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Antique Edwardian Burr Walnut Pedestal Desk Circa 1900

Antique Edwardian Burr Walnut Pedestal Desk Circa 1900 | Ref. no. A1553 | Regent Antiques Reserved
Ref: A1553
Price: £ 0.00
This is a beautiful antique Edwardian Period burr walnut pedestal desk, circa 1900 in date. The desk features...

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This is a beautiful antique Edwardian Period burr walnut pedestal desk, circa 1900 in date.

The desk features a beautifully moulded and figured top with an inset gold tooled panelled tan leather. There is a central frieze drawer over knee hole flanked by a pair of pedestals each with three drawers and fitted with the original decorative brass drop handles. The desk is raised on carved cabriole feet and is finished all round, so it is freestanding.

The walnut has aged to a golden shade with a striking grain and good patina. It is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.


Instil the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this glorious antique pedestal desk.


Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.




Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 110 x Depth 62

Height 60 x Width 48 - Knee Hole

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 3 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 0 inches

Height 2 feet x Width 1 foot, 7 inches - Knee Hole

Our reference: A1553

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 76 x Width 110 x Depth 62

Height 60 x Width 48 - Knee Hole

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 3 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 0 inches

Height 2 feet x Width 1 foot, 7 inches - Knee Hole

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