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Each example labelled and removable from the slide
The woods probably from the Dutch East Indies
Second half 19th Century
Size: 73.5cm high, 34.5cm wide, 2cm deep – 29 ins high, 13½ ins wide, ¾ ins deep
The Dutch still have a great fascination for unusual woods. The present day Dutch wood collectors society, founded in 1947, state that their specific aim is to support and stimulate the collection of wood and wood samples. The National Herbarium of the Netherlands is one of the largest herbaria in the world with a collection of over 5.5 million specimens including 5000 wood samples.