Seeing Beyond the Obvious

I have become truly enamored by the vitality, complexity and the exotic nature of birch crotch figure. In my opinion it equals the formality of satinwood along with its delicacy and depth. It is truly our own native exotic. This wood was often used to great effect by our forbears of the 19th century in New England during the high point of the neoclassical period we call Federal.

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