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Individually handcrafted from finest exotic and domestic hardwoods
by late David Pascoe

Handmade wood box - Decorative wood keepsake box made of figured maple burl with spalted maple, Ceylon satinwood and African blackwood mosaic top
Medium Large Keepsake Box ML-27


9-3/4" x 7-3/4" x 3-1/4"

Figured Maple Burl, African Blackwood, Spalted maple, Ceylon Satinwood, Ebony

Brass hinges

Top retainer chain


Polished acrylic lacquer

Liner - Velvet bottom liner


This box is somewhat different from our usual offerings of fine unblemished highly polished lacquer boxes.

This box had been dropped and mainly the top damaged and a new top made and the box body refinished.

The veneer for this box is a rare highly figured maple burl that is probably stump wood.

As you cnn see, the box is essentially rustic looking. Thus, when I rebuilt the top (the entire centerpiece is new), I left some of the floaws so that it is more rustic and antique looking.

The top frame, particularly on the under side is somewhat rough-looking and there are some visible seams on the outside top bands of African blackwood and Ceylon satinwood.

The maple box body 1/8" veneer is shop sawn and vacuum laminated onto a base wood.

The top - The spalted maple cente piece is framed with Ceylon satinwood, African blackwood and ebony stringing.

The box is finished in polished acrylic lacquer.

Additional Views

Additional Views

Handmade wood box - open view

Handmade wood box top with spalted maple, Ceylon satinwod and African blackwood center piece

Figured maple burl box top - Handmade decorative wood keepsake box

Figured maple burl box end - Handmade decorative wood keepsake box

Figured maple burl box end - Handmade wood decorative keepsake box

Handmade wood box top close-up


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Last updated May 20, 2023. Posted July 11, 2014. 
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