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Artisan Crafted Cedar Trinket Box w/Inlay, Abalone - Ethnicity?

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    Posted 5 months ago

    finders9
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    Found this small cedar trinket box at a local charity sale. It measures about 3" x 5" x 2" tall. The craftsmanship is exceptional, incorporqting inlay and marquetry - using what appears to be silver wire, one dot of abalone, burl framing,...the contrasting colors of green and red appear to be paint/dye. The cedar aroma is very strong. Not evident is a very slight bevel of the top. Neither brand new nor particularly old - I suspect it was crafted circa 180-90. No markings that I could find - there is one very faint mark, seemingly pencil, but I believe it is incidental. I am particularly curious regarding the likely ethnic origin of this piece. Welcome any/all comments.

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    1. finders9, 5 months ago
      Solved: https://treasuresofmorocco.com/bahria-twiya-wood-large.html....

      I appear to have answered my own question - not cedar but thuya wood - so interesting. Much more info out there but this little link is a good start! Do take a look.

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