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SA896444

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Inlaid Occasional Table 19th Century

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Regent Antiques

This antique has been viewed 7 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.

Description

This elegantly proportioned antique Victorian burr walnut occasional table dates from circa 1870.

This table has been masterfully crafted with an oval top raised on a four carved walnut legs that terminate in their original brass and porcelain castors. The top in burr walnut with kingwood crossbanding.

There is no mistaking the unique quality and classical design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home and a fine embellishment to your reception room.

Condition:
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 63 x Width 70 x Depth 50

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches

Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture. Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic veneers, but other materials such as mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were also be used.

Our reference: A2637
Internal Ref: A2637



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 63 cm (24.8")
Width = 70 cm (27.6")
Depth = 50 cm (19.7")


Seller Details

Regent Antiques
Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BX
United Kingdom
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