parquetry


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par·quet·ry

 (pär′kĭ-trē)
n. pl. par·quet·ries
Inlay of wood, often of different colors, that is worked into a geometric pattern or mosaic and is used especially for floors.

[French parqueterie, from parquet; see parquet.]

parquetry

(ˈpɑːkɪtrɪ)
n
(Art Terms) a geometric pattern of inlaid pieces of wood, often of different kinds, esp as used to cover a floor or to ornament furniture. Compare marquetry

par•que•try

(ˈpɑr kɪ tri)

n.
mosaic work of wood used for floors, wainscoting, etc.; marquetry.
[1835–45; < French parqueterie. See parquet, -ery]

parquetry

mosaic work in wood, a form of marquetry, used mostly for floors and wainscoting.
See also: Ornamentation, Wood
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parquetry - a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floorparquetry - a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floor
floor cover, floor covering - a covering for a floor
inlay - a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
Translations

parquetry

[ˈpɑːkɪtrɪ] N (= floor) → entarimado m; (= activity) → obra f de entarimado

parquetry

nMosaikparkett nt
References in classic literature ?
Then the house had been boldly planned with a ball-room, so that, instead of squeezing through a narrow passage to get to it (as at the Chiverses') one marched solemnly down a vista of enfiladed drawing- rooms (the sea-green, the crimson and the bouton d'or), seeing from afar the many-candled lustres reflected in the polished parquetry, and beyond that the depths of a conservatory where camellias and tree-ferns arched their costly foliage over seats of black and gold bamboo.
The Dutch were among the first to use marquetry, parquetry and veneer over carved oak furniture.
The Newbury Billiards Table The Newbury billiards table is beautifully detailed in every way with exquisite custom features like parquetry inlaid solid mahogany, hammered metal accents and steer horn diamond-shaped sights.
Down it went--plunging through the parquetry, through the subfloor, and punching through the plaster ceiling.
We therefore have chapters on--amongst much else besides--woodwork, plasterwork, parquetry and marquetry, tapes-tries, textiles, metalwork, sculpture, furniture, paintings and books.
It also offers fully illustrated step-by-step guides to the crafting of artefacts and artworks, including Kufic calligraphy, plaster carving, Mughal and Persian miniature painting, parquetry, ceramics, mosaic and glassblowing.
More than 20 pieces of furniture from Dr Loebl's estate are on offer in today's Anderson and Garland sale in Newcastle, including an 18th Century North German walnut bureau bookcase valued between PS6,000-PS10,000 and a decorative South German walnut and cube parquetry centre table expected to make PS1,200.
The rest of the categories recorded by POEA included workers and cleaners (1,666), wiremen and electrical technicians (1,616), carpenters, joiners and parquetry workers (1,198), bricklayers, stonemasons and tile setters (969), labourers and helpers (788) and supervisors, production and general foremen (584).
Barker and Stonehouse has the Dante, a sixties-inspired design with a Parquetry inlay arranged like a chessboard, and colonia black metal legs.
In the 18th century, veneered work became popular, initially incorporating parquetry designs.