Ostrich skin Console Table is overwhelmed with a textural appeal

The Ostrich skin Console Table inherits its name from the bumpy surface of the legs and apron. It is a solid walnut construction with turned legs and mortise and tenon joinery. The look of wood is mended using an ancient Chinese technique to pull the whelps or bumps out of the wood, after which the base is treated to several coats of white gesso. After lightly polishing and texturing the base, the dark walnut whelps are revealed. The warm, aged appearance of ostrich skin is brought out by glazing, and the bottom of the legs have a series of black lacquered rings cut into them.

The whole table is finally coated with a highly durable satin lacquer finish to protect and beautify the table. This tedious process should rightly be awarded with a price tag of $2,800.

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