This rustic but refined box is made from a local persimmon tree. Persimmon is an extremely hard and colorful wood that exhibits varying shades of grey and yellow but what really sets it off is the coal black inclusions that grow inside the wood. This is the only wood I am aware of that exhibits this distinctive growth pattern. Two removable trays complement the inside. In consideration of it's size this piece would be great for housing a long barrel revolver or other firearm. It would also serve a gentleman well for keeping his personal effects. One inclusion in the lid does have a small through hole as seen in the photos; it does not detract from it overall appearance nor is there any structural concerns. The lid lift and corner slips are ebony.
Dimensions: 16" wide by 7 1/2" deep by 5 inches tall. Tung oil and wax finish.
Persimmon is very dense and this box has considerable heft.