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  AMBOYNA - LoveToKnow Article on AMBOYNA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The vegetation is also rich, and Amboyna produces most of the common tropical fruits and vegetables, including the sago-palm, bread-fruit, cocoa-nut,: sugar-cane, maize, coffee, pepper and cotton.
Amboyna wood, of great value for ornamental work, is obtained from the hard knots which occur on certain trees in the forests of Ceram.
Amboyna, the chief town, and seat of the resident and military commander of the Moluccas, is protected by Fort Victoria, and is a clean little town with wide streets, well planted.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AM/AMBOYNA.htm   (636 words)

 Amboyna massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Amboyna massacre occurred because of the intense rivalry between the East India Companies of England and Holland in the spice trade.
Thereupon, the Dutch at Amboyna suspected that the British were about to attack them and assassinate their governor.
After the Amboyna Massacre, the British reduced their interest in the East Indies and focused their attention on the continent of Asia, specifically the Indian Sub-Continent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amboyna_Massacre   (298 words)

 The Malay Archipelago, Volume I - Chapter XX. Amboyna (Alfred R. Wallace)
From the north side of the harbour, a good broad path passes through swamp clearing and forest, over hill and valley, to the farther side of the island; the coralline rock constantly protruding through the deep red earth which fills all the hollows, and is more or less spread over the plains and hill- sides.
There is a remarkable contrast between the beetles of Amboyna and those of Macassar, the latter generally small and obscure, the former large and brilliant.
On the Amboyna side of the isthmus there is a small river which has been continued by a shallow canal to within thirty yards of high-water mark on the other side.
www.authorama.com /malay-archipelago-1-21.html   (3961 words)

 Maluku Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though other races re-settled the Banda Islands, the rest of Maluka remain uneasy with foreign control and even after the Portuguese had a new trading station at Macassar there were native revolts in 1636 and 1646.
Under company control northern Maluka was administed by the Dutch residency of Ternate, and the southern by "Amboyna" (Ambon).
During the Japanese occupation in World War II, the Moluccans fled to the mountains but begun a campaign of resistance also known as the South Moluccan Brigade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maluku_Islands   (1153 words)

An exceptional William IV, amboyna, circular extending dining table having an inlaid large-scale star at the centre and a border with ebony.
Amboyna was first used in England during the early eighteenth century.
The Amboyna tree is native to the East Indies, West of New Guinea, and in particular to the island of Seram (also called Seran and Serang and formerly spelt 'Ceram') from where its exceedingly beautiful and highly ornamental burls were once shipped to Europe.
www.mallettantiques.com /items/bf07147.htm   (417 words)

 Exotic Wood amboyna
Amboyna is a burl on the tree that is commonly known as narra (Pterocarpus Indicus).
Some reports say that the name amboyna only applies to the VENEER made from the burl, but if so that rule is honored only in the breech since all the dealers I am aware of refer to the solid burl pieces as amboyna or amboyna burl, but not narra burl.
This pistol handgrip was made from Phillipine amboyna burl and submitted by a correspondant (Peter from the Philippines).
www.hobbithouseinc.com /personal/woodpics/amboyna.htm   (321 words)

Amboyna Burl is one of the rarest and most expensive woods in the world.
Amboyna Burl was a popular and frequently used wood in the Jugendstil epoch in the twenties.
Amboyna Burl takes any type of surface treatment and is excellently suited for polishing.
www.veneerwood.com /kohl.php?language=e&function=detail&ID=2417   (223 words)

 Paul Dayton Custom Cues: Well established maker of fine custom pool cues.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Six hi/lo Amboyna burl points (petrocarpus indicus, Philippines), with fl and white veneers, are spliced into an ebony front.
The A, B, D, and E rings contain Amboyna, ebony and ivory rings with an ivory-stitched, ebony center ring.
Amboyna burl is one of the rarest woods in the world.
daytoncues.com /htm/cue-pages1-31/cue_019.htm   (159 words)

 Amboyna Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Amboyna Massacre occurred because of the intense rivalry the East India Companies of England and Holland in the spice trade.
Thereupon the Dutch at Amboyna suspected that British were about to attack them and their governor.
After the Amboyna Massacre the British reduced interest in the East Indies and focused attention on the continent of Asia specifically the Indian Sub-Continent.
www.freeglossary.com /Amboyna_Massacre   (671 words)

 What Am I Missing Besides $$$$$$? - Concertina.net Discussion Forums
The Amboyna Wheatstone of reference was apparently purchased by a known collector (based on the winning bidder's name).
I too was one of the bidders on the amboyna Wheatstone, in fact I started the bidding with a four-figure bid, and would have bid again, but for a family emergency calling me away.
Amboyna wood concertinas of professional quality are rarely encountered, but highly desireable, so we should expect them to command a premium price.
www.concertina.net /forums/index.php?showtopic=1337   (2696 words)

 Amboyna Burl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A visually stunning, elegant species from Southeast Asia that delights the eye with a swirling maelstrom of deep reds, maroons, and burgandies ending suddenly at a dark border, across which finely flecked tans, browns and flashes of creamy whites contrast.
With so much going on, amboyna still maintains a surprising dignity, with an effect that is rather formal overall.
Considered a somewhat rare wood, amboyna burls are grabbed up by bowl turners, but now and then small, highly-figured pieces trickle down and when they do, I get as many as I can.
www.vautrin.com /1001AB-lg.htm   (175 words)

 The Malay Archipelago, Volume II - Chapter XXV. Ceram, Goram, and the Matabello Islands (Alfred R. Wallace)
I LEFT Amboyna for my first visit to Ceram at three o’clock in the morning of October 29th, after having been delayed several days by the boat’s crew, who could not be got together.
We stayed some hours at two villages near the east end of Amboyna, at one of which we had to discharge some wood for the missionaries’ house, and on the third afternoon reached Captain Van der Beck’s plantation, situated at Hatosua, in that part of Ceram opposite to the island of Amboyna.
I immediately told my Amboyna men to load and fire the muskets as a signal of distress, which was soon answered by the village chief sending off a boat, which took me on shore.
www.authorama.com /malay-archipelago-2-5.html   (10153 words)

 Other Products
The drawers are of Brown Tiger Amboyna and with ebony wood framing the Amboyna.
The Brown Tiger Amboyna is so rare that most furniture dealers here do not even know what it is or that it even existed.
The only wood not Red Amboyna is the back rest, the foot rests (which are of super rare Tindalo) and a long brace of Molave under each arm rest connecting the front to the back.
www.queperfect.biz /otherprod.htm   (1666 words)

Amboyna burls grow on approx 1 in 100,000 Narra Trees, which are native to the Pacific Islands.
The rare Amboyna Burls are prized for their distinguished dense and complex "eye" and "swirl" patterns and rich color.
For centuries, master craftsman have sought rare Amboyna Burl to give their artistry an exotic and luxurious flavor.
woodulike.homestead.com /Index.html   (108 words)

 Norm Sartorius - Natural Edge Scoop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Natural Edge Scoop" - Amboyna Burl - 10" long x 3" wide x 2 1/4" deep - 1994 - Private Collection - Amboyna Burl comes from Indonesia and Southeast Asia, and is among the most beautiful and rare woods available to woodworkers.
I enjoy working with Amboyna because it lends itself to creating pieces using the rich, red-orange heartwood, and the contrasting, cream-colored sapwood.
Leaving the wood's jagged/free edge on this spoon is an interesting contradiction with most peoples' expectation that a utensil be gentle on the mouth.
www.normsartorius.com /gallery/naturaledgescoop.htm   (88 words)

 Amboyna Massacre -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Amboyna Massacre occurred because of the intense rivalry between the East India Companies of (A division of the United Kingdom) England and Holland in the (Click link for more info and facts about spice trade) spice trade.
The (Click link for more info and facts about British East India Company) British East India Company established a factory (trading station) nearby at Cambello in 1615.
Eventually, the British attacked the Dutch at (Click link for more info and facts about Batavia) Batavia and drove them out.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/am/amboyna_massacre.htm   (285 words)

 Amazon Exotic Hardwoods: Amboyna burl
Amboyna burl - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 12"
Sorry, we are currently sold out of 'Amboyna burl - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 12"'.
Amboyna burl - pen blank pack (10 pcs)
www.amazonexotichardwoods.com /Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=AEH&Category_Code=TB-AB   (128 words)

 amboyna | Auctions | LampTalk.com Shopping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amboyna Burl Pistol Stand 45acp Sig Colt Kimber 1911
XF Amboyna Burl exotic wood pen blanks lot #457
XF Amboyna Burl exotic wood pen blanks lot #465
www.lamptalk.com /shop/amboyna.html   (432 words)

 Amboyna Veneered Panels - Amboyna Veneer Faced Plywood, MDF, Chipboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amboyna is also known as Angsana, Sena and Narra.
Amboyna sapwood is whitish or pale straw colour and clearly defined from the heartwood, which is light yellow to golden brown, or reddish brown to a distinct red
Amboyna veneer grain is interlocked and sometimes wavy, together with dark growth bands produce an attractive figure and texture moderately fine to moderately coarse and uneven due to the ring-porous structure.
www.winwood-products.com /eng/timber-products/veneer/amboyna.htm   (151 words)

 cohn edeo amboyna restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Besides the 'holes' caused by the thumbnail, several parts needed new amboyna veneer.
The amboyna veneer has been completely 'scraped' out.
The 'hole' in the previous photo has been replaced with a new piece of amboyna.
www.concertinaconnection.com /cohn%20edeoamboyna_restoration%20.htm   (268 words)

 Ebony / Amboyna Burl / Chrysocolla Hairstick Pair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This hair stick set is in response to the numerous requests to use more amboyna burl in my hair sticks.
The top sections of the hair sticks are alternating bands of Amboyna Burl and chrysocolla trustone.
Made famous by Art Deco masters and so highly prized, it's often sold by the once, Amboyna burl is one of the rarest, most expensive and difficult to obtain burl woods in the world!
www.blueheronwoods.com /FancyHairpinsDesc/SinglePairs/Ebony-Amboyna-Burl-Hairstick-Pair.htm   (141 words)

 Amboyna Burl Narra Pterocarpus indicus Blocks blanks Asian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amboyna Burl Narra Pterocarpus indicus Blocks blanks Asian
Red Amboyna burl - Bowl Blanks $ 18.00 per / lbs
Golden Amboyna / Maidou Burl - Slabs $ 20.12 per/lbs
www.righteouswoods.net /amboyna_burl.html   (544 words)

Grep of noun amboyna amboyna amboyna pine Overview of noun amboyna The noun amboyna has 2 senses (no senses from tagged texts) 1.
amboyna, Andaman redwood -- (mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus) 2.
padauk, padouk, amboyna, Pterocarpus indicus -- (tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped fl grain) Overview of noun amboyna The noun amboyna has 2 senses (no senses from tagged texts) 1.
www.beetfoundation.com /words/a/alt.amboyna.html   (166 words)

 Life Of William Carey - Shoemaker & Missionary by George Smith, C.I.E., LL.D. | Chapter VII. Calcutta And The Mission ...
The elaborate review of their position, signed by the three faithful men of Serampore, at the close of 1817, amazes the reader at once by the magnitude and variety of the operations, the childlike modesty of the record, and the heroism of the toil which supplied the means.
Carey's third son Jabez was soon to become the most advanced of the three brothers away in far Amboyna.
Amboyna, it will be perceived, was not in India, but far enough away to give the still timid Company little apprehension as to the influence of the missionaries there.
www.kjvuser.com /lifeofcarey/chapter7.htm   (6696 words)

 Wiggers | Studio Furniture | John Wiggers Creations | Amboyna Bed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The AMBOYNA BED evolved as a custom commision for a client who wished to build a bed and night stands into an arching wall niche.
The sweeping lines of the headboard gracefully embrace the night stands located on either side of the king size bed.
This bed is currently part of a private collection in Chicago, Illinois.
www.wiggersfurniture.com /studiofurnintro/studioamboyna.html   (75 words)

 Samsara Cues - S168 (Detail)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Snakewood forearm with six amboyna burl points (high/low), with three veneers (fl, burl, fl).
Amboyna burl wrap with zigzag ringwork above and below wrap, also at base of butt sleeve.
Note: To see an example of one of their finest cues, see the feature on Samsara Cues in the October 2004 Billiards Digest “Wand Workshop”.
www.chalkers.com /id134.htm   (99 words)

 Amboyna pipe tamper
Here is a very special Amboyna burl pipe tamper with brass fittings.
This tamper has a beautiful body crafted out of a solid block of Amboyna Burl (the rarest burl wood from Asia with dramatic grain and vibrant orange, fl, tan, and yellow managerie of colors).
The tamper section is solid brass, the pick screws into the amboyna body via a mating brass insert.
www.hammerpilot.com /en-us/p_8.html   (89 words)

Outrageous Cored
Amboyna Forearms
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If you do the math between how much an exceptional stick of Amboyna would cost plus the purpleheart dowel and the labor involved, we're sure you'll agree that these are genuinely a bargain!
Each forearm end has a 60 degree center and all pieces are treated with Nelsonite.
For those of you who would prefer to do-it-yourself, you can view some exceptional Amboyna burl squares by clicking here.
www.cuecomponents.com /oucoamfo.html   (332 words)

 Vance Publishing's W&WP magazine - Wood of the Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Narra, red narra, yellow narra, angsena, angsana, sena, amboyna, amboyna burl or burr (these name denotes highly figured veneers cut from burls), Papua New Guinea rosewood, Philippine or Solomons padauk.
Narra has also been called kiabooco, meaning "twisted wood." When in the burl form, narra’s wood is usually referred to as amboyna burl — that name coming from Amboyna Island, another place the trees can be found.
According to the handbook’s authors, amboyna burl is used for the "highest quality architectural woodwork" and that it was the first burl wood used for dashboards by Rolls Royce.
www.iswonline.com /wwp/wom/narra.cfm   (814 words)

 Amboyna wood definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Amboyna wood" definintion in "The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48"
Amboyna wood \Am*boy"na wood\ A beautiful mottled and curled wood, used in cabinetwork.
It is obtained from the Pterocarpus Indicus of Amboyna, Borneo, etc. [1913 Webster]
www.thedict.com /definition/Amboyna-wood   (79 words)

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