This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Purpleheart (Peltogyne paniculata) with Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun) cap. Purpleheart is astriking wood with the unusual color. The timber is brown when freshly cut but oxidizes to a bright violet purple and eventually to a dark purple with age. Hard, dense, heavy and finely textured, purpleheart is moderately hard to work with but takes a glossy, lustrous finish. Items from Purpleheart are always eyecatchers. It brighten any collection with the striking color. Ebony is a black wood that most people know. I like this Mun species for it's subtle but beautiful pattern instead of the jet black often associated with ebony. Purple and black goes extremely well with each other, like in this acorn.
A nice box for your tiny secrets. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured, good for small daily pill, keepsake... 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): 7/8" x 1-1/4"
-- All wood turned items were hand made 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 was 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
-- 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
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