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Elegant Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Coffee Table

Elegant Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Coffee Table

Elegant Art Deco Style Birdseye Maple Coffee Table

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This is a beautiful birdseye maple coffee table in the fabulous Art Deco style. The table features six useful drawers - three on each side. The drawers are finished with simple yet elegant chrome knobs. The table is a stylish table which would look lovely in most modern interiors.

Birdseye Maple occurs primarily in Sugar Maple and is a very hard wood with divergent grain structure caused by the presence of the Birdseyes. In the days when all furniture was made essentially by hand, Birdseye Maple was used by only the most capable cabinetmakers. These artisans had developed the tools and skills to work and finish Birdseye Maple successfully. Antique furniture made out of Birdseye Maple is rare and beautiful. The divergent grain that makes Birdseye Maple beautiful also makes it difficult to work. Early woodworking machines ran at low rpms and had only 2 knives per cutterhead. This often produced Birdseye surfaces that were chipped and torn. It took many hours of hand planing and scraping to get these surfaces to a high sheen. This limited the use of Birdseye maple to projects whose value could justify the extra labor cost. Examples of this are fine furniture and musical instruments.

Dimensions

W112.0 x H51.0 x D60.0 cm

Wear condition

Excellent

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Period

Unknown

Style

Art Deco

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

75220517
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