What is the meaning of the furniture term Silverwood?

Silverwood is an alternative name used in the 18th century to refer to English harewood or stained sycamore. It is a type of wood that was popularly used for furniture-making during that time period. English harewood or stained sycamore refers to a specific type of wood that is light in color and has a smooth, fine texture.

It was often stained or bleached to resemble silver, hence the name silverwood. The wood was highly valued for its elegant appearance and was commonly used to make refined furniture pieces, such as cabinets, tables, and chairs.

The 18th century name for English harewood or stained sycamore.
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