Ebony

Ebony is a very rare, black hardwood with a beautiful smooth finish, making it an incredibly valuable material. In the 18th and 19th Centuries, many fine pieces of furniture were stained black, in a process known as ebonising, in order to give the appearance of being made of rich ebony. 

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Style
  1. Louis XVI 5
  2. Neoclassical 3
  3. Napoleon III 1
  4. Urban Views / Townscapes 1
  5. Rococo 1
  6. Régence 1
  7. Ottoman 1
  8. Orientalist 1
  9. Animal / Animalier 1
  10. Baroque 1
  11. Louis XV 1
  12. Islamic 1
  13. Indian Interest 1
  14. Equestrian / Horses 1
  15. Chinese Interest 1
  16. Boulle 1
  17. Belle Époque 1
  18. Victorian 1
Material
  1. Ebony 12
  2. Ormolu (Gilt Bronze) 4
  3. Mahogany 3
  4. Marquetry 2
  5. Gilt 2
  6. Ivory 2
  7. Parquetry 2
  8. Mother-of-Pearl 1
  9. Velvet 1
  10. Tulipwood 1
  11. Silver 1
  12. Satinwood 1
  13. Satin 1
  14. Rosewood 1
  15. Bone 1
  16. Mirror 1
  17. Micro-mosaic 1
  18. Boxwood 1
  19. Marble 1
  20. Leather 1
  21. Hardwood 1
  22. Fruitwood 1
  23. Enamel 1
  24. Ceramic 1
  25. Brass 1
  26. Wood 1
Colour
  1. Brown 9
  2. Black 7
  3. Gold 5
  4. White 4
  5. Grey 2
  6. Red 2
  7. Blue 1
  8. Cream 1
  9. Multi-coloured 1
  10. Silver 1
Country Of Origin
  1. French 7
  2. Anglo-Indian 1
  3. Asian 1
  4. Chinese 1
  5. English 1
  6. Swedish 1
  7. Syrian 1
Period
  1. 19th Century 7
  2. Late 19th Century 3
  3. 18th Century and Earlier 1
  4. Early 20th Century 1
Artist / Maker
  1. Mercier Frères (French, est. 1828) 2
  2. Giroux, Alphonse (French, 1809-1886) 1
  3. Riesener, Jean Henri (French, 1735-1806) 1
  4. Sormani, Paul (French, 1817-1877) 1
  5. Meyer, Bernard-Alfred (French, 1832-1904) 1