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
Common Misspellings: marketry
The marquetry on the tabletop exhibited craftsmanship beyond what Leigh expected.