Tag Archives: Juglans regia

The Cabinet-Maker’s Tree

Before the introduction of mahogany, the walnut was “the cabinet-maker’s tree” in England, and it was well adapted for the purpose, — being tough and strong in proportion to its weight, beautifully variegated, admitting of a fine polish, durable, and … Continue reading

Posted in Furniture Timbers | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Walnut in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Centuries

English- or European walnut (Juglans regia) and black, red or Virginia walnut (Juglans nigra) were two of the most important furniture timbers during the latter half of the seventeenth-century and the first half of the eighteenth-century. In truth, were this … Continue reading

Posted in Furniture Timbers | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments