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Definitions for marquetry
ˈmɑr kɪ trimar·quet·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marquetry, marqueterienoun

    inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture

Wiktionary

  1. marquetrynoun

    A decorative woodworking technique in which veneers of wood, ivory, metal etc. are inlaid into a wood surface to form intricate designs

  2. marquetrynoun

    An example of this work

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Marquetrynoun

    Checquered work; work inlaid with variegation.

    Etymology: marqueterie, French.

Wikipedia

  1. Marquetry

    Marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie; from the French marqueter, to variegate) is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The technique may be applied to case furniture or even seat furniture, to decorative small objects with smooth, veneerable surfaces or to freestanding pictorial panels appreciated in their own right. Marquetry differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, or intarsia, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another to form the surface pattern. The word derives from a Middle French word meaning "inlaid work".

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  1. marquetry

    Marquetry is a decorative art form where patterns or images are created by assembling and inserting small and often colorful pieces of material such as wood, shell, ivory, or metal into the surface of another material, typically furniture or other wooden structures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marquetrynoun

    inlaid work; work inlaid with pieces of wood, shells, ivory, and the like, of several colors

  2. Etymology: [F. marqueterie, from marqueter to checker, inlay, fr. marque mark, sign; of German origin. See Mark a sign.]

Wikidata

  1. Marquetry

    Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The technique may be applied to case furniture or even seat furniture, to decorative small objects with smooth, veneerable surfaces or to freestanding pictorial panels appreciated in their own right. Parquetry is very similar in technique to marquetry: in the former the pieces of veneer are of simple repeating geometric shapes, forming tiling patterns such as would cover a floor, or forming basketweave or brickwork patterns, trelliswork and the like. Marquetry differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, or intarsia, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another to form the surface pattern. The word derives from a Middle French word meaning "inlaid work".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marquetry

    märk′et-ri, n. work inlaid with pieces of various-coloured wood. [Fr. marqueteriemarqueter, to inlay—marque, a mark.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marquetry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marquetry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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