Nicolai has been recognized as the finest exponent of the art of Intarsia in the world. His pieces reside in many museums and have become extraordinarily collectible.
Rectangular Intarsia Box:
Top - Center panel of Montana dendrite agate surrounded by fossilized conch shell, fossilized dinosaur bone, malachite and lapis.
Sides - Center panels of azurite/malachite in elongated octagons surrounded by fossilized conch shell, cuprite with malachite, lapis and turquoise.
Interior - Picture agate with purple heart, mahogany and various other fine woods with 18k yellow gold hinge and stop.
Dimensions: H: 74mm W: 94mm D: 81mm