Art Under the Microscope: Ferréol

This sample of wood comes from a decorative card table in the Getty Museum’s collection. Anatomical studies and archival research were able to identify this perviously unknown wood type as ferréol.

This wood is also found in this 18th century commode, and a corner cupboard and clock.

Art Under the Microscope is a series that features, well, art under the microscope, as photographed by our conservators to better study and preserve our collections.