Wonderful Yew-Wood "Oyster" Chest on Chest (Circa 1820)

We are proud to include among our  range of chests this fine chest on chest. As the title suggests this item is made in two separable pieces. Typically described by their number of drawers our example is a five on three. Each drawer is Oak lined and fitted with original hardware. The term Oyster refers to a decorative form of veneering where thin slices of wood branch or root are cut in cross section. The resulting circular pieces of veneer are laid side by side to produce a unique pattern. We have chosen Yew as our prefered material but Walnut, Olive and Laburnum are often used. Further examples of this technique can also be found among our selection of bureaux.

Most of our furniture can be made in Mahogany, Walnut, Burr Walnut, Pollard Oak, Rosewood, Yew Oyster and Walnut Oyster and only British hardwood is used. We stock an extensive selection of exotic veneers for special commissions.

Due to natural fluctuations in wood grain and colour the final finish may vary. Exact matches cannot be guaranteed, however our skilled polishers do achieve a very close match to customer requirements.

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  • Antique Pine
  • Black
  • Brown Mahogany
  • Burr Walnut
  • Dark Oak
  • Golden Oak
  • Honey Pine
  • Jacobean
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  • Natural Mahogany
  • New Light Oak
  • New Medium Oak
  • New Rosewood
  • Plum Mahogany
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  • Teak
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  • Walnut Oyster
  • Wenge
  • Yew


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