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 crafted bentwood box was made in our woodworking studio at Sweetpea Cottage. It 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 sides of the box are fastened together with split-reed chain stitching as was done with traditional Norwegian boxes. In addition, there are three copper tacks used in the style of Shaker boxes to help fasten the sides of the box. The base is carved in a dentil-style pattern that extends all the way around the base. The corner posts and ends of the handle are cut and carved in a graceful arts and crafts style. The beveled sides of the lid are also carved in a combination of textured designs and repetitive dentil patterns. The box is a beautiful interpretation of the traditional antique Norwegian, Swedish, or Scandinavian tine, and could serve nicely as a desk box or even an executive lunch box. It has been completely artisan crafted from start to finish in the woodworking workshop at Sweetpea Cottage using the absolute best materials.
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 5/8 inches. It measures 4 7/8 inches across at the base and the lid is a bit larger measuring about 5 1/4 inches across. The wood has been treated with an antique stain to give it an aged cherry look. Combined with its own natural reddish-brown color the piece 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. Finally, it has been treated with a 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 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. Check out the photos carefully, and you will see what a gem it is. Look around the internet and you will not find another box of this type 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.