Whoooo would not love to have this wonderful salt box sitting on their desk? From the woodworking shop at Sweetpea Cottage, we are offering this modern interpretation of an antique salt box, or hanging wall box. Constructed like a piece of fine furniture, it is ready for you to use. Hang it on the wall, or place it on a desk. Use it to store all of your car keys, rolls of loose stamps, or as a dresser box for tie-tacks and cuff-links. The uses are limitless for this handy little box.
Based on a design found in early American salt boxes, this box has the classic folk art fan-tail handle for hanging on the wall and a hand carved owl head sits on the lid. As an added bonus there is a small drawer with a brass pull. Both spaces are excellent for storing odds and ends. The maximum height is 7 3/4 inches tall with the actual box being 5 inches tall. It is 6 ½ inches wide and 5 5/8 inches deep. It is made entirely out of solid leopardwood (also known as Brazilian lacewood) a rare and exotic wood that is known for its stunning grain pattern which seems to shimmer and ripple. Leopardwood is also known for the difficulty associated with trying to work with it because of its hardness and brittle nature. Construction is all by hand with the lid hinged on cherry dowels. The only piece of metal on this box is the solid brass knob on the drawer. Even the carved owl on the lid was hand carved at Sweetpea Cottage. The grain pattern in the leopardwood seems to resemble feathers on the owl. The box has been carefully finished with an oil/ varnish finish and then buffed to a high sheen with a fine carnuba wax. The spectacular nature of the wood makes this item a box to behold. This salt box has many, many uses and is destined to become a family heirloom.
Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. Our artisan crafted wooden items are guaranteed to be hand made in our shop by the fine cabinet-maker Ken Drews. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us via email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. Once it is returned to us in a timely fashion and in original condition, then we will issue your refund. Shipping for this item will be $12.00 anywhere within the U.S. We ask our international customers to complete their transaction with PayPal. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.
Item ID: AJ-652
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