Cocobolo Memory Box, box #73.
Cocobolo is on the endangered species list.
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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.