Definition of ebonized in English:


(British ebonised)


  • (of furniture) given the appearance of ebony.

    ‘an ebonized casket’
    • ‘An example is the suite of ebonized furniture he made for John Taylor Johnston about 1860.’
    • ‘Several lots will appeal to those with a taste for Continental ebonised furniture.’
    • ‘The gadrooned column and lobed bun feet of the games table illustrated in Figure 5 are typical of the heavy silhouettes associated with the late 1820s and the 1830s, and the use of ebony or ebonized wood emphasizes these elements.’
    • ‘From the early nineteenth century comes a masterpiece of American furniture, an ebonised and gilt-bronze mounted rosewood secretaire a abattant attributed to the renowned New York cabinet-maker Duncan Phyfe (Carswell Rush Berlin).’
    • ‘About that time Herter Brothers developed its unique version of the Anglo-Japanese style in furniture, rectilinear in outline and constructed of ebonized wood.’
    • ‘Near the mantelpiece is an oak reclining chair made by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company Designed by Philip Webb based on a sketch by G. Warington Taylor (Pl. VIII), this chair was available, usually ebonized, beginning about 1866.’
    • ‘In addition, he employed other inlay woods, brass stringing, ebonized penholders, and brass plates and hinges, which enabled him to update his offerings to meet changing tastes without widely varying his overall basic design.’
    • ‘Although the ebonized and painted cabinet shown in Plate IX has previously been associated with Godwin, recent research shows that it is far more likely to have emanated from the workshop of Cottier and Company of London.’
    • ‘The brass plate and escutcheon are inlaid, and the interior includes an ebonized penholder, ivory grips, the original baize lining, and two original lead glass ink bottles.’
    • ‘Both cabinets are made of sycamore entirely ebonized, and the panels are painted with washes of brown and amber, so that the golden color of the close-grained wood shows through.’
    • ‘The rare tall-case clock in Plate I demonstrates another favored combination of the period: veneer of burl poplar with details of ebonized pearwood.’
    • ‘The silver surrounds a fine patinated and bronze doré French clock, 1820 to 1830, that is encased in its original ebonized wood and glass dome.’
    • ‘These somewhat squat structures of ebonized wood, each with a tiered base resting on four circular pad feet, are crowned by elaborate pediments.’
    • ‘It is entirely ebonized and has gilded panels decorated with birds, butterflies, palmettes, and flowers.’
    • ‘The simple, elegant lines of the tub are enhanced by an ebonized parquet floor.’
    • ‘The most unusual lot is a walnut ebonised and burr art deco-style three-piece suite comprising a two-seater settee and a pair of armchairs.’
    • ‘The rose bowl, weighing 93 ounces, is mounted on an ebonised base with oval enamel panels depicting Morley Town Hall, Morley House, Morley Old chapel and the entrance to Dartmouth Park.’
    • ‘Both might be found in Dutch interiors, hung amongst the archetypal 17th-century ebonized frames.’
    • ‘The panels' frames, of ebonised wood with a gilt slip, are mid-nineteenth-century additions.’
    • ‘They are mounted on ebonised, marbled and gilded supports in the form of four crouching Nubian slaves.’