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Wood Sample

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1987F633.240
Collection:Social History - Wood Collection


Honduras mahogany and Nigerian mahogany come from two different species of trees, but their wood has many similarities. The Honduran mahogany is a hardwood which grows throughout Central and South America. In the 18th century, it was widely used by cabinet makers for making fine furniture. Nigerian mahogany has a much coarser grain and is more suited for boat building and general carpentry work.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Material(s):Honduras mahogany wood


Height:70 mm
Width:36 mm