Dimensions:Outside, 16-1/2" x 11" x 8-1/4"Inside, 14" x 8-1/2" x 5" .The Oregon Myrtle-wood tree grows uncultivated, only in a small area along the Pacific Coast. Quality wooden box.No large stands of this unique tree are to be found. Nearly all of the remaining Myrtle-wood is scattered in small groves throughout the lower valleys along the rivers of Southwestern Oregon and the southern Pacific Coast. Centuries are required to grow a Myrtle-wood tree large enough to yield board-lumber. A time may come when the supply of highly figured Myrtle-wood will be depleted and the manufacturing of the articles from this wood may cease. The highly-prized pieces of today will be handed down through generations, as heirlooms which will be preserved for us by our descendent's. Highly figured all solid 3/4" thick Myrtle Burl wood memory/keepsake box with Macassar Ebony trim. Dovetail construction, Brusso quadrant hinges, high quality lock, brass Handles makes this keepsake box something to love and display as a family heirloom for many generations. 12 coats of acrylic lacquer, sanded and buffed to musical instrument quality. The Latin name for Macassar Ebony is Diospryus celibica. Diospyros, in Latin, originally meant “fruit of the God’s” and is referenced in Ezekiel 27:15. A wood of great importance World wide that has been used by many Kings.
Steve,I just received the box and oh my goodness I am just in complete aw of it! It is stunning and so much more than I could have ever imagined.Thank you so very much! The engraving is so beautiful. I will let you know when I give it to Shaun. I won't be with him till the day after Christmas. Cannot wait!Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!
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