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    SPECTACULAR CUSTOM WOOD BOX WITH INLAY OF FINEST QUALITY TOURMALINE

    This truly spectacular piece is the crème de la crème of wood boxes. This superlative sized custom box is fashioned from a nice variety of the finest types of wood available including desert ironwood from Arizona, cocobolo from Mexico as well as cherry, spalted sugar maple and maple from Indiana. Marked SN 4674, this box also holds a secret lagniappe - a small inlay of radiant turquoise blue Chrysocolla from Arizona on the inside of the box! Of course, the incomparable feature of this piece is the two book matched pieces of Siberian Tourmaline from Russia inlaid into the lid. Measuring a full 3 inches (7.62 cm) in diameter, these collector-level specimens exhibit the indescribable pink color so often associated with the popular mineral. This box is as exceptional open as it is closed, and there is a patterning on the interior of the compartment that rivals any of the wood visible on the outside. The box is simply exquisite any way it is evaluated. The artisan piece measures an immense 33.75 x 6 x 5.5 inches (85.73 x 15.24 x 13.97 cm) with interior dimensions an equally impressive 31.5 x 4 x 2.75 inches (80.01 x 10.16 x 6.99 cm).


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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