Monumental Burl Wood Chair

c. 1900
$9,380 USD
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Dimensions
W: 35.0" D: 31.0" H: 28.0"
Materials
Burl
Limestone
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
W086B
Estimated Shipping
$745

This rare, naturally-formed wooden chair is actually crafted of gently-shaped burl wood, and was purchased from a collector who has spent years scouring the Chinese countryside looking for remarkable specimens. Sometimes mistaken for rootwood, burls are misshapen knots that grow on the surface of a tree undergoing some kind of stress. These knots yield highly unusual forms, with grain patterns that twist and turn like a turbulent current. Paying close attention to the growth patterns of the wood, the artisan who shaped this chair worked to enhance the dramatic beauty of the burl's irregularities. Embracing its natural form, this burl wood chair has a wonderfully smoothed, rolling texture that calls to be touched. We've set this exquisite burl wood chair on a Qing-dynasty millstone to balance the wood's organic form and elevate the seat height to 14.5".

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