Quarter-Sawn "Tiger Oak" Leaded Glass Doors Sideboard -- c.1900
This "Tiger Oak" quarter-sawn hand-crafted statement sideboard will definitely get some attention. The eye-catching details in the wood has such a wonderful effect and the piece really captures your focus as you absorb one cool detail after another -- especially the leaded glass cabinet doors. Those doors make this piece unlike others you might see -- IF you can find one like this at all!
Quarter-sawn pieces like this are SO HARD to find now in original condition. This feature makes this old beauty unique and distinctive. Quarter-sawn boards have two primary advantages:. First, they are more resistant against warping with changes in moisture and, while shrinkage can occur, it is less troublesome.
The second advantage of quarter-sawn wood is the decorative pattern on the board. Oak will often display a prominent wavy grain (sometimes called a cathedral-window pattern) caused by the saw cutting at a tangent to a growth ring; since in quarter-sawn wood the saw cuts across the growth rings, the visible grain is much straighter; it is this evenness of the grain that gives quarter-sawn wood its greater stability. In addition to the grain, quarter-sawn oak will also often display a pattern of medullary rays, seen as subtle wavy ribbon-like patterns across the straight grain -- features which are definitely present here. Medullary rays grow in a radial fashion in the living tree, so while flat-sawing would cut across the rays, quarter-sawing puts them on the face of the board. This ray pattern has made quarter-sawn wood especially desirable for furniture. Wood cut in this way is prized for certain applications, but it will tend to be more expensive as well. In cutting a log, quarter sawn boards can be produced in several ways, but if a log is cut for maximum yield it will produce only a few quarter sawn boards among the total; if a log is cut to produce only quarter sawn boards there will be considerable waste.
Find another one, as they say.
The construction is very solid, the design striking and the piece is ALL original, down to the eye-catching ORIGINAL hardware. No deficits! Crafted during the early 1900s or so, this piece would be the TOP feature in ANY room -- whether used as a sideboard, a bar or however your imagination might decide. It came from a grand old home but has been carefully stored for many, many years.
SALE PRICE: $3,300.00
The photos show that the crafted styling is simply stunning. This is a unique and lovely piece from "back in the day" and you really have to see it to appreciate it.
MEASUREMENTS and DETAILS: The pictures give an idea of the size but the piece is 4 ft. wide, 25 inches deep and 61 in tall.