What is the item in this picture? Mahogany.

Found in aunt's estate.  She was a seamstress.  Marked as mahogany with holes on the top.  

rickharris2 months ago

If it looks like this then probably mahogany.

Similiar and related woods are Sapele, Khaya, Lauan,

There is such a thing as American mahogany but true Mahogany is a tropical wood that only grows wild in tropical forest. It takes 100's of years to grow to a useable size.

Once so common the Victorians used it for everything it is now rare and expensive, mostly because of deforestation by burning for farming land.

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Vyger2 months ago

clear plexiglass against a white background perhaps?

iceng2 months ago

Sorry my glass ball is in a polish shop this week...

I get no image (picture) to examine..

There is no picture.