Renowned for being both beautiful and easy to work with, silky oak was regularly utilised by well-known furniture makers such as Ed Rosenstengel, John Hicks & Co. Ltd, and Bell Brothers, to name just a few. Generally crafted between the late 1800’s and mid 1900’s, the pieces crafted by these furniture makers often featured quarter cut Silky Oak to enhance the beauty and value of these items. The distinctive grain pattern of the Silky Oak wood has resulted in the fine antiques we see today.
An exceptional and unique wood, Silky Oak is rarely used in furniture making today. These magnificent antiques were lovingly and meticulously handcrafted by furniture makers such as John Hicks & Co. Ltd and are now seen to be highly collectable. Actively sought after by antique enthusiasts, these rare and historic Queensland collectables will only increase in value over time.