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also mar·que·terie  (mär′kĭ-trē)
n. pl. mar·que·tries also mar·que·teries
Material, such as wood or ivory, inlaid piece by piece into a wood surface in an intricate design and veneered to another surface, especially of furniture, for decoration.

[French marqueterie, from Old French, from marqueter, to checker, from marque, mark, ultimately from Old Norse merki, mark; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈmɑːkɪtrɪ) or


n, pl -quetries or -queteries
(Crafts) a pattern of inlaid veneers of wood, brass, ivory, etc, fitted together to form a picture or design, used chiefly as ornamentation in furniture. Compare parquetry
[C16: from Old French, from marqueter to inlay, from marque mark1]
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or mar•que•te•rie

(ˈmɑr kɪ tri)

inlaid work of variously colored woods or other materials forming a picture or pattern, esp. in furniture.
[1555–65; < Middle French marqueterie inlaid work =marquet(er) to speckle, spot, inlay + -erie -ery]
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a form of decoration, often used in furniture-making, composed of inlays of wood veneers of different colors.
See also: Ornamentation, Wood
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Colored or varnished woods, ivory, or other materials that are inlaid flush with the surface of an object.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marquetry - inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furnituremarquetry - inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture
inlay - a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
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[ˈmɑːkɪtrɪ] Nmarquetería f
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nMarketerie f, → Einlegearbeit f
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The impressive bracelet, cover-lot of this season's catalogue, is composed of a series of oval-shaped emeralds with pave-set diamonds accents, each inlayed within five graduated Mother-of-Pearl panels of floral design, reminiscent of the delicate art of marquetery,Aa a craft highly appreciated and developed in the Middle East (estimate: $100,000-120,000 / AED370,000-440,000).