10-7/16" x 2-5/8" x
Honduras rosewood, Boise de
rose, Ebony, Ceylon satinwood, Bloodwood
Finish- Acrylic satin finish
This box uses a small but
extremely fine piece of aged Honduras rosewood
that I've saved for special projects such as
this pill box with striped off-set bands.
Over the course of several
years I've not been able to find any more like
it, a brown with a purplish cast to it and very
The offset inlay consists
of stripes of ebony, satinwood and bloodwood.
The ends are boise de rose,
both true rosewoods of the genus Dalbergia.
de rose is chartreuse when first cut and then
turns purplish-black on exposure to air and
is widely used in perfume making.