Beech and Cherry box


Stunning spalted Beech box with Cherry lid

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Beech (spalted) with scorched Cherry pivot hinged lid and half blind dovetail joints. Black leather interior lining. Single sliding removable tray with 3 compartments.

The lid is wild Cherry and is carved and scorched.

Highly distinctive ‘spalting’ running through this box. Spalting is a term used to describe the process by which certain fungi grow on dead or fallen trees and after colonizing the wood via travelling up the wood cells from the ends or from broken off branches. The process takes 2 to 3 years to reach the ideal stage to cut & season the timber.

Size 410 x 250 x 120mm

Beech fagus sylvatica

Mature trees grow to a height of more than 40m and develop a huge domed crown. They can live for hundreds of years with coppiced stands living for more than a 1000 years.

Beech is associated with femininity and is often considered the queen of British trees.

Cherry (wild) prunus avium

Mature trees can grow to 30m and live for up to 60 years. The shiny bark is a deep reddish-brown with prominent cream-coloured horizontal lines. The second part of its botanical name – ‘avium’ refers to birds, who eat the cherries and disperse the seed. In Scotland, cherry is sometimes referred to as ‘gean’.

In Highland folklore, wild cherry had mysterious qualities, and to encounter one was considered auspicious and fateful.



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