from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See marquetry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Inlaid work; work inlaid with pieces of wood, shells, ivory, veneer, and the like, of several colors, fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture


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  • Miss Marty's thoughts flew back at once to a corner cupboard in the parlour, inlaid with tulips in Dutch marqueterie, and containing the

    The Mayor of Troy

  • Rectangular, two doors, fan motif, walnut and marqueterie de paille

    The Art of Yves Saint Laurent

  • Leaning back in a marqueterie chair and gazing down his uplifted nose at the sky-blue walls plastered with gold frames, he was noticeably silent.

    In Chancery

  • Soames slowly passed a little inlaid paperknife over the smooth surface of a marqueterie table; then, without looking at his nephew, he began:

    In Chancery

  • Forty-five years since he had laid its foundations, and there it was, as full of marqueterie as ever.

    Swan Song

  • This time the little dog scurried round the entire room, avoiding the legs of chairs by a series of miracles, then, halting by a marqueterie stand, it stood on its hind legs and began to eat the pampas grass.

    On Forsyte 'Change

  • The two were seated side by side on an arrangement in marqueterie which looked like three silvery pink chairs made one, with a low tea-table in front of them.

    In Chancery

  • After putting her baby into its cot Fleur had gone to the marqueterie bureau in the little sanctuary that would have been called a boudoir in old days.

    The Silver Spoon

  • I am most charmingly lodged here, the walls of my room are all marqueterie and they have put sofa and bed, &c., as the

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N. — a Memoir

  • The lamps were lit, and an open Dutch silver spirit-case stood, with some siphons of soda-water and large cut-glass tumblers, on a little marqueterie table.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray


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