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.
Bois de rose in 1.5 x 1.5 x 15 inches--sizes vary a little, they range from 1 7/16 to over 1.5 thick and 15.25 to 15.5 inches long . One side has been surfaced on a table saw to help you see the appearance, other sides usually have the normal black patina on them until you cut into it.
Stock is limited to what we have on hand and it has been confirmed we cannot get more 1.5 inch squares, likely ever.
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. The wood is fairly uniform in color.
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 export/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 deeper red then normally expected.
Please order by number below. If the item is missing below , that means the piece is sold.
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