Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America

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By Jennifer L. Anderson.

One of the characteristics of Newport furniture is the beautiful mahogany on exposed surfaces of tea tables, high chests, and desks. This fascinating work exposes the stories behind the gleaming surfaces of mahogany furniture—and reveals the cultural, social, economic, and political consequences of the 18th-century obsession with mahogany.

Paperback

Publisher: Harvard University Press (September 2012)

ISBN: 9780674503823

5.5 x 8.25 x 1.25

398 pages.