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The term Treen is of Old English origin and means "of a tree" and became the generic name for small handmade functional objects made of turned wood. Treenware was typically handmade in the 18th and 19th centuries, but these more modern pieces were created by contemporary artists in the 1980's and 1990's from the same technique of turning wood. The selection of different wood species was always important and this collection was created using and marrying an array of exotic woods to great effect. Today these vessels have become lovely keepsakes, beautiful objects d'art and/or places to store your secret treasures.

Treenware Boxes
1. Back Left Main Photo - 8"diameter x 6.5"w
This large highly polished round box with lid is crafted from an exotic blond wood base and a darker wood top with a raised vein pattern, Illegibly signed, dated 1988.

2. Front Left Main Photo - 3.5"diameter x 3"h
This small vessel with matching lid is crafted of spalted silver maple and walnut. The lid has a naturally formed hole which is inherent to the wood. Signed Michael Made, 1987.

3. Back Right Main Photo - 5.25"diameter x 3.5"h
A burled lidded vessel with a burled and ebony lid with handle, showing exquisite coloring and form. Illegibly signed.

4. Front Right Main Photo -5" diameter x 4"h
This round thin-walled turned vessel is crafted with a light wood base and topped with a darker wood lid. Signed Rive, 11/4/90.

American Made

NOTE: These beautiful sculptural pieces are for display only, as they are not suitable to hold water.



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