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We have acquired a very nice couch from an estate, but we don't know anything about the type of wood or period it came from, there is no markings of any kind on the piece.

Can you identify the wood?

We were told it was Rosewood, but they aren't sure.



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James

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Hi James,

Your sofa appears to be made of Mahogany  and not Rosewood.
Since the form is not important in nature this explains why
it would not be made of a more costly wood like Rosewood.

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