item: treasure box
catalog #: 609
height: 14" wide x 9" deep x 5" high
principal wood: satine
accent woods: holly
comments: Satine is probably the most striking, richest-colored red wood available. It comes from South America. Holly is an American domestic that I frequently use for its nearly white color (the whitest that I know of) and virtually grainless texture. Both take a beautiful glossy, clear finish, the satine retaining the characteristic open grain while the holly goes almost totally smooth. Short legs lift this cool little box 3/4" off the table. It has a brass latch and piano hinge and, as always, a black-velvet-lined inside bottom.