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Forum topic by rukumi posted 12-12-2017 06:46 PM 619 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2017 06:46 PM

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I have a good friend who has inherited an old English furniture and has been asked what kind of wood it is made of. I usually do not have the big trouble finding out, but I’m in doubt here.

At first I thought it was probably mahogany, but since then I have looked at pictures of both rosewood and kingswood – that also looks very similar.

Is there anyone here who can make a bid on what kind of wood the cupboard made of?
The closet allegedly originates from England and is probably from the 19th century
Best regards
PS English is not my native language – sorry ;-)

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#1 posted 12-12-2017 07:34 PM

Could the piece have originated in India? The inlays suggest it may be. If so, could be rosewood or teak.

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#2 posted 12-12-2017 08:20 PM


Thanks for your reply. I will have to aske the owner, but i’m afraid all she knows is that her family bought it in England.

Anyway – i will ask her next time i see her.
Best regards

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#3 posted 12-12-2017 08:28 PM

I agree … teak or East Indian rosewood.

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#4 posted 12-12-2017 09:49 PM

Not my style at all, but a striking piece. I would guess rosewood as well.

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#5 posted 12-13-2017 12:48 AM

Beautiful piece. I love all the inlay work. I don’t know what the wood is but I’ve played a lot of rose wood guitars and to me it doesn’t looks like rose wood. That being said the oldest rosewood I’ve seen personally is about 50 years old so Mayb that’s some sort of old grow. Plus there’s probably a difference between furniture and instrument grade lumber

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