inlay

A type of surface decoration that is created by insetting into a solid base a pattern composed of colored woods or other materials such as ivory, mother of pearl or metals. Inlay is recessed into a solid carcase, as opposed to marquetry, which is done with veneer. Also referred to as “intarsia” in italian.


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Fine, French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period parquetry commode
Item No. 1040
Fine, French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period parquetry commode

Having three drawers adorned with bronze d'ore mounts, each drawer outlined with string-banded inlay. Having original gray Saint Anne marble top. Circa 1770.

Rare, Catalan, Baroque period caixa
Item No. 820
Rare, Catalan, Baroque period caixa

In solid, carved walnut with boxwood inlay. Having original hinged top of a single walnut board opening to reveal a partial compartment, the front with a hidden cupboard door opening to reveal three drawers. Late 17th or early 18th century.

25" high by 58" wide by 23½" deep
Rare, Alsacian, Louis XVI period bureau a cylindre
Item No. 1021
Rare, Alsacian, Louis XVI period bureau a cylindre

In walnut and other exotic woods; having marquetry and parquetry inlay and original brass mounts. Last quarter of the 18th century.

Fine, French, Louis XIV period commode
Item No. 978
Fine, French, Louis XIV period commode

Rosewood veneer with four drawers adorned with banded brass inlay and gilt bronze mounts. With original marble top. Circa 1700-1720.

Catalan, Baroque period, marquetry-inlaid, slant-front bureau
Item No. 816
Catalan, Baroque period, marquetry-inlaid, slant-front bureau

In walnut veneer with boxwood inlay, monogram surmounted by a crown. Two small external drawers above three long drawers, with an additional six interior drawers behind fold-down writing compartment. First half of the 18th century.

49½" high by 46" wide by 23½" deep
Louis XV style, chinoiserie commode scriban
Item No. 439
Louis XV style, chinoiserie commode scriban

Gilded and painted with ivory inlay. 19th century.

38" wide by 20" deep (when closed) 35" deep (when opened) by 43½" high