Huanghuali

A member of the rosewood family, this was the principle hardwood used for furniture making in the mid-Ming to early Qing dynasties. It varies in color from pale honey to dark purple-brown.

In premodern times this wood was known as huali. The modifier~huang was added to describe the old huali wood whose surfaces had mellowed to a yellowish tone due to long exposure to light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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