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The Black and White Ebony Jewellery Box.
This unique box is made from Black and White Ebony with ancient Bog Oak detailing. It is lined with Sycamore and Macassar Ebony with a Sycamore and Ebony tray.
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The box has a sunburst flowing from the top down the sides, both inside and out. This is framed with ancient Bog oak on each corner. The box is lined with Sycamore and Macassar Ebony with a Sycamore and Macassar Ebony Tray. The tray floats into place on a bed of air and has a smaller secondary tray within. The lid opens to 95° and closes softly on a bed of air. The box is French polished and finished with a final coat of beeswax.
Several years ago, I was lucky to get a small amount of ancient Bog oak. 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, coastal areas of fertile Oak 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 the wood brown and then black.
I have been lucky to work with some of this remarkable wood and use some of it to this very special box.
28 cm by 18 cm by 11 cm
Black and White Ebony, Macassar Ebony, Bog Oak, Sycamore