Unusually large and highly attractive Thuya wood lined box. Decoratively parquetry tiled in solid Thuya wood over a solid wood carcase. Displaying a fascinating grain omitting a lovely scent similar to that of closely related cedar wood. Extremely good original condition with revived finish. Circa 1960.
Ideal for storing winter woolens thanks to the lovely thuya wood scented aroma which keeps the moths away. A versatile piece of furniture that could be used for storage, as a coffee table, or music system stand.
The Thuya tree is native exclusively to Morocco, growing in the forests of the Atlas mountains. Thuya has been prized for millennia, first by the Romans and Greeks, who valued its strength, smoothness and aroma.