We are one of the few shops remaining from the early days of Ruby Lane who are still able to sell our own original artisan crafted wooden items. Done in the style of antique Norwegian tine (pronounced tee-na) boxes, this artisan made bent wood box is entirely constructed with solid Pennsylvania harvested quartersawn black cherry chosen because of the beautiful grain, color, and stability of the wood. The steam bent side of the box is fastened together with split reed that is chain laced in the style used by early Norwegian craftsmen. The lacing sits in a strip of textured hand carved banding. This textured banding reinforces the textured theme found around the base, lid and vertical posts. The corner posts are cut in a graceful arching horned style. Traditionally a Norwegian tine, used as a bride’s box, would often have a heart somewhere in the design serving as a token of love. This box is no exception with its hand carved and textured heart sitting proud on the front side of the box. It is a beautiful interpretation of the traditional antique Norwegian, Swedish, or Scandinavian tine, and could serve nicely as a bride's box for that very special person in your life. It has been completely artisan crafted from start to finish in the woodworking workshop at Sweetpea Cottage.
The box, or tine, measures about 9 inches long. It stands 4 inches tall and the total height to the tips of the corner posts is 5.5 inches. It measures 4.875 inches across at the base and the lid is a bit larger measuring about 5.25 inches across. The wood has been treated with an antique stain to give it an aged cherry look. This creates a color that will continue to develop a deep rich patina over the years. It is top coated with several layers of polyurethane varnish finish that adds to the deep rich color and protects the wood as well. It has been finished with a patina wax to enhanced the look of aged cherry. The simple elegant styling of the design adds a special dimension to this beautiful folk art box. The color and shape of the box has a classic Arts and Crafts quality that will make it a wonderful display piece. What a great gift for the Viking in your family.
If you are looking for a unique gift for a special person, then this is for you. The piece has a feminine look and would be a great gift for your mother, wife, girl friend or sister. Check out the photos carefully, and you will see what a gem it is. Look around the internet and you will not find any box that is so stylish, graceful, or well made. 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 to us within 5 days. After we receive it in original condition, then we will issue your refund minus shipping. BE SURE TO LOOK AT OUR OTHER ARTISAN CRAFTED BOXES AND JEWELRY ALL ON RUBY LANE. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.