Hand crafted in our own Woodshop at Sweetpea Cottage, this box is made with Pennsylvania black cherry that was selected because of the striking swirls in the flatsawn grain pattern. Crafted like a piece of fine furniture and elegantly styled, it is capped with a birdseye maple blank and carved palm 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 rich grained palm wood handle sits proudly in the center of the lid.. The combination of the rich reddish-brown color of the cherry and the black palm wood on top of the birdseye maple adds an interesting element to an already wonderful box. For ease of access the lid is not hinged but lifts off. The inside bottom is lined with a piece of brown felt. The four feet also have felt pads so that it will sit quietly on any surface.
The box dimensions are about 6 5/8 inches long and about 5 5/8 inches wide. The total height is 4 3/4 inches with the body of the box about 3 inches tall. The sides 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 dark tones of the cherry and birdseye. This guarantees that the color of the wood will not fade over the years and the cherry will continue to develop its rich dark patina. The piece was dressed with several coats of a polyurethane/oil finish. Finally it was hand rubbed with high quality carnauba wax and then wheel buffed. It has a wonderful glossy finish that is sure to please.
If you are looking for a unique gift for a special person, then this is for you. The piece has a masculine look and would be a great gift for your father or the dad in the family. 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.
Stickley, Arts & Crafts