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Method of creating a picture or design on a wooden surface (typically wall panelling or a piece of furniture) by attaching small pieces of variously coloured woods to it. Intarsia was popular in Renaissance Italy; the most famous examples of the technique decorate the studiolo of Federico da Montefeltro in the Ducal Palace, Urbino.

Subjects: Art — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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