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 bentwood box is entirely constructed with solid Pennsylvania harvested quartersawn black cherry chosen because of the beautiful grain, color, and stability of the wood. The bent wood sides of the box are fastened together with split reed that is chain laced in the style used by early Norwegian craftsmen. The corner posts are cut in a graceful arching horned design. Small solid ebony pins have been added to the front, back and handle of the box to add a subtle accent to this beautiful tine. It is a wonderful interpretation of the traditional antique Norwegian, Swedish, or Scandinavian tine, and could serve nicely as a bride's box or executive desk box. Boxes such as this are often referred to as Norwegian lunch boxes. It has been completely artisan crafted from start to finish in the woodworking workshop at Sweetpea Cottage using only the best materials.
The box, or tine, measures about 8 inches long. It stands 3 ¾ inches tall and the total height to the tips of the corner posts is 5 inches. It measures 4 inches across at the base and the lid is a bit larger measuring about 4 1/4 inches across. The wood has an antique cherry stain to give it an aged cherry look. This creates a reddish-brown color that should continue to develop a deep rich patina over the years. It is coated with several layers of polyurethane varnish finish that adds to the deep rich color and protects the wood as well. Finally, it has been treated with a black patina wax to enhanced the look of aged cherry. The simple elegant styling of the design adds a special quality to this beautiful folk art box. The color and shape of the box has a classic Arts and Crafts style 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 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. 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. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.