Looks like BR, what do you think?

danigalapago

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So, this old furniture is up for sale and the owner claims it is solid Brazilian rosewood.

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I’ll pay a visit over the weekend and check them out.

I WANT TO BELIEVE :hmm:
 

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I have started to look at local auction rooms for old but cheap furniture, looking mainly for wood to build speaker cabs with. Lot of old furniture is not that collectible so sells really cheap.

Ref the question asked The table top certainly has traits from the picture supplied.
 

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Be careful to research it. That furniture may be worth far more for what it is, than what you value the wood at.
Good point, two wardrobes i looked at went for 90 and 120 english quids. I guess to the right buyer some of the items could be worth more, these auction house knows what they have as a rule, business been in the family since 1840, so i think the chance buying a valuable piece by accident is slim. they have estimates on most items. A lot of it is ether edwardian or at a push georgian period, quite plain. your sig mentions spray rig I meant to go and bid in auction, they had real nice setup in auction went for £60, kicking myself.
 
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So, I’ve just had a good long talk with the owner. Long story short, it’s a 60 years old furniture made in Brazil (where he and his family used to live) until they moved to Argentina. It is 100% solid Brazilian rosewood, (dalbergia nigra “jacaranda de Brasil”)
He’s moving to an apartment and needs to free up a lot of space.
We came up to an agreement and I’ll be picking up the stuff on Saturday.
 

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Few fretboards worth there then.
 

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If you can resaw acoustic back and side sets out of it, you'll make a mint off it. Figure 1500 bucks as a starting point for a set. That'd probably be the way to maximize your investment.
 

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Those pictures are pretty bad. That said, that is typical of an antique Brazilian furniture set. Even furniture made in Brazil doesn't always mean it's solid. They veneer stuff there as well. The framing around the table scares me a little, but it's probably solid. I'd make sure to look it over well in person to make certain that it's solid. Nice find!
 


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