Bog veneer is quite rare and comes from trees that have been buried in peat bogs, lakes, and rivers for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. It is preserved from rotting and infestation by the acidic and anaerobic conditions found at the bottom of these locations.
This bog oak was carbon dated to 4,000 years B.C. That's right... the log is now about 6,000 years old! It was recently brought up from the bottom of the Rhine River in Europe. Unfortunately, we have no additional information about this unique veneer.