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The name of this piece is "Serengeti III"
The box dimensions are 10" high, 12" wide, 7" deep.
There is a secret drawer!
The type of wood used in this Jewelry Box is African Black Limba with African Wenge 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.
African Black Limba: Heartwood color, Limba on the commercial market is reported to be either of two colors: uniformly cream, pale yellow, or grayish brown sometimes with nearly black, irregular streaks which give the wood an attractive appearance. Sapwood and heartwood are not clearly differentiated. The tree is reported to attain heights of 150 feet at maturity, with trunk diameters of 4 to 8 feet above broad plank-like buttresses. The tree develops boles that are often straight, well-developed, and clear of branches to about 90 feet. The tree is native to Africa.
Wenge Characteristics: Wenge is an exotic and imported hardwood that has heartwood that is dark brown with very close, fine, almost black veins. The texture is coarse and the grain is straight to slightly wavy. When freshly cut, the heartwood of Wenge is a yellow-brown color, but then in a few months, it darkens to a deep, uniform brown, almost black, with alternate layers of light and dark tissue, forming a decorative figure. The tree is Native To Southern regions of Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Congo region.