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Made of durable oiled beechwood, these finely crafted wood sketchboxes have an open wooden interior with one divider, making them perfect for carrying paints and other accessories.
An oiled wood palette tucks neatly away in the box lid. Leather handles make them easy to transport.
10" × 16"
25 cm x 41 cm
12½" × 17"
32 cm x 43 cm
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful Construction & Quality
By Archival Painter
Comments about Mabef Value Wood Sketchboxes:
A prime example of Italian workmanship and quality. I use this for my makeup artists as a display/work box and am also a painter in oils. It's so well made it will last a lifetime!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful wooden pastel/sketch box
from Houston, TX
I received my pastel sketch box last week and I was thrilled! It is a beautifully crafted box with enough room for your pastels, tools and even a small sketch pad. When I opened the box, it smelled sooo good and made me want to drop everything and go off under a shade tree to sketch! The leather handle and brass fasteners are a really nice touch too. The only reason I gave it four instead of five stars is that the partition separating compartments is NOT removable. I actually took a Dremel and drilled grooves inside each wall where the partition was installed, so that I could remove it! Another small complaint was that one of the brass fasteners was installed crooked. There is no way to back the screws out to fix it because it is also glued on. Other than that, it is a really nice sketch box!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Gorgeous gift item!
I bought this for a young relative who will be attending art school after graduating high school next year. It is a beautiful item, solid and sturdy and will, no doubt, be much appreciated by our young artist.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Oh my. This is really, really nice
I just opened up my package 10 minutes ago. I have to say, I'm floored. It's really, really really nice.It came nicely packaged in its own shipping box. The product itself is perfect--not a single scratch, and the grain is ever so lovely. I got the big version, with the idea of storing my acrylic stuff in it, as I just had all these Golden fluid acrylic bottles and it was starting to get out of hand. The box is sizeable without being unusably huge. There are three comparments that I didn't entirely realize were there when I bought it, but the two wider comparments (the one closest to the hinge is about 3-1/4"; the middle compartment is 4-1/4") are perfect for 1 oz fluid acrylic bottles, and the narrow compartment (2") is perfect for brushes. I played with lining the bottles up lengthwise or widthwise, and it looks like you can fit more in if you fit them widthwise--that should fit one layer of 30 bottles without any problem. If you want, you can have a semi-double stack of bottles, with three on the bottom and two on the top; this way, you can still partially see the labels/colors on the bottom stack and you could fit 50 bottles.I can see it working for any kind of media--watercolor tubes, oil tubes, even pastels or charcoal or pens. All the details are really top-notch--the leather handle another reviewer mentioned; there is also sturdy (and good-looking) brass hardware. The brand name is carved/burned by the handle--classy and subtle. Comes with a wooden palette that fits snugly on top. It also smells GREAT--a lovely, wood/oil smell. Really, I have to say, this summer I bought a smaller wood box meant for pastels from another manufacturer that cost more than six times as much as this one, and I actually think this one is much nicer. Would make a great gift.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
12.5 X 17" is fantastic
from Seattle, WA
The larger box hold six 200ML-tubes, at least three palette knives, double palette-cup, at least two rags, and the palette itself. Since that's my exact arsenal, I was totally pleased! If you use 32ml tubes, it must carry at least 14-tubes. The palette that it comes with is really light and beautifully sanded. For the price this is a really elegant little wooden box.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
I Am Getting a Second One!
By diane in N. Illinois
from Rockford, IL
I got the larger sketchbox a few months ago and like it so much that I am ordering a second one. The first one has my acrylics in it and this second one will be for oils.The box is sturdy and attractive. It is roomy and is what I have been looking for.Outside of a Genstner Utility - which I am wishing for - this is the best choice for my needs.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Good value for the money
By Retired Senior Art Student
from Oldsmar, FL
I ordered this box to take advantage of an online sale. I needed it to take my supplies to art class. It's a well-made paint box that holds over a dozen 37 ml tubes of oil paint, along with lots of brushes and small bottles of solvent. The leather handle is sturdy, which is good because it's not a lightweight box when loaded.
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