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marquetry


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A type of ornamental veneer, in which shaped pieces of wood or other materials create a mosaic, usually forming floral, landscape, or arabesque patterns. If the design is geometric it is called parquetry. Marquetry differs from inlay, where a cut-out recess on solid furniture is filled with decoration.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.


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