This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Sappanwood (Caesalpina sappan) with Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) cap. Related to Brazilian Pernambuco, Asian Sappanwood was a once popular export wood in the 17th century, but seldom seen now-a-days. The wood has many uses, beside being a lustrous timber with red orange hue. It possesses antibacterial and anticoagulant properties for medicinal application. It also produces a reddish dye called brazilin, used for dyeing fabric and making red paints and inks. The tree is also a beautiful ornamental with panicles of yellow flowers. Capped with a centered branch of California live oak, the radial rays of the oak add visual interest to this bright acorn
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured, good for daily pills, cash stash, keepsake... Comes ready to dangle with a lobster claw attachment for your keychain or zipper pull. Through the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 1-1/2"
-- 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