Knotty by Nature

 

IT IS INTERESTING TO THINK ABOUT HOW BURL WOOD IS CAUSED BY ILLNESS, FUNGUS, OR INFESTATIONS, YET IS SO DESIRABLE FOR CUSTOM FURNITURE AND CABINETRY. PERHAPS OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND IS ATTRACTED TO BURL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING MUCH DEEPER THAN THE BEAUTY ON ITS SURFACE.

—MARI ANN MAHER, THE ANTIQUE AND ARTISAN GALLERY

 


THEODORE ALEXANDER
Symmetry decorative chest; $4,500.
Wakefield Design Center, Stamford;
wakefielddesigncenter.com


WORLDS AWAY
Sherwyn drum base lamp; $669.
Fig Linens and Home, Westport;
figlinensandhome.com


FOUR HANDS
Journey executive desk in bleached burl; $3,299.
Fofie & Mia’s, Larchmont;
fofiemia.com


SOHO HOME
Wallace burl shelves; $2,595.
sohohome.com


CB2
Purl rotating coffee table by Felipe Hidalgo for Ellenberger Studio; $699.
cb2.com


CRATE & BARREL
Mota burl wood media console; $1,799.
Westport; crateandbarrel.com

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