I have never smoked. Indeed, I have rather disliked smoking altogether. Therefore, I have always found it odd that I like the accoutrement of smoking: ashtrays, humidors, tobacco jars, cigar cutters and pipe racks. I even tend to like smokers. This handsome marquetry cigar box is a nice example of functional and attractive smoking objets.
A chamfered lid adds a sophisticated look to this multi-wood, footed box, decorated with bands of wooden inlay. While the lock no longer functions, it is a secure (tin-lined) receptacle to keep your cigars fresh for smoking. One could also keep tobacco and smoking accessories in the box, too.
Of course, this box could be used for various purposes: to hold jewelry, keep a collection safe and at hand, or even to store the ashes of a beloved pet. Click on the photo above to learn more about this handsome and useful wooden box.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248