Cobra ~ Figured Maple & African Ebony
The name of this piece is Cobra
The box dimensions are 10" high, 5" wide, 5.5" deep.
Type of wood used in this piece is Figured Maple with African Ebony for the drawer pulls. The drawers are lined with a suede material. There are no stains or dyes, rather only a protective finish, to enhance the natural wood color.
Figured Maple ~ figured Maple is a domestic hardwood. The sapwood is mostly a white creamy color, but some darker heartwood can be found. The wavy or curly grains produce "fiddle back" figure and sometimes a "black mottled" figure. The tree is Native To Figured Maple is from the Hard Maple and the Soft Maple trees. Our figured maple is a mix of these species. The trees grow throughout the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, the New England, and Great Lakes regions.
Gabon Ebony ~ from equatorial Africa, African Ebony is usually found in wet lowlands near rivers and swamps. Devoid of color, Gabon Ebony has ink black with lighter streaks. Only a small percentage of Ebony (three to five percent) produce the highest quality jet black Ebony. Ebony is hard and costly to produce, which makes it a rare species to obtain. Ebony is a treasured hardwood that was used by the Egyptian Pharaohs over 3,000 years ago.