Petrified wood with hand forged Italian style Iron appliqué.
Petrified wood are fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation, the result of trees having completely transformed to stone through the process of permineralization, a thousand year process. All organic materials have been replaced with minerals, such as quartz, while retaining the original stem tissue. Unlike other fossils that are usually compressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional depiction of the original organic material. Exotic minerals allow the colors to form in each specimen that has been polished by hand.
9" wide x 7" height
with sconce: 9" wide x 10" height