Red Narra (figured)
Red Narra is the same tree from
which Amboyna burl comes. It grows in Southeast Asia in such countries
as Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Burma. The picture above is of curl
or "beeswing" figure in the heartwood. At the bottom of the
page, Amboyna part burl is listed, since they are different parts of the
same tree. Color of either can vary from reddish tan like the
above photo to an orangey deep red in some instances. The figure
in the beeswing is quite chatoyant and really catches the light.
Note: Chatoyant means that the appearance changes when the piece
is held at different angles to the light . We need moving pictures
to really show you what it looks like! Note: the vast majority (at least
70%) of each gg piece will have very nice figure. There may be some areas
with less/none or different figure, which is the nature of this type of
SIZES ARE IN INCHES
unless specified otherwise.
Grading explanation for figured wood:
Gallery grade minus (gg-) is a nicely figured piece that has some figure scattered around, not tight or all over figure
Gallery grade (gg) is a highly figured piece of wood. It has very high and intense figure on at least two parallel sides, or very good figure on 3 or 4 sides.
Gallery grade PLUS (gg+) is a piece with rare intense figure that appears on all 4 surfaces of a square. Usually uncommon to rare.
see further down page
BEESWING NARRA is
nearly impossible to find. Basically it has been gone from the market for
around 8-10 years. It took us over 16 years to collect the pieces offered
below, many cases just one piece at a time (and everything we have is
displayed below). This is not something we can replace, probably for many years. It is now sold as "amboyna
burl" which it is not. However it is figured wood from the same tree.
Normally sells at amboyna burl prices now, we are
selling just below or far below that price in these pieces offered
on this page. . . . |
Actual pieces for sale shown, order by number below.
very high quality pieces. Ultra rare and to replace them may take another decade, if then.
We aren't holding anything back, if you don't see it here I haven't got it .
Pieces which are not listed below, or which give an out of stock notice in the shopping cart are sold.
No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
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