What is the meaning of the furniture term Circassian Walnut?

Circassian walnut refers to a type of walnut wood that is known for its rich and distinct color and grain pattern. It is primarily used in the manufacturing of high-end and luxury furniture. The term Circassian comes from the Circassian region (modern-day Russia) where this type of walnut was originally sourced. The wood is highly prized for its beauty and durability and is often used in the production of cabinets, tables, veneers, and decorative elements in fine furniture-making. Extravagantly figured walnut from southeastern Europe. Has irregular dark strippings on a light-yellow ground.
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