This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Afzelia (Afzelia xylocarpa) with Betelnut (Areca catechu) cap. A beautiful wood with nice orange color from SE Asia, Afzelia is hard and fine enough to accept threading. It is related to the famed Amboyna burl, but with a lighter tone. The grain is nicely figured and lustrous, like gemstone. The unique betel nut cap adds another level of visual complexity to this already striking acorn.
This is a nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Thought the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift for the "hard to give" people on your list!
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 7/8" x 2-3/8"
-- All wood items were hand turned and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil were applied
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different.
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item, if possible
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time
-- CA sale tax applies (9.25%) for shipping to CA address