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Elegant Bespoke Gillows Style Burr Walnut Writing Table Desk

Elegant Bespoke Gillows Style Burr Walnut Writing Table Desk | Ref. no. 00775W | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 00775W
Price: £ 0.00
This is a sublime bespoke contemporary  burr walnut writing table in the manner of Gillows.

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This is a sublime bespoke contemporary  burr walnut writing table in the manner of Gillows.

This elegant desk will make a wonderful addition to one room in your home or office.

Gillows was an 18th Century English furniture maker who has been credited with creating some of the finest mahogany furniture in England.

This gorgeous desk is crafted from a beautiful burr walnut and features a striking inset leather writing surface that has been hand tooled and gilded.

The table has three drawers perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical furnishing as well. It stands on brass castors.

It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely suitable for a large home or business office.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
 



Dimensions in cm:

Height 77 x Width 149 x Depth 76

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet, 6 inches

Our reference: 00775W

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.
  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 77 x Width 149 x Depth 76

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet, 6 inches

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