marquetry

Decorative veneer on furniture which is made up of shaped pieces of wood, or other materials such as ivory, metals and mother-of-pearl, arranged in a pattern of contrasting colours. Floral designs and seaweed marquetry are often seen, as are geometric patterns (see parquetry). Marquetry largely replaced inlaid decoration in the early 17thC, firstly …...

Marquetry

Marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The technique may be applied to case furniture or even seat furniture, to decorative small objects with smooth, veneerable surfaces or to freestanding pictorial panels appreciated in their own r...
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Marquetry

• (n.) Inlaid work; work inlaid with pieces of wood, shells, ivory, and the like, of several colors.
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marquetry

marqueterie noun inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture
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Marquetry

Mar'quet·ry noun [ French marqueterie , from marqueter to checker, inlay, from marque mark, sign; of German origin. See Mark a sign.] Inlaid work; work inlaid with pieces of wood, shells, ivory, and the like, of several colors.
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marquetry

A decorative technique in which different woods are inlaid into the body of a piece to create an image, such as of flowers. While most of the time the inlay work is done with various woods, mother-of-pearl, ivory, tortoiseshell, or other materials are sometimes also employed.
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marquetry

Decorative inlay and veneer work
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Marquetry

Decorative patterns formed when thin layers of wood (and sometimes other materials such as ivory) are inlaid into the surface, usually of furniture.
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Marquetry

Decorative patterns made of inlays, usually applied to veneered surfaces.
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Marquetry

Decorative technique of inlaying veneers to create a pattern or picture in furniture.
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marquetry

furniture inlaid with multicoloured wood, ivory, or metal
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marquetry

Inlaying of various woods, bone, or ivory, usually on furniture, to create ornate patterns and pictures. Parquetry is the term used for geometrical inlaid patterns. The method is thought to have...
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marquetry

Inlaying of various woods, bone, or ivory, usually on furniture, to create ornate patterns and pictures. Parquetry is the term used for geometrical inlaid patterns. The method is thought to have originated in Germany or Holland
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marquetry

marquetry (mär'kutrē) , branch of cabinetwork in which a decorative surface of wood or other substance is glued to an object on a single plane. Unlike inlaying, in which the secondary material is sunk into portions of a solid ground cut out to receive it, the technique of marquetry ap...
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Marquetry

Marquetry is the art of veneering or inlaying with wood. The art was known in Egypt and the East two thousand years ago and was introduced from Persia into Venice during the 14th century, whence it spread to Florence, France, Germany and Holland. As intarsia it is conspicuous in church woodwork of the 15th century.
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Marquetry

Technique consisting of the inlay of ornamental woods, metals, ivory and other decorative materials, arranged to form designs and patterns.
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marquetry

thin sheets of wood, metal, or organic material, such as shell or mother-of-pearl, cut into intricate patterns according to a preconceived design and ... [4 related articles]
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marquetry

[n] - inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture
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