9 inch VASE in Box Elder Wood with great color #29632
Great streaks of red color in this 9 inch tall VASE in Box Elder Wood. The top of the Vase is 10 inches wide with a curved top that narrows to a 4 inch base. Item Number 29632. On display at Allanstand Gallery on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC.
This Box Elder Tree was harvested by loggers under a reforestation permit issued by the North Carolina Department Natural Resources in Rutherfordton, NC. The red coloring is the residue left by a beetle which takes up residence in the Box Elder Tree. The seasonal rise and fall of the sap in the tree carries the red coloring throughout the tree. After drying and sanding it was finished with several coats of lacquer.