This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Amboyna Burl (Pterocarpus indicus) with Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun) cap. Pterocarpus indicus is still considered the official national tree of the Philippines, where it is now endangered. The tree itselff is called Narra, and so does the reddish wood. However, the burl of the Narra tree is called Amboyna. Go figure. The beautiful burl ranges from golden yellow to deep red, highly figured, and polishes up nicely. It better be pretty to justify the high price tag associated with this burl wood. Here Iuse a gallery grade piece for this small acorn, dense with eyes and swirls. Mun Ebony is one of the most beautiful ebony around, often decorated with wild streaks and figures. The wood is very fine grain and stable, ideal for threaded items. It is my favorite timber. The dark wood goes well with any other wood color. It also provide accent and contrast without much distraction. This acorn is a true jewel.
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... 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 1-1/2"
-- 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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