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Definition of Marquetry

  • inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture

How to use marquetry in a sentence. Marquetry pronunciation.

Ivory, both of the hippopotamus and elephant, was used for inlaying, as also were glass pastes; and specimens of marquetry are not uncommon.
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One noticeable feature of modern design in furniture is the revival of marquetry.
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Partly on account of the difficulty in obtaining the richly-marked and figured old mahogany and satin-wood of a hundred years ago, which needed little or no inlay as ornament, and partly to meet the public fancy by covering up bad construction with veneers of marquetry decoration, a great deal more inlay has been given to these reproductions than ever appeared in the original work of the eighteenth century cabinet makers.
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The method now practised in using marquetry to decorate furniture is very similar to the one explained in the description of "Boule" furniture given in Chapter VI.
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Sometimes, instead of using so many different kinds of wood, when a very polychromatic effect is required, holly wood and sycamore are stained different colours, and the marquetry thus prepared, is glued on to the body of the furniture, and subsequently prepared, engraved, and polished.
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It must be obvious, too, that in the production of marquetry the processes are attainable by machinery, which saves labour and cheapens productions of the commoner kinds; this tends to produce a decorative effect which is often inappropriate and superabundant.
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Perhaps it is allowable to add here that marquetry, or _marqueterie_, its French equivalent, is the more modern survival of "Tarsia" work to which allusion has been made in previous chapters.
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When, however, the marquetry assumes geometrical patterns (frequently a number of cubes shaded in perspective) the design is often termed in Art catalogues a "parquetry" design.
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With her droppings she fashions masterpieces of marquetry and mosaic, which wholly conceal their base origin from the onlooker.
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The colouring and the elegant regularity of the outer wrapper of the cocoon suggest some kind of basket-work made with tiny bits of bamboo, or a marquetry of exotic granules.
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By the sick woman's pillow was a very pretty marquetry table, on which were the various articles necessary to this bedridden life.
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Auguste, sitting on a tapestried chair at a marquetry table with brass trimmings, was reading a book by the light of the candelabra on the chimney piece.
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Below these was a card-table of marquetry with spindle-legs, and on it a work-box of ivory, inlaid with silver and ebony.
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People here in Paris are just beginning to find out that the famous French and German marquetry workers of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries composed perfect pictures in wood.
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Boucher's designs executed in marquetry, and with such art!-One could have gone down on one's knees before it.-'Look, sir,' he said, 'I have just found this fan in a little drawer; it was locked, I had to force it open.
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It will also produce, easily, the new work Marquetry, or inlaid work, of the finest description, which, without the aid of this attachment, would be impossible.
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In the antechamber they found a provision of immense felt over-shoes which they were expected to put on for their passage over the waxed marquetry of the halls.
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From this sketch everybody can see the sort of house the brother and sister lived in, though they can never imagine the absurdities into which a clever builder dragged the ignorant pair,-new inventions, fantastic ornaments, a system for preventing smoky chimneys, another for preventing damp walls; painted marquetry panels on the staircase, colored glass, superfine locks,-in short, all those vulgarities which make a house expensive and gratify the bourgeois taste.
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Examples of Marquetry

Example #1
In the paintings in the tombs, gorgeous pictures and gilded furniture are depicted.
Example #2
Amongst these are boxes inlaid with various woods, and also with little squares of bright turquoise blue pottery let in as a relief; others veneered with ivory; wooden spoons, carved in most intricate designs, of which one, representing a girl amongst lotus flowers, is a work of great artistic skill; boats of wood, head rests, and models of parts of houses and granaries, together with writing materials, different kinds of tools and implements, and a quantity of personal ornaments and requisites.
Example #3
Like all mosaic work, to which branch of Industrial Art it properly belongs, this kind of decoration should be quite subordinate to the general design; but with the rage for novelty which seized public attention some forty years ago, it developed into the production of all kinds of fantastic patterns in different veneers.
Example #4
It may be observed here that the South Kensington Museum, which was founded in 1851, was at this time playing an important part in the Art education of the country.
Example #5
Simplicity was sacrificed, and veneers, thus used and abused, came to be a term of contempt, implying sham or superficial ornament.
Example #6
Within the last ten or fifteen years the reproductions of what is termed "Chippendale," and also Adam and Sheraton designs in marqueterie furniture, have been manufactured to an enormous extent.