Around the year that George I was crowned King (1714), furniture made from a new wood was appearing all over the great houses of England. It was regarded as the last word in fashionable novelty – and this wood was Mahogany. Mahogany has remained a highly desirable wood, and some of the most exquisite furniture ever made utilises this beautiful material. This text contains a comprehensive treatise on mahogany, including its history, popularity, and development as a material for furniture-making. Complete with fascinating information and a wealth of detailed photographs, this text is sure to appeal to those with an interest in the history of furniture, and makes for a worthy addition to collections of such literature. We are proud to republish this antique text here complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.