Furniture woods........... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

Boxwood

A very dense, light-colored, and grained West Indian wood used almost entirely for inlays and small decorative articles.

During the 16th century it was used as an inlay wood on walnut and oak, and in the late 18th century for border edgework on satinwood pieces.

See also: laminated ..... veneered ..... inlay ..... marquetry



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