Venus I ~ Figured Maple & African Ebony
The name of this piece is Venus I
The box dimensions are 4.5" high, 5.5" wide, 6" deep
This box has a secret drawer!
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.