I received this unique jewelry box in 2005. It is from spalted maple and ebony wood. It is lined with some sort of green fabric. I really love it. It has a truly unique shape and handle. The shape of the base reminds me of a more elegant spaceship. The handle is an askew cube.
This box was given to me by my grandparents. They commissioned it from a man they knew, K.R. Parks. To be honest, I don't know much about him, except that he makes incredible jewelry boxes.
The box is very smooth. The tan wood is the spalted maple and the black parts like the handle and the rim under the handle is the ebony.
Before receiving this box, I hadn't known of the ebony tree. I just knew of the word, ebony, which of course, means black. Also, I've always heard of maple trees, but never the spalted maple. I really like the decorative, inky patterns that form on spalted maple wood.
If I could change one thing about my jewelry box, it would be the color of the liner. I wish it were a rich red, purple or royal blue. I don't really love that green. The green does go with the whole wood theme, though. In my mind it follows: wood, trees, leaves, green.
The jewelry box is 7" tall and 7.5" width-wise across the front.