marquetry definition

  • noun:
    • Material, such wood or ivory, inlaid piece by piece into a wood surface in an intricate design and veneered to some other surface, particularly of furnishings, for decoration.
    • A decorative technique for which veneers of wood, ivory, metal etc. tend to be inlaid into a wood surface to make complex designs.
    • a good example of this work
    • An inlay of some thin material in the area of a piece of furniture or other object.
    • inlaid veneers tend to be fitted collectively to form a design or picture that's after that used to ornament furnishings

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