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padauk

A hard, heavy wood, red with black stripes, from India; used in cabinetmaking and veneer.
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The previous record was for a George II parcel gilt padouk cabinet-on-stand by Chippendale, which sold for pounds 2.7million.
AFRICAN PADAUK, AFRICAN PADOUK, CAMWOOD, BARWOOD, CORAIL, MBE, MBIL, NGULA, BOSULU, VERMILLION
Wood from the following tree species was used: Scots pine (Pinus silvestris) and padouk (Pterocarpus soyauxii), representing respectively a softwood and a tropical hardwood species.
Following a recurrent Mido theme of classic styling, the collection has a 'post-retro' flavour combining aluminium, acetate and a variety of exotic woods: amourette, ebony, padouk and bulnesia.
Late George II parcel-gilt rosewood, padouk and sabicu breakfront bookcase by Thomas Chippendale and his Scottish partner James Rannie.
One such is a delightful padouk and brass mounted mah-jong set dating from around 1890.
It is made of padouk (a Burmese rosewood), artfully joined, with a craftsmanlike finish and elegantly designed fittings.