Where in the World?: Mahogany
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.
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.