One of a kind Mexican Cocobolo wood. Exotic wooden box. The finish is Shellac called a French Polish. Gold plated hinges, dovetails, all solid 5/8" 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 it's almost hard to believe it's wood. Truly unmatched this wood is one of natures unique creations.