Tiger Head inlaid in yew & sycamore on tulipwood (tulipwood grain laid from back to front to represent the grasses which the tiger might use when stalking). Edge stringing in Goncalo Alves also known as “tigerwood”. Box was for a special collection of very delicate specimens so two trays lined a black velvet and with leather “pulls”. Lining in spalted beech to complement the tiger markings. This special box “purrs” quietly in California, USA.