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This marquetry box was commissioned as a wedding gift for a young lady that loves white tulips.

The top marquetry piece used a variety of woods-English and American sycamore, chestnut burl, walnut burl and dyed koto (leaves and bright white portions of the tulips). The box itself is made from a beautiful piece of maple with a touch of birdseye effect, and is further accentuated with imported Japanese washi papers. Box dimensions are 7×7-1/4×3-5/8 inches.

There is a single, removable tray which includes a felt insert for earrings, rings and other small items. The hinges are solid brass (Brusso), and are designed to provide a solid stop at 95 degrees for the lid to remain open.

The box is finished with multiple layers of pure tung oil, topped with a very fine microcrystalline wax surface which protects against fingerprints and light moisture.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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As a Dutch girl, love the tulips! This is a gorgeous box and will make for a gift that is cherished.
 

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BB1-My wife and I still treasure our trip to Keukenhof! In full bloom, tulips are magnificent!
 

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BB1-My wife and I still treasure our trip to Keukenhof! In full bloom, tulips are magnificent!

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Oh, I'm sure. I grew up in Holland Michigan so tulips are "my flower." Unfortunately the deer here in Missouri appear to love tulips for dessert so lost my beautiful red tulips as they nibbled then down about to the ground!
 

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BB1-My wife and I still treasure our trip to Keukenhof! In full bloom, tulips are magnificent!

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Oh, I m sure. I grew up in Holland Michigan so tulips are "my flower." Unfortunately the deer here in Missouri appear to love tulips for dessert so lost my beautiful red tulips as they nibbled then down about to the ground!

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Same problem here in Maryland. Tulips are deer candy ;-)
 

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Nice one Bob. Tulips have a long history in French marquetry. They are usually the show stealer in the bouquet.
 

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Stunning. Everything about it is magnificent.
 

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Thanks, Paul. Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2022.
 

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That is beautiful, lovely choice of woods, and the tulips really set it off. Well done.
 

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Impressive work.
 
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