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Marquetry example using wood and mother of pearl

- Jay B. Siegel
Definition: decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, ivory or shell) of different colors are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers; found in furniture or decorative accessories made of wood
Pronunciation: mar-kuh-tree
Common Misspellings: marketry
Examples:
The marquetry on the tabletop exhibited craftsmanship beyond what Leigh expected.
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