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Satinwood at Patrick Sandberg Antiques
Satinwood became popular in the latter part of the 18th century. During the Hepplewhite style revival of the mid-Victorian period, it became popular again. The satinwood by this time was a deep orange colour. It was used for veneers; inlaid decoration and the pale colour made it suitable for painting.
Satinwood (Ceylon Satinwood) is a native of Southern India and Sri Lanka and has an illuminating, shimmery yellow/ gold appearance. It was more commonly used in combination with Coromandel to create a dramatic contrast.
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