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 6.5" square . It's 2" deep and is perfectly sized for a few sets of keys, a wallet 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 gorgeous reds maroons and oxblood, complex and totally unique, the materials are doubled up throughout - this is one heavy duty, deeply stamped piece of leathercraft and the basket weave stamping is kooky, I tellya - with a pattern 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 nickel Chicago screws - when hardware was required. The bottom is as nice as the top.
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 two-ply chrome Langlitz black cowhide (used for jackets) of impeccable quality this sandwich is both glue and double-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.
I also make knife and tool sheaths from heavy weight vegetable tanned cowhide. I've made guitar straps, leashes and wristbands - all with a different look and design as your commonly used to seeing. If you're looking for something you don't see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason.
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