Bear Paws Cube Keepsake Box
Classic American quilting patterns reborn in marquetry woodwork.
Bear Paws spread across five faces of this perfect 5" cube box. A secondary pattern of a bear cub's face appears in each corner, between the paws, for added interest.
An FSC certified birch box is carefully covered with a spectacular veneer of Karilian burl for the background color, with paws of bocote. Using veneers allows for the least wasteful use of these precious woods - they are generally the left overs from furniture makers. The veneers are highly polished and remain unstained to bring out the natural luster of each type of wood. A small peg within the box insures that the box is always closed properly, lining up the peg with a small wedge inside the lift off lid, creating a perfectly uninterrupted pattern.
Box measures 5" square, is lined with a felt insert and has a wool felt bottom to protect your counter and the box for years of use and enjoyment. Weighs one pound.
Handmade in New York