School (2003), and at the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking (2006-2007), both located on the Strait of Georgia, in British Columbia. Since graduating from the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking, Jacques has been a member of the Guest Faculty at that institution. Jacques gets inspirations for his work from bridges, water towers, seashells, difficult joinery, and the flowing lines of turn of the century furniture. These inspirations are juxtaposed with constantly striving to strip designs down to the essentials. Tools are a very important aspect of Jacques’ craft practice. His machines have been collected and lovingly restored to working order. They date as far back as 1915, and are all from quality manufactures in North America and Europe. The hand tools in Jacques’ collection are all of high quality, and are well maintained. Some of these tools have been shop built, while others have been accumulated over the years. His hand tool collection includes tools from Japan, England, the United States, Germany, Canada, as well as shop made tools.

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Additional Information

Weight 60 lbs
Dimensions 30 x 9 x 24 in