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Linen Chest – Bog oak & olive ash burr

Bog Oak 'Ripples' - ref. 1501


This linen chest was awarded a prestigious Guild Mark in 2016 (Guild Mark No. 460), and is made from the most gorgeous example of bog oak which is approximately 5000 years old. This very rare form of timber is oak that has been preserved in ancient peat bogs, where the acidic anaerobic conditions have turned the oak a rich black colour.  The interior is finished in a fantastic burr olive ash for added drama and contrast.

This chest demonstrates how our rippled concept can be applied to nearly any piece of furniture with any desired function, in almost any wood.

Dimensions (cm)

128cm wide, 55cm high, 50cm deep

Techniques and Materials

Shown in 5000+ year-old bog oak with an interior of book-matched olive ash burr. Available to commission in most woods.


Guide Price £12,500


The blanket chest is just what we had hoped for.  The combination of the bog oak and the ripples reminds me of many happy times in the Outer Hebrides…. peat and the Atlantic! Every time I look at it, it makes me smile, thank you so much!

MR, Guildford, Surrey.


Over the last few years Edward Johnson has been awarded three Bespoke Guild Marks. One for the excellent execution of design and craftsmanship for this 5,000-year-old bog oak Ripples blanket chest. This prestigious accolade is awarded by the furniture industry’s governing body, The Furniture Maker’s Company. With only a few awarded each year, the award highlights and recognises some of the best pieces of furniture in the country.


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