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This unique heirloom tea chest features my henna-style flying peacock. The proud, ornate bird and its feathery plumes were woodburned completely by hand, highlighting the delicate finesse that you can only get with handcrafted work.

This unique tea caddy will grace any room, and is roomy enough to present a generous selection of your favorite teas. Finished wooden slats divide the chest into 12 compartments, and each square can easily accommodate more than 10 tea bags or a standard tea tin. It makes a wonderful gift for a wedding, housewarming, or any occasion to celebrate the tea lover in your life.

The high quality of my artwork and my finishes sets my work apart and makes each box a custom luxury.

HAND-drawn artwork and HAND-rubbed finishes. (NO lasers or CNC machine engraving!)
* All detail is woodburned by my own hand.
* Glowing, vibrant woodtones highlight the artwork, grain and figuring in the wood.
* Professional micropigments infuse deep, rich color, while allowing the wood's natural beauty to shine through.
* Multiple layers of hand-rubbed varnish seal and protect your box.
* Lined with brushed felt in your choice of color (see options).

The custom-blended woodtones are as rich as they appear in the photos. My close-up pictures unabashedly highlight the delicate finesse, fluid lines, and crisp detail that sets my woodburning apart. I pay attention to these details so that your box will be treasured for a lifetime -- or longer. Please see my About page for more info about my technique and my detailed standards: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DekoMuse/about/

The box itself is part of my Heirloom Collection, build to last for generations.
* Solid American hardwood maple (not soft pine or basswood)
* Interlocking lid for a dust-free seal and whisper-soft close
* Self-supporting antique brass hinges
* Decorative antique brass swing clasp
* Felt feet to protect your box and your surfaces
* Wooden slats divide the chest into 12 compartments, each measuring nearly 2.75" square (almost 7 cm) -- the perfect size to hold standard tea bags neatly.

Dimensions: 9" x 12" x 3.75" (custom built -- please convo for more custom sizes)
Tea chests are now available in 3 sizes, to suit your tea-time needs:
* Large: 12 compartments (9" x 12" x 3.75")
* Medium: 9 compartments (9.5" x 9.5" x 3.75")
* Small: 6 compartments (9.5" x 6.5" x 3.75")

This chest may also be created as a document chest or memory chest, without dividers, or as a jewelry box with a lift-out tray. For that and other box configurations, please see my other listings.

For a truly unique gift, you may also PERSONALIZE this box with a woodburned inscription, for a small additional charge. Please see my "Inscription" listing for more details and a gallery of font choices. www.etsy.com/listing/96529492

This is a custom box and will be created upon order, with or without personalization. Please see the "Shipping" tab for expected ship times, depending on the number of other orders in my queue. If you need a box more quickly, please convo me to discuss expediting your order. (Rush fee will apply.) Please also note that each piece of wood is unique, and each box is a unique piece of art. Your box may vary slightly from the box pictured.

I am happy to ship internationally, and to combine shipping on multiple items. Thank you!

Frequently asked questions about DekoMuse

Nearly all of my work is custom made-to-order, so that your box is truly unique. Each box is created to your own specifications. Features available for your selection include:
❖ Artwork
❖ Box size
❖ Stain color(s)
❖ Lining color (or no lining)
❖ Personalized inscription, in your choice of font
❖ Dividers, trays, and other configurations
❖ Optional watch pillows or other accessories
❖ Hardware finishes and styles
My boxes are available in 4 standard sizes:
Small: 9.5" x 6.5" x 3.75"
Square: 9.5" x 9.5" x 3.75"
Large: 12" x 9.5" x 3.75"
Deluxe 12" x 9.5" x 6”
Custom sizes are also available - please convo for more details.
Yes! I love the variety and challenge of custom artwork. If you have an image in mind or an idea, please send it to me and we'll go from there. Please note that custom artwork will likely involve additional design time and cost.
You may select the finish for any DekoMuse item:
❖ Maple: light gold that mellows to caramel with age
❖ Walnut : medium brown wood, full of gold and caramel
❖ Cherry: vintage patina of copper, rust and brandy
❖ Mahogany: dark chocolate, with red and gold highlights
❖ Cinnabar: clear, bold Chinese red

I custom blend all of my stains to ensure that I’m getting the perfect balance of gold, caramel, red and chocolate in each wood tone. I can also offer custom accent colors, if you're trying to match your decor or palette. Please see my Finishes listing for more details. http://etsy.me/1QjCWt8
All boxes and trays include a premium brushed felt lining. Or, you may choose to leave the box unlined as well. Lining options include:
❖ Midnight Black
❖ Crimson red
❖ Wine burgundy
❖ Emerald green
❖ Ocean Turquoise
❖ Cobalt Blue
❖ Navy Blue
❖ Royal Purple
❖ Natural Wool
❖ Arctic White
❖ Pewter Grey
❖ Baby Blue
❖ Baby Pink
❖ No Lining
Additional materials, such as leather, may be available upon special request. Please contact me for more details.
Yes. You may add text, symbols, or just about anything to your box to make it unique. Every detail will be woodburned by my own hand -- again, no laser engraving! Please see my Inscription listing for more details, including pricing and a selection of fonts.
Anywhere you want! Since I don't use lasers or CNC machines, I can add details anywhere on the box that a hand can manage it. For more details and to see different examples, check out my Facebook post on the topic. http://on.fb.me/1PCtBu2
I do not offer wholesale or bulk discounts. Since every item is entirely handmade, each one is equally costly in terms of my time and ability. DekoMuse is a one-woman, artist-run shop, and my high standards and low production do not allow for anything less.

Henna Peacock Heirloom Tea Chest: Handcrafted, Handfinished, Woodburned, Fully customized for you

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: American Hardwood Maple, Professional Pigments, Brushed Felt, Antique Brass Hardware, Varnish
  • Made to order
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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