Bois de Rose
(pronunciation: bwah duh rose)
& other Madagascar rosewoods (see under the bois de rose items)
Note: these are samples. Your piece could be darker than the top piece and look almost black when
you receive it. It can be very dark all the way through, or could look like the lower one in the
picture above. Unfortunately we cannot easily select older pieces for color, because there is no way to tell
without cutting the wood first (due to a dark violet patina on old pieces). The normal range of colors goes from purple black to reddish,
and they all look basically the same on the outside, but we do make guesses when asked.
This wood cannot be shipped outside the USA
due to CITES trade rules on woods from Madagascar.
Sample photo of some of the actual pieces for sale. You'll usually get them with the dark patina (due to air exposure over many years) on the outside of the wood. The upper two in the photo aren't sanded and the lower 4 were lightly sanded (removed maybe 1/16 inch or less). They do have different colors on the inside, and there is usually no way to tell what they look like until you sand/cut them. They can be reddish purple, dark purple, reddish with/without lines. See other photos on this page to understand all the variety possible. Any requrest for colors will be done as possible with no guarantee since we cannot always guess what is under the patina. Very rare wood now, hard to find anywhere and becoming scarce due to CITES rules. NO EXPORTS OF BOIS DE ROSE ALLOWED. USA SALES ONLY.
Bois de rose in 1 x 1 x 15 size. Many are 1 1/16 square. We have taken the patina off at least this one side to show you what we found. Other sides usually have the same color but have somewhat different lines/markings. We only take these down on one or two sides because we don't want to make them undersized. .
Please order by number below. NO shipping outside USA. If the item is missing below , that means the piece is sold.
Bois de rose in the sought after larger 2 x 2 x 12 size. Picture makes them look shorter, but they are 2 x 2 x 12, with a range of 1 15/16 square to 2 1/16 square and 11 7/8 long to 12 1/8 long. We have taken the patina off at least this one side to show you what we found. Other sides usually have the same color but have somewhat different lines/markings. We only take these down on one or two sides because we don't want to make them undersized . Very limited supply of this stuff, we were lucky to get a very few more, but had to pay more money this time. We have added a part of that to the price but mostly absorbed the difference to offer these at the current price. NO shipping outside USA.
Please order by number below. If the item is missing below or you get a red out of stock notice in the shopping cart, that piece is sold.
other Madagascar Rosewoods:
Click photo for 2nd side view.
These are an incredibly rare type of rosewood from Madagascar called Dalbergia madagascarensis. Almost unknown on the market, especially in high quality pieces like these. Also banned for import like bois de rose, so supply is limited to what was imported before restrictions took place. Has a wonderful ringing tap tone.
All pieces are DRIED. Notes: Normally a reddish tan color, these have a bit more red then normally expected. Also: Pieces 5 and 6 are an extraordinary thickness for this rosewood.
Please order by number below. If the item is missing below , that means the piece is sold.
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