Where in the World?: Mahogany

July 7, 2021

In the inaugural episode of "Where in the World?," Curator Aimee Ng explores the history of mahogany, a material hidden beneath the surface of a Rembrandt portrait and sourced oceans away from the famed artist's homeland.

Rembrandt's Nicolaes Ruts


To learn more:

Lamb, Bruce F. Mahogany of Tropical America: Its Ecology and Management. Ann Arbor, 1996.

Anderson, Jennifer L. Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America. Cambridge, MA, 2012.

Bowett, Adam. Woods in British Furniture Making 1400–1900: An Illustrated Historical Dictionary. London, 2012.

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