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[[File:Image3_802369.jpg|thumb|African "Makore" Cherry ''(Mimusops heckelii)'']]
 
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[[File:mmakorewc.jpg|thumb|Makore (''Tieghemella heckelii'')]]
''(Mimusops heckelii)'']]
 
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A highly acidic wood from the African cherry or makore tree, ''Mimusops heckelii''. it is sometimes used as a substitute for African mahogany.  
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A highly acidic wood from the African cherry (or makore) tree, ''Mimusops heckelii'' or ''Tieghemella heckelii''.  Makore is found on the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria.  The dark reddish brown wood is used for veneer, ornamental items and musical instruments. It is sometimes used as a substitute for African mahogany.  
  
See [[cherrywood|cherrywood]].
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See [[cherry wood|cherry wood]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
''Mimusops heckelii; mogno cereja (Port.); makore; macore''
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makore; ''Mimusops heckelii; Tieghemella heckelii''; makoré (Fr.); mogno cereja (Port.); macore; African cherry; cherry wood; cherry mahogany
  
== Hazards and Safety ==
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== Risks ==
  
 
Highly acidic wood
 
Highly acidic wood
  
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
 
* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
 
* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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* Pam Hatchfield, ''Pollutants in the Museum Environment'', Archetype Press, London, 2002
 
* Pam Hatchfield, ''Pollutants in the Museum Environment'', Archetype Press, London, 2002
  
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 432
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Latest revision as of 17:42, 4 September 2020

African "Makore" Cherry (Mimusops heckelii)
Makore (Tieghemella heckelii)

Description

A highly acidic wood from the African cherry (or makore) tree, Mimusops heckelii or Tieghemella heckelii. Makore is found on the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria. The dark reddish brown wood is used for veneer, ornamental items and musical instruments. It is sometimes used as a substitute for African mahogany.

See Cherry wood.

Synonyms and Related Terms

makore; Mimusops heckelii; Tieghemella heckelii; makoré (Fr.); mogno cereja (Port.); macore; African cherry; cherry wood; cherry mahogany

Risks

Highly acidic wood

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 432