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7” tall x 5½” wide and 1 ¾” deep with an inner depth is 1 ⅜”. This appealing box is made from Vermont Butternut wood, harvested from Vermont. Butternut has a unique way of reflecting light and appears to have a somewhat shimmering golden fluorescing coloration when caught at the right angle. These photographs show pretty well what I mean. Out of direct sunlight or direct bright lighting the wood appears a golden brown color. This box has a rust color suede lining, and a lid inset of very fine Tiger Maple. The wood has been hand rubbed with more than a dozen coats of pure Tung Oil to better sear the pores of the wood, and build up a high luster. Other box shapes I make include violins, classic guitars, hands, feet, hearts and many others. Custom requests are welcomed.

The Butternut Horse is completely hand made using rasps, files and sandpaper. As such, its possible sharp eyes may find a few tool marks as evidence of my handiwork. Also, there is a slight shadow of coloration that is deep in the wood, to the right side of the horse’s chest. I thought it might be sticker stain, but I don’t think that’s what it is. It takes nothing away from the beauty and usefulness of this box.
This is a beautiful one of a kind piece that you will enjoy owning, giving as a gift or passing along when the time comes. There is absolutely no reason this box should not last a lifetime, if cared for and treated with respect. No other special maintenance is required. The patina will change very little over time.

I hope you like and appreciate my work. Thank you for visiting my shop.

Allan, the Gnarlywoodman

Horse Head Jewelry Box, Butternut Wood , keepsake, memory, treasure box.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: butternut wood, vermont butternut, tiger maple, tung oil, suede lining
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 9 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people