What wood is 'mahogany' from the 1950s?
I'm contemplating an addition to my 1950s house and want to match the new window and door casings to the old. I was told it's mahogany and it looks like mahogany to me but is it mahogany mahogany? Was Philippine "mahogany" being used in the 50s? Is it stable? This stuff still has tight joints (we do have a bland climate so maybe that doesn't mean much).
Is there any way to ID the species? And actually it doesn't matter--what would be a decent match for this? Thanks!
The colors are fairly accurate. The curved bits especially can have a nice cat eye effect when the light hits them right.
(Yes, it needs cleanup--the first 2 photos are in a window that gets blasted with sunlight several hours a day. The last, well, just grubby and don't get me started on what the POs did with the walls...)