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Antique English Burr Walnut Writing Slope Desk Set C1870 19th Century

Antique English Burr Walnut Writing Slope Desk Set C1870 19th Century | Ref. no. A1632 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: A1632
Price: £ 0.00
This is a wonderful antique writing slope in figured walnut with wonderful cut brass decorative mounts, dating from Circa 1870....

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This is a wonderful antique writing slope in figured walnut with wonderful cut brass decorative mounts, dating from Circa 1870.

The  slightly domed rectangular box features applied Gothic revival strapwork, cartouche, hinges and borders to the exterior, it opening to reveal a black leather writing slope with lift-out tray, pen tray, inkwell and small lift-out tray.

With working lock and key.

There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.

Condition:

In excellent original condition. As an antique item, the box show signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, thbox displays beautifully.


 


Dimensions in cm:

Height 6 x Width 25.5 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 7 inches

Our reference: A1632

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 6 x Width 25.5 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 7 inches

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