This is an elegant antique Victorian figured walnut writing table, also perfect as a sofa table, Circa 1870 in date.
The shaped top is above two frieze drawersand it is raised on elegantturned and carved supports united by a turned and carved central stretcher rail, standing on carved cabriole leg.
It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the centre of your room.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 122 x Depth 58
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 4 foot x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches
Our reference: A1893
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.
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