That’s a piece where I did almost nothing. –GPIn 1984, Gord Peteran was five years out of his art school training at the Ontario College of Art. While there, he studied both art and cabinetmaking, following a path begun as a teenager when he worked in a furniture restoration shop. The first piece of furniture he ever sold—making him, by definition but perhaps unexpectedly, a professional furniture maker—was this simple chest of drawers, surmounted by an exact duplicate of itself in exactly one-quarter scale. When stacked one atop the other, the two objects create a curious perspectival effect, as if a single chest were both close at hand and far off in the distance.