This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) with Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer) cap. Black locust is a beautiful tree with Wisteria-like chains of dangling flowers. The "Purple Robe" variety sport nice purple clusters instead of the usual white. There is a street near my place lined with purple Locust trees on both sides. Needless to say, that street turns magically beautiful in the blooming season. The wood is hard, heavy and very durable. One very interesting thing about Locust wood is that it fluorescences under black light, producing a strong greenish yellow glow. This particular acorn has a very nice iridescence olive green tint. The unique Black Palm cap provide another layer of visual interest.
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): 1-7/8" x 2-7/8"
-- 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
-- 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