marquetry

A decorative technique in which different woods are inlaid into the body of a piece to create an image, such as of flowers. While most of the time the inlay work is done with various woods, mother-of-pearl, ivory, tortoiseshell, or other materials are sometimes also employed.


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Very fine, French, Louis XV period marquetry commode
Item No. 1054
Very fine, French, Louis XV period marquetry commode

Of serpentine form with gilt bronze mounts and original Rouge Royale marble top. Stamped "I.C. SAUNIER".

Fine, Italian, Neoclassical style, marquetry-inlaid bed
Item No. 1034
Fine, Italian, Neoclassical style, marquetry-inlaid bed

In walnut with ebony and satinwood veneers. Naples, Italy. Circa 1880.

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, Louis XV style tric-trac table
Item No. 979
Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table

In solid, carved walnut having cabriole legs ending in pied de biche (deer feet) and reversable top, one side (shown) with marquetry inlaid board for checkers, the other in green felt suitable for card playing. Removing the top reveals an inset, marquetry-inlaid backgammon board. The whole delicately carved. Late 18th or early 19th century from Nimes, France.

Rare, French, Louis XVI period secrétaire à abattant
Item No. 975
Rare, French, Louis XVI period secrétaire à abattant

Marquetry-inlaid with musical trophies, urns, and floral bouquets. Circa 1780.

Stamped "G. Kemp." (Guillaume Kemp - active 1757–86, master 1764).

Very fine, French provincial, Regence period secretaire en bibliotheque
Item No. 872
Very fine, French provincial, Regence period secretaire en bibliotheque

From Southwestern France bearing the "Croix de Malte" in marquetry and with chapeau de gendarme cornice and arbalette façade on the drawers of the bottom compartment. Circa 1715-1727.

98½" high by 44¾" wide by 22½" deep
Very fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry-inlaid commode
Item No. 825
Very fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry-inlaid commode

In walnut. Circa 1785.

50" wide by 24½" deep by 35½" high
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
Very Fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry-inlaid commode
Item No. 914
Very Fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry-inlaid commode

Milan, Circa 1780, school of Giuseppe Maggiolini, with possibly later beige marble top.

50" wide by 36" high by 24" deep