I purchased this piece from an Australian source and the woman who sold it to me had no history or information on it. It’s “old” and may be “Mulga” burl is all the information I was given. Since I’m not familiar with Mulga or most Austrailian trees, I thought I’d post this to see if anyone has input to this.
It is a burl that was turned to expose the inner grain. It was polished and may have a light oil on it, but I have not done anything to expose the wood. It’s approximately 9” diameter and quite heavy.
For your viewing: Unconfirmed “Mulga” Burl
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