Tea Tray

EBONY WOOD “WU-MU OR HEITAN-MU

Ebony, is botanically related to the Ebenacea family. Which is very brittle and the color can be pure black to black and brown.

The best ebony is very heavy, almost black and derived from heartwood only. Because of its color, durability, hardness and ability to take a high polish, ebony is used for cabinetwork and inlaying, piano keys, knife handles and furniture.

Qing Dynasty antique Chinese square table, built from rare ebony wood imported into China from India or Ceylon. Use now as a kitchen table or dining table. All four sides have slightly carved spacers between the legs. The legs end in a horse hoof design.

Ebony heartwood is one of the most intensely black woods known, which combined with its very high density (it is one of the very few woods that sink in water), fine texture, and ability to polish very smoothly, has made it very valuable as an ornamental wood.

Showing all 9 results