Victorian Style Burl Wood Parquetry Faux Book
A fantastic looking book-object from the mid 19th Century with rich swirling burl wood grain of reds and yellows with a hint of green. This book is a faux-book, which doesn't open but it a wonderful art object in itself. The fine finished wood has been carefully hand selected for its interesting and fine grain details. The face of the book shows beautiful undulating wood grain that almost looks like galaxies. Burl wood is quite special as it comes from irregular tree growth in which the grain has grown in a unusual manner. It is a piece of tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. Additionally, the artist has gone into the wood with veneers of different colored pieces of wood, to decorate the spine and frame the back and front of the book with highly skilled parquetry. Upon closer inspection the parquetry is spectacular, it is tight, and composed of several layers. It is delicately crafted and a lovely antique piece with some slight damage on the back (wood split), and some separation . The separation of the wood can be easily repaired by re-glueing and clamping the wood as these are original glue joints. On the spine the initial KM and the date 1844 is hand painted with an elegant font. It measures 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches and the book is 1 1/2 inches deep. It is a wonderful conversation piece, being a book, an art object, a sculpture and also a decorative antique.
WIDTH: 8 in | HEIGHT: 5½ in | DEPTH: 1½ in
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