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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
A similar cabinet retaining its identical top recently offered for sale in Versailles.
Marquetry (and parquetry too) 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".
The veneers used are primarily woods, but may include bone, ivory, turtle-shell (conventionally called "tortoiseshell"), mother-of-pearl, pewter, brass or fine metals. Marquetry using coloured straw was a specialty of some European spa resorts from the end of the 18th century. Many exotic woods as well as common European varieties can be employed, from the near-white of boxwood to the near-black of ebony, with veneers that retain stains well, like sycamore, dyed to provide colours not found in nature.
|Height||89.00 cm||(35.04 inches)|
|Width||118.00 cm||(46.46 inches)|
|Depth||73.00 cm||(28.74 inches)|
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