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Antique English William & Mary Walnut & Feather Banded Bureau 17th C

antique bureau | Ref. no. 08896 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 08896
Price: £ 0.00
We are delighted to offer this remarkable antique bureau which is over three hundred years old being dated around 1690. Crafted ...

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We are delighted to offer this remarkable antique bureau which is over three hundred years old being dated around 1690.

Crafted from burr walnut this William & Mary antique bureau has beautifully feathered crossbanding. The hinged fall encloses a fitted stepped interior that comprises four small drawers, a central cupboard and secret compartments. There is also an ink well with a sliding cover.

Raised on a shaped apron stand, this lovely antique bureau has a pair of half-width and two full width drawers which have brass lock fittings. It comes complete with working locks and keys.

William & Mary period furniture is characterised by being sturdy and emphasising both curves and straight lines. The emphasis is on unity where all the elements contribute to the overall shape or look. The style drew on a variety of influences including Dutch, French, and Italian baroque furniture designs and was very popular in Britain from 1700 to 1725. This antique bureau demonstrates the unity of form extremely well.

Walnut is a popular and attractive wood for furniture making due to its hard, dense and tight-grained nature meaning it can be polished to a very smooth finish. Burr walnut refers to a swirling figure that is found in nearly all walnut especially the wood cuts taken from the base of the tree where the trunk joins the roots. True burr walnut refers to a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow producing some of the most complex and beautiful figuring that can be found in any wood. Burr walnut has been used for centuries for especially fine pieces of furniture such as this antique bureau.

This antique bureau is in excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops. Please take a few minutes to look at the photographs to see this for yourself.

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

This is a terrific object that will require specialized packing and transport to make sure it arrives at your desired destination securely and safely. We can send this antique bureau to almost any destination globally and we will be completely happy to handle the packing for you, but kindly do call or email for the shipping costs first, before paying for this antique bureau so we can meet your transportation specifications. We ship free of charge to any mainland UK location.

If you are not delighted with the article, we offer a 14-day money back pledge in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be liable for the return shipping costs for this antique bureau, unless we have incorrectly outlined the piece in some essential way and you do not get the item as stated. You are required to return the article in its original packaging and condition.

You are also accountable for any customs duties or local levies that fall due outside the European Union for the transportation of this antique bureau.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 100 x Width 96 x Depth 57

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 3 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Our reference: 08896

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 100 x Width 96 x Depth 57

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 3 inches x Width 3 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Shipping:

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Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

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