The process of veneering with shapes, often scrolls, leaves, flowers, birds and insects. This process was perfected by Dutch and German craftsmen and became popular in England from the middle of the 17th Century reaching its height during the reign of William and Mary throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
Floral, landscape or other pattern of veneer in woods of contrasting grains and patterns. Napoleon III The Second Empire of 1848 - 1870. Period of joyous resurrection of many previous furniture styles most notably Renaissance, Rococo and Louis XVI styles. Furniture ornament during this period was rich and often exuberant, taking many forms and using variety of materials and techniques. Oak Popular wood for country and provincial furniture. Oak has a strong grain that darkens with age.
A type of ornamental veneer comprising shaped pieces of wood or other substances which form a mosaic, or kind of jigsaw-puzzle, in floral, landscape, arabesque or other patterns; if a geometric pattern, called parquetry. It differs from inlay, in which a cut-out recess on a solid piece of furniture is filled with decoration.
This is not inlay, but a furniture veneer made of pieces of coloured woods fitted together into a design on the surface of a piece of furniture. Marquetry decoration was fashionable during the later 17th century, waned in the early 18th century, and waxed popular again between about 1775 and 1800.
A decorating technique whereby pieces of hot glass are applied to still molten glass and marvered into the surface, creating an inlaid effect. After the glass is cooled, it is possible to further emphasize these areas by carving and engraving. See also Inlay.
Decorative patterns made of inlays of wood or ivory, usually applied on veneered surfaces. From the popular Italian art of the 15th century, "re-invented" in Germany in the 16th century and spread to France in the 17th century.
This is a detail form of craft. A decorative design is cut into a veneer using contrasting materials, primarily wood. It is then applied to a surface. It is very popular in early French furniture making.
Pieces of veneers of different coloured woods, natural, stained, and burned (to give shading), laid into a wooden ground (solid or veneer). Often seen on Dutch furniture, especially early examples of marquetry, it always depicts architectural, figural or foliate designs. (See Inlay and Parquetry).
decorative work in which elaborate patterns are formed by the insertion of pieces of material (as wood, shell, or ivory) into a wood veneer that is then applied to a surface (as of a piece of furniture)
A form of decorative veneering in which exotic and contrasting woods were cut and fitted together like a jigsaw to form intricate patterns which were then applied as panels of veneer. There were basically two types: arabesque or seaweed marquetry using box or holly with walnut, and floral marquetry using fruitwoods, burr-walnut, ivory, ebony, etc.
Marquetry is the craft of covering a structural carcass with veneer forming decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The result may be furniture, decorated small objects or free-standing pictures. Marquetry differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another.