from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Decoration by means of the incrustation of one wood in another. Compare
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Their collections—like 2006's "Perished" series, which uses expensive wood-inlay techniques, associated with the Renaissance, to render in furniture grotesque scenes of comic-book intensity—make a splash in Milan, and then are often sold off to discerning collectors or head straight for a museum.
Moreover, while the hues of paintings or wood-inlay cabinetry usually fade over time, the colors of these inorganic hardstones remain fresh and vivid.
See signature marquetry work _ intricate wood-inlay jewelry boxes, music boxes and furniture.