Mahogany (mogno, "read tree") is a large tree of the Switenia genus, with red wood in various shades from shell-pink to red-brown, which gave the name "mahogany" in Europe in the XVIIth Century. The original mahogany grows in damp tropical woods of Central and South America and the Antilles. Mahogany stands out from other through its protogenic beauty, naturalness of colour and the high quality of the wood. Mahogany has an expressive banded texture with alternative matt and glossy strips of a red shade; it is large-grained and hard.
The first description of mahogany features is dated by the authors of the British Wood Encyclopedia to 1595, when it was used for ships repair by the carpenters of Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition. The Spaniards started active use of mahogany timber for construction and repair of their ships from the beginning of the XVIIth Century. But due to its unsurpassed beauty mahogany shortly started to be used as a decorative material as well as for manufacture of expensive furniture and accessories. The first mention of mahogany application as finishing material dates back to 1661, when it was used in Hampton Court Palace in England. Examples of the first armchairs made of "mahogany", relating to that time, are on display in the Trinity Hall Museum in Aberdeen (Great Britain).
Mahogany, noble, unusually beautiful, and embodying strength, is a valuable attribute of your interior.