Kingwood

Often confused with Rosewood, this lighter, more orangey wood from the same species can share a lot of similar aesthetic attributes to Rosewood. It has a defined grain with darker brown and black patterned outlines contrasting against a lighter background. A native wood of Brazil, Kingwood was a popular choice for late Georgian, William IV and early Victorian boxes, but seemed to lose favour from the late 1850’s onwards.

Kingwood Veneer from an Antique Jewellery Box with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Kingwood Veneer from an Antique Jewellery Box with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Antique Jewellery Box in Kingwood with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Antique Jewellery Box in Kingwood with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Kingwood Veneer from an Antique Jewellery Box, by Wells & Lambe.

Kingwood Veneer from an Antique Jewellery Box, by Wells & Lambe.

Antique Jewellery Box in Kingwood, by Wells & Lambe.

Antique Jewellery Box in Kingwood, by Wells & Lambe.

Kingwood Veneer from a Magnificent Antique Dressing Case from Asprey, Displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Kingwood Veneer from a Magnificent Antique Dressing Case from Asprey, Displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Magnificent Antique Dressing Case from Asprey, Displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Magnificent Antique Dressing Case from Asprey, Displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851.