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Brazilian Tulipwood (Dalbergia decipularis) is a colorful member of the true rosewood family, the tree grows in the northeastern provinces of Brazil and the small logs were shipped mainly from the seaport of Bahia, where the wood got its second name, Bahia tulipwood from. The wood and its veneers were mostly appreciated in the French 18th century, when it was the royal wood of Louis XV. and XVI. At this time it was used for all the precious furniture of the court and noblemen and other objects of art. The wood is very hard and dense, the colour reaches from pale pink-yellow-red with striped figure to salmon-red, even violet shades. Adding to the vibrant color is the woods natural lustre. Tulipwood can be polished to a beautiful lustrous finish.Sample photos, actual pieces may differ!