What is the meaning of the furniture term Holly Wood?

The term Holly wood in furniture refers to a type of decorative wood veneer made from the holly tree (Ilex aquifolium). Holly wood is known for its light, creamy-white color, smooth texture, and fine grain pattern. It is often used as an inlay or a decorative feature in furniture, particularly on tabletops, drawer fronts, and other surfaces where a contrasting or intricate design is desired. Holly wood veneer can be combined with other types of wood to create visually appealing patterns or designs. Hard, grayish-white wood with small flecked grain. The whitest of all woods. Used for inlays, favored for larger surfaces.
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