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Rosewood

Gordon Campbell

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T2073730

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Close-grained wood taken from the trees of the genera Dalbergia; the traditional source was Brazil, where it is known as Jacaranda; the variety from South and South-east Asia is Indian rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia). The name rosewood alludes to its odour rather than its appearance. It was widely used by cabinetmakers in 19th-century England, France and Germany....

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Subjects: Professional Interior Design ; Latin American and Caribbean Art ; South and Southeast Asian Art

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