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Antique Drop Leaf Burr Walnut Games Writing Table c.1880

Antique Drop Leaf Burr Walnut  Games Writing Table c.1880 | Ref. no. 09909 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 09909
Price: £ 0.00
A lovely Victorian burr walnut and ebonised, inlaid and cross banded drop leaf games- writing table, circa 1880 in date.  ...

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A lovely Victorian burr walnut and ebonised, inlaid and cross banded drop leaf games- writing table, circa 1880 in date.
 

The table is four leaf clover in shape when the flaps are raised, with beautiful cross banded decoration and ebonised details, the centre of the table features an inset gilt tooled olive green leather writing surface and it is raised on a quatreform basewith an X stretcher support that terminates with brass and porcelain castors.

There are four pull out slides each with a walnut well for your gamimg counters and chips.

Add some sophisticated charm to your home with this lovely table which is also ideal for use as a games, writing or occasional table.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and releathered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 70 x Width 89 x Depth 89 - With flaps raised

Height 70 x Width 54 x Depth 54 - Flaps lowered

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet, 11 inches - With flaps raised

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Flaps lowered

Our reference: 09909

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 70 x Width 89 x Depth 89 - With flaps raised

Height 70 x Width 54 x Depth 54 - Flaps lowered

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet, 11 inches - With flaps raised

Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Flaps lowered

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