19.6 cm x 13.4 cm x 4.5 cm / 7.7 in x 5.3 in x 1.8 in
This trick box is shaped like a book and decorated with a spiral border pattern around a floral circle accented with gold paint.
It is made of seasoned Linden wood, from the Tatra Mountain region of Poland. The skilled artisans of the region employ centuries old traditions and meticulous handcraftmanship to create a finished product of uncompromising quality. The use of feathered corner joints and raised interior lining ensure its enduring value as a lasting keepsake. These Polish boxes are entirely decorated by hand, using various combinations of carving, brass and copper inlays, burning and staining techniques.
Once bestowed upon royal families throughout Europe as an elegant and exclusive gift, these boxes were used to hold timless treasures. Then as now, each box is entirely handcrafted, is a unique masterpiece, and is exclusive in its detail and individual character. The Tatra Mountain lore adds a mystique to each box, that combines with the premier craftsmanship to bring years of pleasure to the owner.
Box Dimensions: Approximately 19.6 cm x 13.4 cm x 4.5 cm / 7.7 in x 5.3 in x 1.8 in
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Saturday November 9th
Saw it , loved it , own it ( and it's beautiful sibling with the world map ) . I solved it in ten seconds but I think that's due to having a vague memory of such a box in the seventies . I covert the things because I love books . maps , and puzzles , a must have if you enjoy the same.