Oseberg Prairie Bear Tine

Norwegian Tine (pronounced tee-nah) bentwood box, with Oseberg longboat and Zuni style bear details. FREE SHIPPING

  • Category: Norwegian Tine (bentwood box)




This bentwood box combines two of my favorite design elements. The side details are inspired by the prow of the Oseberg Viking longboat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oseberg_Ship) that is displayed in Oslo, Norway. The boat dates to 840 A.D. The other element, is the bear. I have used the Zuni Indian style bear that is seen in many art forms in the Southwest of the US. I have combined these elements, with beautiful Quilted Big Leaf Maple and Maple Burl from Oregon.

The top has a hidden pin on each side that keeps the top on. By flexing the side away from the top and lifting the top, gives you access to the box.

16" long, 6 3/4" wide, and  7" high. Inside measurements are 11 1/4" by 6" by 3 1/2".

I finished this box with tung oil and urethane on the outside, and a simple shellac sealer on the inside. The finish is tough and durable and easy to care for.

Thank you for your interest in my work.