This is a beautiful bespoke newburr walnut chest with slide in the elegant Georgian style.
The chest is masterfully crafted from gorgeous burr walnut with crossbanded decoration and fret carved ends. It has four graduated drawers for convenient storage, a useful addition of a slide and it has striking brass handles on each drawer.
The drawers are oak lined, a sure sign of quality, and the finish is of the highest order.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 87 x Width 91 x Depth 52
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 10 inches x Width 3 feet x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
Our reference: 09105
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.
The 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.
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