Sleeping Cat Puzzle Box

From: Puzzle Boxes

£16.95
These cleverly designed puzzle boxes are a secure place to store small valuables, with their secret locking mechanism. Each box is handmade to produce a unique piece of work. The lid is parquetry which is a wooden mosaic creating a picture of tiny pieces of naturally coloured timber that together produce an image we can all recognize.
  • Hand crafted in the style of a sleeping cat
  • Intriguing locking sequence keeps secrets secret
  • Parquetry lid decoration
  • Flock lined interior
  • External dimensions - 9 x 14 x 6 cm or 3.5 x 5.5 x 2.25 inches*
  • Internal dimensions - 6 x 7 x 3 cm or 2.25 x 2.75 x 1 inches*

More Information

The puzzle box, personal secret box or trick box originated from the Hakone region of Central Japan in the early 19th century. Known as Himitsu-Bako, these original puzzle boxes were heavily decorated with traditional Japanese parquetry patterns called Yosegi-zaiku (parquetry is a method we still use to create the lids of our own Timber-Treasures puzzle boxes). Puzzle boxes have no apparent lock, and only through the adjustment and manipulation of the outer pieces of the box itself can it be opened or closed.

A Timber-Treasures best seller. This delicately hand made box is in the shape of a sleeping cat with a parquetry lid fashioned in naturally coloured, vibrant woods which has a unique and intriguing opening sequence. An inexpensive, unusual gift that provides a safe and secure place to store important trinkets, jewellery or maybe some spare change.

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Postage

UK postage costs

  • Free Delivery - No cost (4-6 working days)
  • Premium Delivery - £3.00 (2-3 working days)
  • Next Day Delivery - £9.00 (order before 12pm)

International postage costs

  • European Delivery - £5.00
  • USA & the Rest of the World Delivery - £9.00

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