Lidded Vessel of Walnut, Bubinga, and African Blackwood
Created by Eric Reeves
This lidded vessel has been turned from three different woods. The vessel itself is claro walnut from Oregon. The lid is turned from bubinga and the finial from African blackwood. The former comes from southern African, the latter from various parts of more northern Africa. African blackwood is the perfect detail wood for finial work. Bubinga, which has here been quartersawn for greater display of figure, is sometimes called African rosewood, and provides the color that links the soft browns of the walnut with the dramatic, glossy darkness of the African blackwood.