Wood Box(ID: A1776)
Created by Dewey GarrettOne of a Kind
Ornamental Turning of a box with decorations on 6 surfaces (including interior) in Faux Ivory. The box was hand- turned, then the lid and box were threaded and decorated on hand-built ornamental turning engine. The faux ivory is a modern engineering resin that substitutes for the now-unavailable ivory that was traditionally used for ornamental turnings. Ornamental turning in hard woods and ivory goes back over 400 years. The machines for ornamental turning have always represented the state of the art for lathe turned work.