Stunning cherry crescent desk by Curtis Erpelding. This is a functional masterpiece. Curtis Erpelding is a brilliant woodworker associated with Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, a Seattle based cooperative of woodworker member artisans. This crescent shaped desk features three drawers along the top, the center drawer is more shallow than the ones flanking it, giving the person seated more leg room. It is a combination of solid wood and cherry veneers, the interior sides and bottom of the drawers are curly maple. There are several inlays of figured wood and thin inlay trim in many areas. The black feet are more intricate in the back than in the front. The front and back have dramatic curves while the sides have very subtle outward curves. There is a metal badge attached to the center drawer that reads "designed and made by Curtis Erpelding, Port Orchard, Washington, 6/2000." Excellent structural condition. It has some scratches and a few dings, mostly on the top. It is so gorgeous that the cosmetic flaws hardly detract from its beauty.
It measures 65.5" wide at the back and about 59.75" wide at the front corners. At the center it is 25.5" deep, and the edges are 24.75" deep. 30.25" high.