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Artist ~ Ernest Mills ~
A House in Queens New York  (Made to Order)
13-3/8 (34.0 cm) x 8-1/2" (21.6 cm)
Queens is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City, the largest in area, and the second-largest in population. The borough of Queens has been coterminous with Queens County since 1899.
The differing character in the neighborhoods of Queens is reflected by its diverse housing stock ranging from high-density apartment buildings, especially prominent in the more urban areas of central and western Queens, such as Astoria, Long Island City, and Ridgewood, to large free-standing single-family homes, common in the eastern part of the borough, in neighborhoods that have a more suburban layout like neighboring Nassau County, such as Little Neck, Douglaston, and Bayside.
This piece measures 13-3/8 (34.0 cm) x 8-1/2" (21.6 cm) and was pressed onto a piece of MDF board, and backed by a single piece of Maple veneer. It was sanded with 120 grid then 3 coats of sanding sealer were applied. Between each application the surface was wet and dry sanded with 600 grid using a flat steel block. It was finished with 3 coats of wipe on Gloss polyurethane varnish, 1 coat of satin polyurethane varnish and finally polished with Renaissance wax. It is all Scalpel cut.
Anyone interested in learning the art of Marquetry please contact me at emills21@cox.net

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