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Wood Sample

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1987F633.388
Collection:Social History - Wood Collection


Rosewoods are tropical hardwoods. Their fine colour and hard wearing wood make them a popular choice with craftsmen for making musical instruments and furniture. Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia Nigra), one of the first of the rosewoods to be imported into the UK in the early 19th century, is currently an endangered species. Indian rosewood (Dalbergia Latiflora), was also imported to the UK in the Victorian period. It was used for piano casings and as veneers in marquetry and Tunbridge ware.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century


Height:70 mm
Width:36 mm