Small Hardwood Case with Hand Inlaid Compass Rose
3 inches (7.6 cm) square and 1 1/2 (3.8 cm) inches tall
Hand inlaid hardwood compass rose and corner splines
Custom engraved brass plaques available on the front and/or inside lid
This is the smaller of two inlaid compass rose hardwood cases that we offer. The hardwood box features a handsome inlaid compass rose made from two different species of beautiful hardwood. Inlaying hardwood is an old time-honored art that requires considerable talent, patience, and precision to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. The inlayer must chisel out the surface of the wood in the shape of the design that will be inlaid, and then precisely hand cut each individual piece of thin wood and fit it into the hollowed out section. As each compass rose is inlaid into the hardwood box using similar hand tools to those used 200 years ago, each case is unique and will have slight variations. The hardwood case is lined with felt. The small hardwood box is 3 inches (7.6 cm) square, 1 1/2 (3.8 cm) inches tall, and weighs 3.6 ounces (100 g).