Stressing the Details: Burl Wood Brings Naturalist Beauty Home

There are just some natural materials that lend themselves to an elegant handling. Burl woods are one of them.  The unusual and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity, turned up once again at Vanguard Furniture during the Spring 2014 High Point Market. (Yes, we’ve been crushing on the resurgence of material for the last few years.)Vanguard Burl Desk - Michael Weiss

A lovely example is the olive ash burl desk on chrome sawhorse legs offered by Michael Weiss for Vanguard.  This clean lined piece stops us right in our tracks and would be at home as the centerpiece of a formal office or tucked into the corner of a sunny bedroom.


A new octagonal and brass coffee table commands the center of attention in a room of beauties that include a Thom Filicia burl console.



Here’s another fave. Don’t you just love this burl parquet dining table and coordinating mirror? Combined with the chrome and burl console on side, it’s a chic look that melds a taste of old school glamour with contemporary tastes.  No wonder it’s a shoe-in choice for pieces with mid-century roots.

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