Athough this armoire is original in design, it is intended to have the appearance of a fine antique out of the 19th century. The darker walnut contrasts nicely with the lighter spalted pecan in the raised panels and drawer front. Spalting (the wiggly black lines & unusual coloration) is the result of micro organisms working in a tree once it has died. If the process goes too far, decay sets in, but if the tree is milled and dried at the right time, the resulting lumber is special and prized by contemporary furnituremakers.
The drawer is constructed with hand cut dovetails and has a solid wood bottom. The whole piece is built to last and beautifully detailed inside and out.