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Michael Coffey

Swahili II, Cabinet

United States, 1990



Dimensions: 94″ wide x 32″ high x 26″ deep

Materials: African Mozambique exterior, White Birch interior

A sculptural cabinet carved in solid Mozambique. Coffey debuted this style of carving at Directional Furniture in New York, in 1972. In the 90’s he revived it, giving it the name, "geolithic carving,” -- inspired, as it is, by the action of water on rock over billions of years. The carving motif is a variation on Swahili I

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