These Keepsake boxes all feature hand cut, marquetry lids with unique pictures and patterns. The box itself is made from solid Tasmanian Oak and the inside base is lined with charcoal coloured felt. The base of the box has felt pads to protect surfaces. The lids feature marquetry, which is the technique of using real timber veneers to create pictures or patterns that can be applied to almost anything. These pieces use real timber veneers such as, Tasmanian and Australian Oak, American Walnut, Rock Maple, Bubinga and several dyed timbers. The lids have a recessed edge on the under side that locates it into the box.
This piece displays the unmistakable features of the tiny ladybug. Such a small insect, but such beauty and colour. I’ve tried to keep a warm feeling about this piece, considering the joy they often give to children as they crawl over their hands, and then fly away.