his week, the wood work we have in store showcases, the ability of skilled Haitian artisans to transform tough wood into smooth home decorations. The contrast of the brightly colored flowers, painted over the mahogany hardwood gives this piece somewhat of a vintage look that is sought by interior designers. It is interesting how haitian artists tend to incorporate floral motifs into the majority of their artistic designs. Some may argue that this practice is often tacky and spoils the piece but in this case the contrast of colors is tasteful and provides the tough wood with a smooth and charming finish. This is definitely one of our favorite pieces.