Kentucky Star Box in Zircote
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 star design is called Kentucky. The background wood is Zircote, and the figure in the veneer is different on each box (representative example shown). The pattern is made with curly Ash and Honduran Rosewood.
The little dot on the side is a veneer inlay and helps to orient the top for perfect fit and so the grain patterns are matched for each side. The box is 4" square, 3 1/4" high with warm black cherry inside and a real velvet bottom. 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".