from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Material, such as wood or ivory, inlaid piece by piece into a wood surface in an intricate design and veneered to another surface, especially of furniture, for decoration.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An inlay of some thin material in the surface of a piece of furniture or other object.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable, woodworking A decorative technique in which
veneersof wood, ivory, metaletc. are inlaidinto a wood surface to form intricate designs.
- noun countable An example of this work
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The inlay of wood has been called marquetry and intarsia, and was used principally on furniture and choir stalls.
Rob Milam uses a technique called marquetry to create stunning portraits out of wood veneer.
A fantasia of knurled aluminum, polished brightwork, a door-to-door waistrail of walnut marquetry and piano-black fascia.
I carried the finished product out to her, along with fresh cups of coffee, on a marquetry serving tray.
Each slice was exactly 6mm thick and I cut it with a marquetry saw before deciding this was ridiculous, and that I should be using my teeth.
Bentley The workspace from the driver's seat is exemplary: A fantasia of knurled aluminum, polished brightwork, a door-to-door waistrail of walnut marquetry and piano-black fascia.
The decoration's marquetry, the trick is hiding mechanisms in the grain.
Occasionally a piece is accented with simple inlays of pewter, copper or wood marquetry, but most frequently Stickley relies on vigorous strap hinges, bale drawer-pulls and other wrought-iron or hammered copper hardware to lend ornament to the restrained Craftsman design vocabulary.
Yet while the straight lines and flat veneered panels of Koloman Moser's "Enchanted Princesses Cabinet" 1900 foreshadow a design vocabulary several decades in the future, the long-haired princesses inlaid in marquetry are pure Pre-Raphaelite medievalism, proving that Romantic ideas weren't entirely discarded by the rising generation.
Mr. Makepeace has also experimented for the first time with marquetry, using white holly and dark oak to produce a pair of "Zebra" cabinets.