Cross-Banding

Cross-banding is the process of creating a border of veneer with its grain running at right angles to the grain of the adjoining veneer.

Used purely as a form of decoration, the effect was especially enhanced when the veneer grain of the border had a defined direction. For this reason, Kingwood, Rosewood and Calamander were always considered as great choices for cross-banding.

Cross-Banded Calamander Veneer on an Antique Jewellery Box with Removable Secret Compartments, by Asprey.

Cross-Banded Calamander Veneer on an Antique Jewellery Box with Removable Secret Compartments, by Asprey.

Antique Jewellery Box in Calamander with Removable Secret Compartments, by Asprey.

Antique Jewellery Box in Calamander with Removable Secret Compartments, by Asprey.

Cross-Banded Kingwood Veneer on an Antique Jewellery Box with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Cross-Banded Kingwood Veneer on an Antique Jewellery Box with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Antique Jewellery Box in Kingwood with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Antique Jewellery Box in Kingwood with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Cross Banded Kingwood Veneer on an Antique Box.

Cross Banded Kingwood Veneer on an Antique Box.

Antique Box in Kingwood with Brass Edging.

Antique Box in Kingwood with Brass Edging.

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