marquetry [mahr-ki-tree] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural mar·que·tries. inlaid work of variously colored woods or other materials, especially in furniture.
Also mar·que·te·rie. Origin of marquetry 1555–65; Middle French marqueterie inlaid work, equivalent to marquet(er) to speckle, spot, inlay (literally, make marks Germanic; see) + -erie Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for marquetry Contemporary Examples of marquetry
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Historical Examples of marquetry
Emanuel Hopperton, of Leeds, made clocks with marquetry cases.
In this specimen the marquetry is under fine artistic control.
Augsburg and Nuremberg developed an industry and exported their marquetry.
But concurrent with the age of marquetry and lacquer was the great walnut period.
The escutcheon of the locks covers a portion of the marquetry.
British Dictionary definitions for marquetry marquetry marqueterie noun plural -quetries or -queteries a pattern of inlaid veneers of wood, brass, ivory, etc, fitted together to form a picture or design, used chiefly as ornamentation in furnitureCompareWord Origin for marquetry C16: from Old French, from marqueter to inlay, from marque mark 1 Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for marquetry n.
1560s, from French marqueterie “inlaid work,” from marqueter “to checker” (14c.), frequentative of marquer, from marque (see).
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