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    Eocene - 50 million years old

    This is the end piece of a petrified sequoia log cut and polished to a mirror finish and among the most aesthetic examples of a petrified wood table available. The sides and bottom reveal the irregular, asymmetric character one would anticipate in encountering the end of a log. A level surface is accomplished through custom table legs of different lengths matched to the log's contours. The result is an object of extraordinary beauty. The polished surface possesses a dominant earth tone palette that enables this table to fit in a variety of environments. Swirls of coffee and khaki with accents of milk chocolate and creams abound. Providing a further accent is a contrasting ivory rim, which runs along the log's perimeter. The irregular base of the table provides a calm organic sensation while the exterior of the log is dappled in a palette similar to its cut and polished mirror surface. This is a matchless specimen. Petrified wood occurs when trees are quickly covered with silica-rich sediments that later seep into the trees and harden into quartz. Coloration results from the presence of trace elements and minerals in the sediments. Sized appropriately for a coffee table, 51 x 29 inches, and destined to become a centerpiece of any room it occupies-or any collection it graces. This is an exquisite example of decorative natural history.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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