Exquisite, mahogany and curly maple jewelry box by master craftsman William Taylor, inlaid with lacewood, zebrawood, wenge, and purple heart. This box also has some historical horse chestnut; The handles are 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. Equipped with a lifting tray and magnetic catching drawer, this functional jewelry box can accommodate a large variety of jewelry. Additionally, the dividers can easily be removed to fit larger items.
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: 11″ x 7 3/4″ x 5″
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