Bear Paws Quilt Block on a Zebrawood Keepsake Box
This 4” box features the much-loved Bear Paws quilt pattern. Fumed Oak paws on a background of Zebrawood make for a beautiful combination. (Exposing tannin-rich woods like oak or eucalyptus to ammonia fumes was a technique popular with craftsmen like Gustav Stickley to create a rich dark color without dyes or stains.) 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 cherry inside and a black velvet bottom. The outside bottom is black felt.