Antique Art Deco Birdseye Maple Console Side Table 1920
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A truly stunning antique Art Deco birdseye maple console table Circa 1920 in date.
This interesting piece features classic minimalist contours and an unusual architectural shape.
It has three useful drawers for storage.
The grain of the wood is truly fantastic and the design is chic, elegant, and minimalist - all in one.
Height 82 cm xWidth 117 cm xDepth 47 cm
In excellent condition as it has hust been restored
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 labour cost. Examples of this are fine furniture and musical instruments.
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