This is a stunningly beautiful English antique burr walnut coffee table, circa 1920 in date.
It features a quarter veneered burr walnut, crossbanded and feather banded top with a moulded edge above a shell carved frieze, standing on well carved cabriole legs with pad feet.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and very elaborate design, which is certain to make this table a talking point in your home and add a sparkle your reception room.
In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 47 x Width 107 x Depth 107
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 3 foot, 6 inches x Depth 3 foot, 6 inches
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.
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
Our reference: A3296