This elegant trinket box is turned from a nicely spalted piece of American Elm (Ulmus americana). The spalting lines run continuously through the box from the base to the lid and contrast nicely with the cream tones of the natural wood. The form itself if pleasantly simple, with straight sides that flare out at the lid. A pair of delicate beads decorate the seam between the lid and the base, and a small raised medallion adorns the top of the lid. Texturing on the inside of the box and on the bottom of the base provide a little added surprise when the box is handled or opened. Finished with lacquer and buffed to a semi-gloss sheen, this box feels as good as it looks. The perfect place to keep your most precious earrings, cuff links or other keepsakes.