2 Watch Box in American Black Walnut and Purple Detail

A small American Black Walnut 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 chocolatey brown figured American Black Walnut veneer. Light and dark lines of grain are enhanced by the light figuring perpendicular to the grain. Additionally, the edges of the box are chocolate brown straight grained Walnut. These are inlaid with purple dyed lines of Sycamore.

A soft sheepskin suede in Purple Heart, lines the interior of the box, complementing the colour of the Walnut and picking out the purple inlay of the edges. Luxurious suede lines the Walnut tray and 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 normally has a very straight grain with pronounced colour differences in obvious lines. This is because the Walnut is quarter sawn which allows some figuring to appear, subsequently giving a very contemporary masculine look.

Wood: American Black Walnut, Purple Dyed Sycamore

Lining: Purple Heart Hairsheep Suede

2 Watch Box in Maple Burr & Smoked Chestnut Detail

A small Maple 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 rich golden tan Maple burr veneer. Darker tan and brown swirls enhance this burr. Additionally, the edges of the box are a creamy-white hard maple. These are inlaid with double lines of a very dark brown smoked Chestnut which contrast well with the rich Maple burr.

A soft sheepskin suede in dark Brown, lines the interior of the box, picking up the detail of the inlays against the exterior colour of the Maple Burr watch box. Two sections are provided for the watches, each with a suede covered cushion. Similarly, the luxurious suede also lines the hard maple 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 lock are fitted to the box.  The key hole is surrounded with an escutcheon inlaid with smoked Chestnut.

Finally the box is finished with a low sheen lacquer.

This kind of Maple burr normally has a high density of burl likewise many pockets of ingrown bark,  subsequently giving an interesting pattern with a rich colour.

Wood: Maple Burr, Maple & Smoked Chestnut

Lining: Dark Brown Sheepskin Suede

 

Small Valet Box in American Black Walnut with Kingwood

A small American Black Walnut valet box or Gentleman’s box. The box includes a tray for jewellery, cuff links and other accessories.

The exterior of the handmade wooden box is covered in a chocolatey brown American Black Walnut burr veneer. Darker brown lines enhance the grain. Additionally, the edges of the box are chocolate brown straight grained Walnut. These are inlaid with Kingwood lines of a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks which complements brown Walnut.

A soft sheepskin suede in Peacock Green, lines the interior of the box, complementing the colour of the Walnut. Luxurious suede lines the Walnut tray and 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 hand applied high sheen shellac.

This kind of Walnut normally has a very straight grain, subsequently giving a very traditional looking pattern with a warm colour.

Wood: American Black Walnut, Kingwood

Lining: Peacock Green Hairsheep Suede

2 Watch Box in Light Grey Dyed Figured Sycamore

A small Light Grey Sycamore 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 light grey figured Sycamore veneer. Figuring appears lightly at right angles across the grain. Additionally, the edges of the box are a creamy-white coloured hard Maple. These are inlaid with double lines of black dyed Sycamore.

A soft hairsheep leather in dark Navy Blue lines the interior of the box. The subdued and dark lining contrasts well against the lighter colour of the Light Grey Sycamore watch box. Two sections are provided for the watches, each with a suede covered cushion. Similarly, the smooth suede also lines the Maple tray. As the tray is suspended in the front compartment, this results in there being plenty of usable space underneath.

Stainless Steel stopped hinges and a Nickel plated brass sliding catch are fitted to the box.

Finally the box is finished with a low sheen lacquer.

This kind of figured Sycamore normally has an interesting ribbon or flame of figure perpendicular to the grain direction giving causing a shimmer effect within the grey colouring.

Wood: Light Grey Dyed Sycamore & Maple

Lining: Navy Blue Hairsheep Suede

Large Cufflink Box in Macassar Ebony

This is a large sized cufflink box for a collector.  The handmade box is veneered with an orangey-brown and bold dark brown striped Macassar Ebony.

The lid includes a black dyed Sycamore panel with rippled Sycamore initials and white Sycamore border lines.  The front includes an escutcheon that matches the personalised lid panel.  White and black lines border the Walnut edges on all sides.

The interior of the box is lined from top to bottom with bright red leather.

A tray in American Black Walnut is provided with sufficient compartments for twenty pairs of cufflinks.  The tray is also lined in red leather.  Similar built in compartments for another twenty pairs of cufflinks are provided under the tray, lined in leather.

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