This superbly hand carved functional
art furniture creation was conceived in solid Walnut and Mahogany. Featuring the busts of four famous authors, on the upper tier, and scenes from their literary works in high relief
in the adjacent 20” x 40” panels.
From left to right are busts of Guerte, with a scene from Faust.
Followed by Victor Hugo with a scene from Le MisÚrables..
The two central figures are a Renaissance
man and women reading literature. The man is reading from a scroll and the woman is reading Madame Bovary, a very riske book
of its time.
They are carved on semi-circular radial panel
doors situated behind Mahogany wood-turned columns.
Followed by the bust of Mark Twain, with a
scene from Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Followed by Shakespeare, with a scene
The bottom left panels feature Johann Guttenberg,
a man of the millennium for his revolutionary invention of the printing press and next to it is the Guttenberg Bible. The
first printed book ever printed.
Both lower right panels feature dramatic scenes
from Dante’s Inferno.
Dimitri's ardent love for reading
books during his youth inspired him to recreate some of these classics in wood, bringing them to life three
dimensionally, so that they may be part of the room's atmosphere, rather than inanimately sitting on a shelf. He
said it was very difficult to select the authors.
Price upon request