Furniture woods........... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
A highly figured, close-grained, hard, durable wood native to Ceylon and the East Indies. It is light yellow togolden brown in color with a lustrous satin-like quality.
A favorite wood in the Louis XV and Louis XVI periods, and was also favored by Adam, Chippendale, and Sheraton for inlay and veneering.
Hepplewhite used satinwood as a background for painted medallions.
Age of Satinwood
The elegant period in England from about 1765 to 1800, when the cabinetmakers and designers favored the light, delicate-toned satinwood for furniture. The Adam brothersused it extensively in their work, as did Hepplewhite, Shearer, and Sheraton.
See also: laminated ..... veneered ..... inlay ..... marquetry