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What is Marquetry?

MARQUETRY (English) or MARQUETERIE (French) :  PAINTING WITH WOOD

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Marqueterie is an Art dating back centuries. It is found in many different civilisations.
Wood veneer, shells & precious stonesare artfully assembled to form decorative patterns & designs.
Using our original designs, we select various wood species for their character & color.
The veneers are cut, engraved, assembled & mounted to a substrate using a powerful press.
Hand-finishing includes multiple sandings and meticulous application of several layers of a natural sealant
using a process derived from a centuries old French lacquer technique.
This hand-finishing process brings out the color & unique personality of each wood.

The final piece is then protected with UV & water resistant coating
& usually framed with solid wood frame.  

All work is imagined, designed & handmade in our California Studio