Flame or crotch-cut mahogany is cut at the crotch where a limb protruded from the trunk of the tree, producing a flame-like figuring. Flame sounds so much more elegant than crotch-cut, don't you think?
It's a cutting technique also used with other fine hardwoods, including walnut, and is extremely expensive, given the limited number of major limbs on any trunk. It is a hallmark of quality in furniture construction and is highly-prized for its inherent beauty.
This piece would be great in a bedroom but even better in a dining room or entry hall where the fire in the woodgrain can really be seen.