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...’s refined rich coromandel veneer would have served the very important function of impressing new acquaintances... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... Also horn-of-plenty. coromandel This valuable wood hails from India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. Characterized by its hazel brown color with dramatic black stripes, this wood is heavy and very hard, much like ebony wood, to which it is closely related....... Coromandel was used in the finest furnishings such as cases, revered for its distinct appearance. It was also used to craft walking sticks, billiard cues and musical instruments... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
..., carrying everything from toiletries and jewelry to sewing and writing instruments.                            A perfect example is this elegant English example veneered with rich coromandel wood with brass inlay... Read More »