Wych Elm Jewellery box with pivot hinges, and lined with chocolate brown leather.
A small neat box with distinctive figuring
Size 370 x 230 x 95mm
Wych Elm ulmus glabra
Wych elm occurs throughout Scotland, but was originally more common in the south east Borders area, where there were formerly forests of wych elm.
Mature trees can grow to a height of 30m. The bark is smooth and grey when young, becoming grey-brown and fissured after 20 years. Twigs are dark grey and covered in coarse hairs, and leaf buds are hairy, purple-black and squat in shape.
As a results of Dutch elm disease, wych elm is now found very infrequently.