Mango Jewelry Chest, Dick Willson 15 x 10x 6.5″
This stunning mango box was made of Mango wood by local artist Dick Willson on Oahu. It is sanded to a glassy smooth wax finish.
Mango is a large tree often reaching 65 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter. The wood has been used in Hawai‘i for carved and turned bowls and furniture. Mango is a relatively soft hardwood, moderately heavy, with specific gravity of 0.57. The color is lustrous blond, frequently showing mottled color variation acquired during drying. Some trees may have dark brown heartwood. The grain is often wavy and often has a pronounced curly or “fiddleback” figure. Though tough, mango wood is perishable and is therefore tricky to season without degrade.
Reforestation efforts are ongoing on the Big Island and on Maui, to recover the species from the devastation caused by clearcutting for ranching and more recently, invasive forest ungulates.
Though we update as often as possible, as this box is on display in the gallery, it can sell at any time. We welcome your call to confirm that it’s still available; we update the site often but not constantly. If this box has sold, we’ll be happy to email you photos of other work by this or any artisan as it becomes available.
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Mango Jewelry Chest, Dick Willson