Serengeti II ~ Spalted Maple & African Ebony
The name of this piece is Serengeti 2
The dimensions are 11" wide, 9' high, 6.5" deep.
Type of wood used in this Jewelry Box is Spalted Maple with African Ebony for the drawer pulls. The drawers are lined with suede material. There are no stains or dyes, rather only a protective finish, to enhance the natural wood color.
Spalted Maple Characteristics: Spalting is a unique process which occurs as decaying logs are attacked by fungi. Any wood is susceptible to spalting, but maple is the most commonly known. The spalting process results in the characteristic "spalting lines," which look almost like the wood was drawn on with a pen. Spalted Maple has all the same characteristics of the species that is used; in this case both hard and soft maple. The tree is Native To Canada and USA
Gabon Ebony ~ from equatorial Africa, Gabon 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.