Bois de Rose
(pronunciation: bwah duh rose)
& other Madagascar rosewoods (see under the bois de rose items)
Note: these are samples. Your piece could be darker than the top piece and look almost black when
you receive it. It can be very dark all the way through, or could look like the lower one in the
picture above. Unfortunately we can't select older pieces for color, because there is no way to tell
without cutting the wood first (due to a dark violet patina on old pieces). The normal range of colors goes from purple black to reddish,
and they all look basically the same on the outside.
This wood cannot be shipped outside the USA
due to CITES trade rules on woods from Madagascar.
Sample photo of typical pieces. They can be reddish purple, dark purple, reddish with/without lines. See other photos on this page to understand all the variety possible. Specific requests allowed, but may result in an extra charge which varies depending how difficult it is to follow your specifications (we always contact you about any extra charges for approval first).
Click photo for 2nd side view.
These are an incredibly rare type of rosewood from Madagascar called Dalbergia madagascarensis. Almost unknown on the market, especially in high quality pieces like these. Also banned for import like bois de rose, so supply is limited to what was imported before restrictions took place. Has a wonderful ringing tap tone.
All pieces are DRIED. Notes: Piece 6, one small bark inclusion and one tight shallow check.
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