This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Thuya Burl (Tetraclinis articulata) & Fishtail Oak (Euplassa pinnata) cap. National tree of the island of Malta, Thuya Burls actually grow underground on the roots of Tetraclinis articulata trees. It is also considered something of a national treasure in Morocco. It has the golden brown tone with dark eyes and a pleasant cedar aroma. This is another one from my aromatic timber collection. The inside is not seal for your sniffing pleasure. Capped with Fishtail Oak, not a true oak, I am sure, but am not sure about the fishtail part. The wood is similar to lacewood, but denser and exhibit an interesting pattern. This acorn is fairly small, just enough space for a small ring.
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 jewelry, 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): 1-1/4" x 1-5/8"
-- 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
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