We enjoy telling the story behind each of our pieces, which is why anything burl wood that arrives at the gallery is an immediate favorite.
To us, the story of the burl wood is one of triumph. A burl is created out of some sort of stress, injury, or growth on the tree. Once removed from the tree, master craftsmen slice the wood into veneers and inlays for furniture. This is no easy task with the knots and twists within the wood making it difficult to manipulate and prone to chipping. However, the end result is one of rare beauty.
In this post, you will find images of the patterns and details that make this particular wood incredibly valuable in the world of interiors.
Thomas O'Brien used this stunning burled armoire in his own Fifth Avenue home.
This dining table is more art than table in the room below. The larger the piece, the more time and effort is required by the craftsman to create it.
Darryl Carter's burled piano is magnificent to say the least.
Even left in a raw state for this living room by Carrie Hatfield, the table adds a textural and sculptural element to the space.
Just one item is enough to take any room to the next level. These Art Deco chairs would make for the perfect statement piece in a living area, while the Charles X commode is so intricately detailed it would fit an entryway nicely. The René Drouet buffet is a prized piece made for a home with an understated hint of glamour.