Monkeypod Wood Platter, with the “feather” from the crotch of the tree, #18480

$475.00

Monkeypod Wood Platter, with the “feather” from the crotch of the tree, Item Number 18480.  When a crotch or a “V” is formed in the tree, the cellular structure creates what woodworkers call a “feather” where the separation occurs. This highly figured feature is considered very desirable by collectors.

On display at The Copper Fox Gallery, Franklin, TN. 

Monkeypod trees grow in tropical and sub-tropical climes.  This piece came from southwestern Florida where many trees were removed by the force of hurricane winds and/or insurance companies seeking to decrease property and casualty liabilities.  The yellow sapwood of the tree was formed at the point where a crotch was formed.  When a crotch or a “V” is formed in the tree, the cellular structure creates what woodworkers call a “feather” where the separation occurs. This highly figured feature is considered very desirable by collectors.

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