Intarsia marquetry on tulip wood

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Intarsia marquetry

Intarsia marquetry on tulip wood; acid-free backing mount and AR70 glass.

Intarsia means insertion in Arabic. This is the decoration of various wooden surfaces, created by means of wooden inlays, veneers, in which the finished surface is in one plane.

This art form dates back thousands of years. This form of decoration was used as early as in Egypt, as it is seen from the inlay technique on a cedar coffin, dating from the 12th Dynasty, 2012-1792 BC. But intarsia supplies were also known in India, Persia, Byzantium, Greece and Rome.

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