It’s All About the Wood

Have you ever thought about how important wood is? It is what defines a piece of furniture. The style and artistry can only be as good as the wood used. People want the color and grain of the wood to reflect their style and add to their home.
At Aardvark Antiques, we offer only the finest furniture and antiques made of the best wood. With so many different types of wood to choose from, you are bound to find what you are looking for. Let’s take a look at several types of wood and their characteristics.

Mahogany
Many people think of mahogany first when they think of fine furniture. The appearance of the mahogany can change from piece to piece due to changes in the color, grain and cut of the wood. Look carefully at each of these pieces made from fine mahogany to see how the appearance can vary.

 American Empire Mahogany Dining Suite

 Antique English Chippendale Solid Mahogany Chest on Chest Ca 1770
 Drexel Robinson Large 11 ft Long Mahogany Dining Table

Rare Antique Large Size Oval Tilt Top Dining Table, Victorian, Flaming Mahogany, Circa 1880’s

Mahogany Conference Table
American Made Large Long Flaming Mahogany Dining Table
The appearance and color of oak can also vary quite a bit. Here are some beautiful examples of a couple of different kinds of oak. 
Large French Carved Oak Cabinet with Ornate Bronze Panels Circa 1890
 Antique Oak Dining Table Seats 4 – 10, Almost 9 Ft long Ca 1890

Large Square Golden Oak Era Paw Foot Table Circa 1895

Antique Pennsylvania Dutch, Oak, Dining Set, 1940’s Dinette Table Chairs, Rare!

Walnut
Here are some of our beautiful walnut wood pieces. 

Queen Anne Style Double Dome Blind Door Walnut Secretary
Walnut Leighton Hall Round/Oval 1 Leaf Table

Starbay Square Walnut Dining Table, Nautical, Cabinet

Large Antique French Walnut Mirrored Armoire Circa 1870s
Cherry
Traditionally a favorite, cherry wood looks great in almost any setting!
  Laura Ashley Keswick, Cherry King Size Bed, By Kincaid. 

Ethan Allen Solid Cherry Early American Style Chest On Chest 8 Drawers
Ethan Allen Early American Style Solid Cherry Dresser 10 Drawers

Cherry Blanket Chest, Solid Cedar, Hope Chest Lining By Lane Furniture
Pine
Pine gives a rustic earthiness to any space. 

Exceptional Early American Pine Corner Cupboard Cabinet, Late 18th Century

Period 18th Century Large Pine Plank Solid Wood Chest of Drawers Circa 1790

Solid Pine Slant Front Secretary Circa 1930


Cedar
Lovely and fragrant, cedar remains a favorite

Antique Hand Crafted Solid Cedar Hope Blanket Chest Circa 1900

Vintage Solid Cedar Vanity Dresser with Round Mirror Deco Style
Maple
Hardrock Maple Dropleaf Serving Cart

English Birds Eye Maple Armoire Wardrobe, Closet Circa 1940