marquetry

Definitions:

  • Material, such as wood or ivory, inlaid piece by piece into a wood surface in an intricate design and veneered to another surface, especially of furniture, for decoration.
  • An inlay of some thin material in the surface of a piece of furniture or other object.
  • A decorative technique in which <xref>veneers</xref> of <xref>wood</xref>, <xref>ivory</xref>, <xref>metal</xref> etc. are <xref>inlaid</xref> into a wood surface to form intricate designs.
  • An example of this work
  • inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture
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