This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
A very fine wood, with a close clean-cutting grain. It produces an excellent effect when worked into small articles of furniture of the Elizabethan and neo-Grecian style. Unfortunately, it is difficult to obtain in Europe.