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Antique Burr Walnut Stationery Casket,Blotter Inkstand c.1860

Antique Burr Walnut Stationery Casket,Blotter Inkstand c.1860 | Ref. no. 08444a | Regent Antiques Reserved
Ref: 08444a
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This is a wonderful antique Victorian ivorine and brass mounted desk set Circa 1860 in date.

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This is a wonderful antique Victorian ivorine and brass mounted desk set Circa 1860 in date. 

The set compromises a superb faux walnut veneer writing slope with a fitted gold tooled leather lined writing surface and glass inkwell and a burr walnut desk blotter.

They both feature ivorine and cut brass mounts fitted with bosses in the neo-gothic style.


This is a highly decorative set which will make a statement once placed on any period desk.



Condition: 

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 9 x Width 33 x Depth 26 - Writing slope

Height 2 x Width 30 x Depth 22 - Blotter

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 10 inches - Writing slope

Height 1 inch x Width 1 foot x Depth 9 inches - Blotter

Our reference: 08444a

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 9 x Width 33 x Depth 26 - Writing slope

Height 2 x Width 30 x Depth 22 - Blotter

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 10 inches - Writing slope

Height 1 inch x Width 1 foot x Depth 9 inches - Blotter

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