Walnut and Burr Walnut

Walnut and Burr Walnut

The varieties of Walnut wood have been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced, with the cost reflecting the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable. Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (sometimes referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.

 

Antique Burr Walnut Veneer.

Antique Burr Walnut Veneer.

 

Antique Jewellery Box in Burr Walnut.

Antique Jewellery Box in Burr Walnut.

 

Antique Burr Walnut Veneer.

Antique Burr Walnut Veneer.

 

Antique Jewellery Box in Burr Walnut

Antique Jewellery Box in Burr Walnut.

 

Antique Figured Walnut Veneer.

Antique Figured Walnut Veneer.

 

Walnut Antique Jewellery Box with Drop Front and Concealed Drawers

Figured Walnut Antique Jewellery Box with Drop Front and Concealed Drawers.