Marquetry and inlay furniture requires a battery of tools, some dating back to the Roman Empire; others as new as today’s lasers. Justly revered artisans use near-surgical precision to cut and fit designs of various materials such as wood veneers, metals, bone and mother-of-pearl onto the surfaces of our furniture. Inlay is the embedding of these same designs into grooves carved into a piece. It can be maddeningly time-consuming, but utterly stunning.
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