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Commemorative Box

(20th Wedding Anniversary)

Lacewood, American Cherry, Brass

35cm x 25cm x 8cm

This box was a wedding anniversary present.

I wanted a timber with an interesting figure, but that would not overpower the simple lines of the box.

The wood from the plane tree displays a characteristic lacy pattern when quarter-sawn.

It also changes name (the only timber to do so) and is then known as Lacewood (or occasionally London Plane).


The brass cut out detail is the outline of the Sagra di San Michele, a sanctuary on the outskirts of Turin, in Italy, where th couple were married.

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