Quiltboxes wood art pieces feature traditional quilt block designs executed in beautiful hardwood marquetry. I create these heirloom quality boxes in my studio in the capital region of Upstate New York.
This 4” decorative keepsake box is our debut of an antique applique quilt pattern called The Reel. The box is veneered in curly Ash, and the design is made from Satine and green pressure-dyed Poplar. We don't normally use stains or dyes, but thought this would make a fun Christmas box. The green color lightened up a little bit along the edges, but it doesn't detract from the festive effect.
The little dot on the side is a veneer inlay and helps to orient the lift-off top for perfect fit and so the grain patterns are matched for each side. The box is 4" square, 3 1/4" high. The inside is cherry, with black velvet bottom and black felt on the outside bottom.
The bottom of this box, when open, is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" wide inside, and 1 1/2" deep. The lid is 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" inside, and 5/8" deep. When closed, the height of the interior would be 2 1/8".