Hand crafted in our own Woodshop at Sweetpea Cottage, this box is made entirely with Butternut, often called white walnut, that was selected because of the wonderful flatsawn grain pattern. Crafted like a piece of fine furniture and elegantly styled, it is capped with a butternut rectangular lozenge and cubed solid ebony wood handle. It has been styled like the dresser boxes, dressing table trays, or jewelry boxes, that were made during the Arts and Crafts era. The mitered lid peaks in the middle where the ebony handle is proudly inset into the center of the lid.. The combination of the rich brown color of the butternut and the black ebony adds an interesting element to an already wonderful box. For ease of access the lid is not hinged but lifts off. The bottoms of the feet are covered with green felt to help the piece sit quietly on a surface.
The box dimensions are about 6 3/4 inches long and about 5 3/4 inches wide. The total height is 5 inches, with the body of the box about 3 inches tall. The legs are canted dramatically in the style frequently found in fine Arts and Crafts furniture. The wood was fumed in concentrated ammonia to bring out the rich tones of the butternut. It was then treated with a thin layer of garnet shellac to enhance the reddish-brown of the fumed wood and then was dressed with several coats of a polyurethane/oil finish. Finally it was hand rubbed with high quality conservators wax. Over the years the box will continue to darken and enrich in color as the butternut develops more and more patina.
If you are looking for a unique gift for a special person, then this is for you. Check out the photos carefully, and you will see what a gem it is. Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. 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. It should then be returned within 5 days. After we receive it in original condition, then we will issue your refund of the cost of the item. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.
Keywords: Stickley, Arts & Crafts