The mahogany used in the crafting of our furniture is from the mahogany tree varieties Swietenia macrophylla & Swietenia mahogany, and manufactured on the island of Java in Indonesia.
These varieties of mahogany originated in the South American region and so were never part of the original forests of Java. Java is one of the largest islands in Indonesia and it is from this island, and the town of Jepara, that our furniture is sourced.
Mahogany has a reputation for being a luxury wood for very good reason. It has one of the most distinctive appearances of any wood with its rich, red-brown tones and with hints of flame. Its dense grain and structure make it excellent to cut and carve. Mahogany is exceptionally durable and does not shrink or warp as easily as other hardwoods, and is also resistant to rot and mould. Once stained and finished it produces the most wonderful patina which has been sought after through the ages and still to this day is greatly admired.
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