Brazilian partridge wood is a dark, reddish, and brown-coloured wood. It is said to have dark streaks that resemble partridge plumage. For inlay work in furniture during the 18th century, particularly in France, partridge wood was very popular.
Partridge Wood is from Central and South America (including the West Indies). Additionally, from West Africa, particularly Ghana and Nigeria. During the British Empire era, there were more uncommon and better-grown wood types available.
Among many, many other names, this wood is also referred to as Angelin, West Indian Walnut, Yaba, and Cabbage Bark. It has a trunk diameter of at least 30 inches and grows to a height of 90 to 100 feet (27 to 30 metres) ( 0.6 m )
This wood is of excellent quality. The grain is quite noticeable. a stunning wood with a striking narrow sapwood band. This is typically distinct from the heartwood and ranges in colour from pale brown to greyish yellow. Dark yellowish-brown to dark reddish-brown are the colours of heartwood. This timber has a distinctive figure, occasionally with lighter stripes that resemble the markings on a partridge’s wing, which is how it got its name.
Boyce, C. (Ed.). (1996, August 1). Wordsworth Dictionary of Furniture.
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