Lidded vessel turned from (Exhibition Quality) Maple Burl, with Kingwood Rosewood finial

November 23, 2021

My wood dealer describes this piece of Maple Burl as "Exhibition Quality," the highest quality rating he has. Maple is Burl is an extraordinary turning wood, varying highly in grain qualities, color, spalting (the fungal and bacterial formations that often give burl its distinctive patterning), and degrees of bark and other enclosures. Kingwood Rosewood (a true member of the Rosewood family, Dalbergia), is one of the most beautiful and highly figured of the tropical American Rosewoods.

8" h. x. 2.5" dia