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mar·que·tryalso 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.
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]
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]
a form of decoration, often used in furniture-making, composed of inlays of wood veneers of different colors.See also: Ornamentation, Wood
Colored or varnished woods, ivory, or other materials that are inlaid flush with the surface of an object.