Gilded Burr Ash Table
A private commission for a discreet, sculptural pedestal table. The table top is made in Burr Ash and other than being sanded and polished, the top was left in a very raw and natural state. With bark removed and cleaned up, the natural edge was hand gilded in 22 carat gold leaf. The legs are hand shaped in English Holly, which is known as the ‘ivory of the woods’ because of its almost white colour, close grain and the fact that it can be buffed to a high polish. Another instance where the natural quality of the wood has very much led the design solution.