2 Watch Box in American Black Walnut Burr & Kingwood

A small Walnut Burr watch box holding two wrist watches on soft yet firm cylinder cushions. The box includes a small tray for cuff links and other accessories.

The exterior of the handmade wooden box is covered in a dark chocolate American Black Walnut burr veneer. Medium brown and black swirls dance across and enhance this burr. Additionally, the edges of the box are a lighter coffee coloured straight grained Walnut. These are inlaid with Kingwood lines of a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks which complements dark brown Walnut.

A soft hairsheep leather in vivid Purple Haze lines the interior of the box. The bright lining almost illuminates the dark chocolate of the Walnut Burr watch box. Two sections are provided for the watches, each with a leather covered cushion. Similarly, the smooth leather also lines the Walnut tray. As the tray is suspended in the front compartment, this results in there being plenty of usable space underneath.

Brass stopped hinges and a brass sliding catch are fitted to the box.

Finally the box is finished with a low sheen lacquer.

This kind of Walnut burr normally has a close or sparse burr sometimes with just a wild grain, either way giving an interesting pattern with a deep rich colour. In the US, black walnut continues to be known as the aristocrat of native hardwoods and the hallmark of tradition.

Wood: American Black Walnut Burr & American Black Walnut

Lining: Purple Haze Hairsheep Leather

Large Valet Box in American Black Walnut with Kyle Tartan and Union Flag Inlaid

This is a large sized valet box. The box is made with a deep brown American Black Walnut. The lid and sides have been veneered with beautiful American Black Walnut Burr panels which gives a deep chocolatey brown background with darker swirls. These panels are surrounded by reddish brown Kingwood banding separated by Box and Ebony lines, then bordered on the outside by quarter sawn American Black Walnut. The lid includes a centrally located initial ‘H’ in Fiddleback Sycamore and bordered with Kingwood.

The lid opens to reveal four compartments at the back for watches, each containing a watch pillow lined with navy blue suede. The front compartments are designed to hold 12 sets of cuff links separately.

The inside of the lid is lined in Kyle Blue tartan, which is mainly a bright red with medium blue lines.

The front of the box is a panel which lowers to reveal four American Black Walnut drawers, each lined in navy blue suede. The top drawer has 12 sections for cuff links. The other three boxes each have an additional 24 sections for cuff links.  The inside of the panel has a Union Flag laid out in Walnut, Sycamore and Pomelle.

The escutcheon is bordered with Kingwood.

A satin finish in lacquer with a brass lock and hinges complete the box.

Wedding Anniversary Box in Quilted Maple

This is a medium size Wedding Anniversary/Jewellery box.  The box is veneered with a pale brown Quilted Maple on the top and running down all sides.  The personalised motif in the panel is cut from Maple Burr and detailed with Holly.  All edges have been lipped with Maple and detailed with Cherry and Maple lines.

The interior of the box has been lined with an ivory coloured handwoven silk.

The box contains three trays in American Cherry.

A light finish in lacquer and a brass catch completes the box.

6 Watch Box in European Walnut and Sycamore Detail

This is a large watch box holding 6 watches with additional room for cufflinks or similar.

The box is made from a pale to warm brown European Walnut showing a swirly figure, especially on the lid. The lid is detailed with the client’s initials in an undulating fiddleback Sycamore on a dark mottled Walnut burr background. A matching burr escutcheon and Sycamore lipped edges delineated with black lines, complete the exterior of the box.

The interior of the box is lined with a soft pile velvet in a navy blue colour.

Compartments containing velvet lined rolls are provided for six watches. An additional velvet lined section is large enough for cufflinks and other accessories.

A light gloss finish in shellac and a keyed brass lock completes the box.

Desk Box in Sapele with Figured Pomelle

This is a large sized desk box.  The box is made from a rich orange-brown Sapele.  It is constructed with visible through dovetails.  The lid panel includes a veneered section in a rich reddish-brown Pomelle which runs down the front and back of the box.

The interior of the base of the box is unlined showing a Sapele interior.

There are five trays in three layers,  each made from dark brown American Black Walnut and lined in a bright red hand woven silk.

A gloss finish in shellac and a brass lock completes the box.