Bog oak

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MFA Acc. #: 17.1787


Logs obtained from fallen, aged oak trees. Some trees that fall in bogs or elsewhere are buried but preserved for years. These bog logs develop a rich dark brown or nearly black color which makes them in demand for furniture.

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  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997