Handmade Polish Boxes
Two Models Available:
Handmade Polish World Map Cartography Box
Handmade Polish World Map
Cartography Box

$50.00
Secret Opening Compass Rose Cartography Box
Secret Opening Compass
Rose Cartography Box

$45.00
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Handmade Polish World
Map Cartography Box


Handmade Polish World Map Cartography Box

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Handcrafted in Southern Poland's mysterious Tatra Mountains, the World Map Cartography Box is a unique Polish box.  Farmers and shepherds settled into the Tatra region of the Carpathian Mountains called Podhale toward the end of the first millennium AD.  During the winter months as their fields lay under snow, the farmers spent their days working wood.  Every member of the family participated in the decoration of these fine boxes.  Most local art cooperatives were members of Cepelia, the national arts and crafts institution, which set up very stringent controls and standards on craft production and completely monopolized trade in crafts.  This policy resulted in strict, meticulous production of very high quality, non-commercialized handmade products.  Wood burning and inlays were added as decoration techniques.  Colored stains added a new dimension to the designs and varnishes were applied to protect the decorated surfaces. 
The top of the box is inlaid with an image of a world map.  The perimeter of the world map is bordered in a wavy inlaid brass, as well as a rectangular border surrounding the map.  The lines of the latitude and longitude are also inlaid brass.  The hinged box features inlaid splines to strengthen the mitered corner joints. 
A custom engraved brass plaque with two lines of text can be mounted on the front base of the box and a longer message can be engraved for the inside lid.  The exterior of the box measures8 1/4 inches (21 cm) wide, 5 1/8 inches (13.2 cm) long, 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm) tall and weighs 10.7 ounces (303 grams).  The box is perfect for jewelry and watches, or simply for adorning your office or bedroom.
The Handmade Polish World Map Cartography Box sells for only $50.00.
We also offer the fine Black Lacquered Nautical Old World Map Box, Hardwood case with Inlaid Compass Rose.

World Map Cartography Box

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World Map Cartography Box

$50
World Map Cartography Box
World Map Cartography Box
Interior and Exterior
of Blue Stained Box
Interior of World
Map Cartography Box
Free Shipping! Free shipping applies to economy shipping on $100 minimum orders within the Contiguous 48 U.S. States, and does not apply to oversized items.  We offer Free Budget Shipping for packages 3 pounds maximum to Alaska and Hawaii.  Exclusions apply. 

Secret Opening Compass Rose
Map Cartography Box


Secret Opening Compass Rose Cartography Box

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Handcrafted in Southern Poland's mysterious Tatra Mountains, the Secret Opening Compass Rose Cartography Box is a unique Polish box.  Farmers and shepherds settled into the Tatra region of the Carpathian Mountains called Podhale toward the end of the first millennium AD.  During the winter months as their fields lay under snow, the farmers spent their days working wood.  Every member of the family participated in the decoration of these fine boxes.  Most local art cooperatives were members of Cepelia, the national arts and crafts institution, which set up very stringent controls and standards on craft production and completely monopolized trade in crafts.  This policy resulted in strict, meticulous production of very high quality, non-commercialized handmade products.  Wood burning and inlays were added as decoration techniques.  Colored stains added a new dimension to the designs and varnishes were applied to protect the decorated surfaces. 
The Secret Opening Compass Rose Cartography Box is a one of a kind storage box for your trinkets, keepsakes, jewelry, or memorabilia.  The box is made of Linden wood, is reinforced with feather joints, and the base of the interior is lined with red velvet to protect your personal treasures.  The top of the box is decorated with a compass rose design that has been burned into the wood by hand.  The compass rose is stained with both light and dark finishes, and both the Cardinal and Ordinal directions are burned into the wood at each point.  This special box also features a hidden locking mechanism to keep unwanted visitors away.  When the box is closed the front legs can be turned to engage or release the locks.
A custom engraved brass plaque with one line of text can be mounted to the front base of the box and a longer personal message can be engraved on a plaque to be affixed to the inside lid.  The exterior of the box measures 7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm) wide, 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) long, 3 inches (5.7 cm) tall and weighs 9.5 ounces (269.3 grams). 
The Handmade Polish World Map Cartography Box sells for only $45.00.
We also offer the fine Black Lacquered Nautical Old World Map Box, Hardwood case with Inlaid Compass Rose and Small Boxed Compass with Inlaid Compass Rose.

Secret Opening Compass Rose Cartography Box

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Secret Opening Compass Rose Cartography Box

$45
Compass Rose Cartography Box
Compass Rose
Cartography Box
Interior of Compass Rose Box
Interior of Compass
Rose Cartography Box
Detail of Secret Opening Lock
Detail of
Secret Lock
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