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marquetry

noun mar·que·try \ˈmär-kə-trē\

Definition of marquetry

  1. :  decorative work in which elaborate patterns are formed by the insertion of pieces of material (as wood, shell, or ivory) into a wood veneer that is then applied to a surface (as of a piece of furniture)



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Variants of marquetry

also mar·que·terie play \ˈmär-kə-trē\

Origin of marquetry

Middle French marqueterie, from marqueter to checker, inlay, from marque mark


First Known Use: 1563

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