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The use of pollard oak & birds eye maple as opposed to mahogany for a table of this period is indeed quite rare, the table has a lighter feel to it, yet still exudes quality.
Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been common in Europe since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas worldwide, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height.
The bole of the tree, constantly cut back over a period of years, will eventually form a lump, or ‘burr’, which when sawn for veneer, gives a lovely grained, swirling figure. The effect is similar to that of burr walnut with its distinctive speckled grain. Burrs are growths which appear on the side of tree trunks, resulting from a tree undergoing some form of stress.
|Height||28.50 inch||(72.39 cm)|
|Width||62.00 inch||(157.48 cm)|
|Depth||30.00 inch||(76.20 cm)|