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This sculpted wood jewelry box named The Scallop Box, was inspired by a sunset walk along a pacific coast beach in Panama. The three dimensional lid represents many of the shells I found during the walk.

The shape of the scallop is known as ‘pecten’, a Latin word for comb. Pliny, a Roman philosopher, gave scallops the name because their round outline with ribs radiating outwards reminded him of a style of comb popularly used during the Roman Empire.

Each piece is painstakingly finished, hand polished, and individually signed. They are lined with genuine Ultrasuede and feature abalone/paua shell for the inlay. This box is a perfect size for watches, necklaces, bracelets, small desk accessories, etc.

Dimensions: 8″ (20.3cm) x 4″ (10.2cm) x 1.5″ (3.8cm)

Woods: See the last two photos above for the selection.

An original design by Eugene F Watson
Copyright 2016 Watson Woodworks, LLC

Frequently asked questions about watswood

The finish I use is a CAB acrylic lacquer from Sherwin Williams with the vinyl sealer base coat. I often use paste wax with steel wool to make the piece feel better to the touch and to bring out the sheen.
Very little care if any is necessary aside from removing dust occasionally. You can use an air canister if you like. You may also use any wax type polish to bring out the sheen. If alcohol or a chemical gets on the piece, wipe off immediately. Letting a chemical sit will ruin the finish.
The leather lining I use is a synthetic suede called Ultrasuede. It can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Custom orders are accepted based on wood type only, unless a large quantity is desired. My boxes are all made in batches and are not conducive to size changes. I can do monograms as seen in this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/492097469/personalized-monogram-engraving-addon?ref=shop_home_active_3

Decorative Abalone Inlaid Wood Jewelry Box from Exotic woods

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: brass hinges, abalone, lacquer, ultrasuede, Brazilian cherry, redheart, granadillo, birdseye maple, marblewood, jatoba, lacewood
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 225 reviews
  • Favorited by: 76 people