This is a richly colored and uncommonly nicely preserved set of petrified wood bookends from Utah's Henry Mountains. It's one of the largest sets we cut from this exceptionally colorful petrified log! We don't see a lot of this stone anymore but this old stock log came from the Burnett estate many years ago. I picked up a really colorful chunk in that estate sale and just got around to cutting it recently. This wood is among the finest found in Utah, or all of the Southwest for that matter. The fossil is an ancient conifer that dominated the Late Triassic landscape and is an ancestor to modern redwoods. The pieces are mirror images to one another making for a truly mesmerizing display of natural art! Petrified wood from this area is highly prized for the nice color of this gem grade fossil which takes a beautiful polish to reveal all of the color and fossil wood grain contained inside! They make dramatic bookends that are guaranteed to be 100% unique and natural treasures!!
This is a truly wonderful, gem grade set of bookends cut from petrified wood. The fossil wood used in this set comes from Utah. The agatized wood is a really rich combination of colors in natural, high contrast tones that show well in the wet looking polished face. Most of what is found in this rich deposit is Araucaria but I can't tell enough about this wood to say that's what it really is. It's incredibly well agatized, crafted like only Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary can, and will make a fantastic natural treasure to add to the high bidder's home or office!
We select only the showiest pieces of petrified wood to cut into bookends. These pieces are carefully cut in our shop so that you end up with a perfectly matched pair, one agate piece is the mirror image of the other. Of course, there are plenty of differences in the two halves, but the photo should let you appreciate how well we do this. The bookends sit perfectly upright and are completely square to one another. They are felted on both the sides and bottom to protect the books and the shelf. We make sure they are 100% functional on top of being beautiful! Of course, these agates proudly show the perfect polish that the Sticks-in-Stones rockshop has dedicated itself to. The finish looks poured on - but there's nothing there except rock!! This is the only set of really red bookends we have cut from this location so don't miss this fabulous natural treasure!
This is a really big sized set. Each half measures about 9 1/4" tall by 5 3/4" wide at the widest spot on the polished face. They're cut roughly 1 3/4" thick. Weight for this set is about 14.7 lbs. which makes these bookends suitable for all books from novels, and the typical text or reference book or even encyclopedias.
What better way to accentuate a bookshelf, desk or your mantle than with this unbelievable natural work of art! Good luck!
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