marquetry marquetry

Definition(s):

  • (n) inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture

Usage(s):

  1. Today, the train's original 1920s and '30s carriages are decorated with marquetry panels, finely cast solid brass and Art Deco paintings.
  2. The stark cement floor gives way to a decorative metal-studded wood-marquetry design near the entrance.
  3. The profitable trade of forging antiques has happily adapted itself to the manufacturing of old junkso much easier than turning out an 18th century piece of marquetry.

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  • Hermes Arceau H Cube Watch With Straw Dial

    Straw marquetry is the art of arranging tiny pieces of colored straw into patterns to create larger images. It is an ancient art form that requires skill and technique but is relatively accessible to people in many cultures and stations in life because the raw materials are... well inexpensive. Straw marquetry is often used for larger compositions, but has of course been applied to items in the ...
    on November 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

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