Marquetry

The craft of covering a structural carcass with pieces of veneer forming decorative patterns, designs or pictures. At the height of its use in late 17th century France, fine furniture was embellished with marquetry produced with such rare and extremely expensive materials including ebony, tortoiseshell, and brass, often inspired by Japanese lacquer. The technique was very popular in Art Nouveau design, with Gallé and Majorelle producing detailed inlayed work. In glass it refers to a technique devised by Emile Galle and patented by him in April 1898. It consists of inserting cut pieces of hot, colored glass into the parison, then ensuring they were embedded in the surface by rolling on the marver. Once annealed, the vessel could be further decorated by carving.


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Bronze Nude lighted Sconce on Marquetry Easel by Georges Flamand
Flamand — EL-16855
French Art Nouveau Marquetry Cabinet by Louis Majorelle
Majorelle — F-1526

 

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