The Great Kangaroo Wood Mystery, R A Fredman

Vol 45 no 3, Aug 2023
Article from Vol 45 no 3, Aug 2023

The Great Kangaroo Wood Mystery, R A Fredman


Bob Fredman highlights an interesting discovery, English cabinetmakers using Australian rose mahogany as an exotic furniture timber in the early 19th-century. He suggests that, in the dearth of mentions of rose mahogany in early Australian furniture, there may be a major void in our knowledge and in our collections, and that this timber may have not been identified.

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