Rosewood at Patrick Sandberg Antiques
Rosewood is a very dark brown hardwood, with an almost black wavy grain. The name comes from the scent released when the wood is cut. It is used for inlaid decoration and veneer but was not used for making solid furniture until the early 19th Century. At its first introduction in the UK it was known as Zebra wood due to its striking figure within the wood
Rosewood is a rich warm reddish-brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, Southeast Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured, and therefore it became the most sought after and rare.