Great News, it now appears we may have Chinese Camphor.
camphora, native to Taiwan, southern Japan, southeast China and Indochina
Camphor (Kapur), light weight and very strong with slight pinkish/gray color with some yellows.
This piece was found in the Caribbean.
Sample of Chinese Camphor.
Kapur (Camphor), Dryobalanops spp
SE Asia. (Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, S. Thailand
This appears to be a Mahogany Rub Rail, or
similar type of wood, African Mahogany perhaps?
It is even more rigid than the wood above. Long grained and reddish/brown in color.
Are there any Chinese woods with the same characteristics?
Ribbon Striped African Mahogany
Drill holes on the top and two angled sides.
Even though it's not apparent in this photograph,
the piece is flat across the back.
Over 4 Meters in Diameter
A Giant African Mahogany Tree
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