Wood from an abnormal or diseased portion of a tree root or trunk (often caused by injury to the bark). Burl wood is highly prized for furniture design because the grain exhibits spectacular mottled or speckled patterns that are used to create the beautiful veneers found in formal and provincial furniture. Although rare, burls are most often found in walnut and elm.
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Item No. 142French, Louis XV period armoire
From Bresse, solid walnut with burl elm paneled doors, original hand forged hardware, full length door hinges, with a bottom drawer and beautifully scalloped apron ending in escargot feet.
61" wide by 24½" deep by 98" high
Item No. 12French Provincial, Louis XV buffet
Solid walnut and elm burl, pierced key plates, three small drawers, two cabinets. Circa 1780's.
57½" wide by 24" deep by 41½" high