The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Kingwood

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Kingwood
Edition of 1920. See also Kingwood (wood) on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

KINGWOOD, a very handsome Brazilian wood believed by many to be a derived species by crossing, while others claim that it belongs to the Dalbergia, which has numerous representatives in India and the southern countries of Asia generally. It has been claimed for it that it is a species of Triptolomæa while others have maintained that it belongs to the brya ebenus. Kingwood, which is generally very handsomely streaked with violet of different shades and densities of color, is used in the making of fancy cabinets, and cabinet ornaments of smaller dimensions.