This dark box is made from 5300 year old bog Oak and shows off the colour and beauty of this magnificent wood. Inside it is lined with rippled Sycamore The box is French polished and finished with a final coat of beeswax.
Bog Oak is Oak which was growing 3000 to 6000 years ago. As the climate changed and sea levels rose after the last ice age, areas of fertile woodland became waterlogged and the trees died and feel into the newly forming marshland. Over time the trees sank into the marsh and did not rot. Tannin in the oak reacted with dissolved iron in the water, and slowly over millennia turned brown and then black. These trees are found today during routine agricultural practices and dug up and salvaged as this wonderful wood. Read more about bog Oak