Exquisite, fine cherry tea box by master craftsman William Taylor. Featuring a black walnut lid with inlaid tree of maple, and a perched owl of lacewood, under an abalone moon. This box also contains a historical piece of horse chestnut; the handle is made from a bi-centennial tree planted in 1776 by General William Whipple, a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire. Accented with wenge, and zebrawood, this box is perfectly sized to accommodate a variety of fine teas for any fine tea connoisseur.
William Taylor often uses unusual and historic woods to incorporate into his boxes. Most of his boxes require at least 30 hours of work and take two or more weeks to complete. The finishes are all done by hand and wood finishes are not something to be hurried. Resting during the building process allows William time to evaluate the wood’s movement as temperature and humidity change, and also for the finishes to cure properly, resulting in high quality fine boxes that are made to last for generations.
William’s marquetry pictures are made entirely of wood that is sawn into the panel using a double bevel process, using a variety of natural colors from wood found around the globe. Each piece of wood is individually set into the panel in a time consuming process, requiring at least 8 hours of labor for one picture panel. The results are unrivaled, and no two panels are ever alike.
Box dimensions: 8″ x 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
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