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Rosewood Furniture

Rosewood had been in some use from the sixteenth century in England, strictly as veneer or for in-laid furniture.

Later, by around 1800, during the age of Regency furniture, Brazilian rosewood came to take the place of satinwood not only for marquetry and inlay or banding work but also in the solid.

Rosewood Games Table
1820, Regency Rosewood Games Table

Rosewood has a rich and deep brown colour in some examples, shading to light hazel in other, is marked with dark streaks and patches of black, has an even grain, and is hard and heavy. Rosewood continued in usage into the early Victorian furniture period.

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