01 June 2010

Mahogany Veneer Writing Desk.

This beautiful writing desk from Atelier Viollet is made from Mahogany, Leather and Pre-Ban Ivory. The Mahogany on the piece is made through a veneering process. According to the Atelier Viollet website, "Veneering is the application of a thin patterned wood onto a wood substrate. It is one of the oldest decorative arts; the earliest known use of it was in Egyptian tombs from 2,000 B.C. Veneers are layers of wood, fractions of an inch thick, produced by the slicing of a log. The wood's origins, the part of the tree it comes from, its rate of growth, its luster, its age, are all considered in choosing fine veneers."