Cocobolo Keepsake Box, box #72.
Cocobolo is on the endangered species
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Outside, 14-1/2" x 8" X 5-1/2".
Inside, 12" x 5-1/2" x 3-3/4".
One of a kind Mexican Cocobolo. The finish is buffed Shellac sometimes
called a French Polish. Brusso hinges with 95 degree stop,100% all solid 3/4" thick. Cocobolo is
a true rosewood and one of the world's most attractive exotic woods, exhibiting a wide range of rich colors including shades
of orange, yellow, red and brown, accompanied by black striping. Cocobolo grows mainly in the Pacific regions of Mexico and
Central America. Cocobolo supplies are getting limited. Because of the wood's beauty and high value, the trees yielding this
wood have been heavily exploited: they are rare. Only relatively small amounts of this prized wood reach the world market
and it is expensive. Cocobolo wood is unique and beautiful but also has a density so great that it will sink in water. Very
heavy to hold, hard to believe it's wood. Truly unmatched, this wood is one of natures unique creations.