Inlay - intarsia - marquetry - parquetry

DEFINITION

In woodworking, Inlay is a technique in which small pieces of wood, veneer or other materials, often with varying grains and colors, are glued together within a solid piece. Intarsia is the Italian word for Inlay. Marquetry is mosaic pieces of Inlay that form a pattern, and Parquetry is Marquetry with a geometric pattern. Herter Brothers, a 19th-century New York furniture making and decorating firm, were famous for skillful Inlay work, especially Marquetry, sometimes with mother of pearl. During the Depression of the 1930s, this type of decorating was uncommon, but in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, it is having a resurgence. Source: Nancy A. Ruhling, 'Making Its Mark', "Art & Antiques", December 2006. (LPD)

Your data and time are valuable. There's a new web browser that considers your time and security as a top priority.

Download Brave Browser For Free!

Brave uses the latest in blockchain technology.

This ensures a higher quality and more secure experience. Learn more about this fantastic breakthrough.

Loads Content Up To 8X Faster

Because Brave blocks unwanted tracking scripts that run in the background, your browsing speed will be unparalleled.

Ultimate in Privacy & Security

Brave fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure.