A rare Irish bog oak Canterbury


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  • €1,250 Euro
  • $1,466 US Dollar

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A rare Irish bog oak Canterbury

Raised on turned legs with brass castors above which is a single drawer with wooden knobs. The "boat shaped" upper section has faux bamboo turned divisions and is topped with finials. In good and very original condition. 600mm high, 520mm wide and 450mm deep. Circa 1840.

N.B. Bog-oak, also known as abonos and morta, is a material from trees that have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions, sometimes for hundreds or even thousands of years. The wood is usually stained brown by tannins dissolved in the acidic water. Bog-wood represents the early stages in the fossilisation of wood, with further stages ultimately forming jet, lignite and coal over a period of many millions of years.


  • H: 60cm (23.62in)
  • W: 52cm (20.47in)
  • D: 45cm (17.72in)


Circa 1840

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