“Floral Vase” Details
The marquetry light dawned in Castle’s studio. “Successful people seemed to have a signature to their work,” Kopf explains. Marquetry, which had been “a retiree’s hobby for decades,” looked like a good niche. Armed with a book, he started teaching himself. At first, he made simple jewelry boxes that sold at craft fairs. But within five years, “it was all furniture,” he says.
Kopf’s signature marquetry has trompe l’oeil detail, as on the “Floral Vase” cabinet.