The grain on this piece was just too beautiful to cover it with anything. Aged sycamore, with colour changes caused by the aging process, and spalting, caused by a fungus, makes for fascinating patterns that many will never tire to look at.
A light cover of wax, polished to a medium gloss, lets the light dance across the surface to highlight all the best in this little vase.
Would make a nice show piece in a cabinet. Can only be used on its own or with dry contents.