So named because nuts from the tree are toxic to horses. And despite having “chestnut” in its common name, it’s not closely related to the wood that has traditionally been referred to as Chestnut in the Castanea genus. Horse Chestnut is actually related to its American counterpart in the Aesculus genus, Buckeye.
This piece has been coloured with lightfast dyes to enhance the otherwise hidden figure, four different colours were used to acheive this result. It has been finished with multiple coats of an eco-friendly high gloss industrial lacquer which needs no maintainence. A small amount of crushed opal has been inset into the top of the Maple threaded lid.