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    Antique French Marquetry Jewellery Box

    Antique French Marquetry Jewellery Box

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    About this item

    A beautiful large French marquetry jewellery box. Made from a mixture of burr walnut, oak and fruit woods, featuring stunning cube and diamond shaped inlays known as Marquetry, the interior has a removable tray for trinkets all set on lovely hand turned bun feet. C1870

     

    Marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie; from the French marqueter, to variegate) is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The technique may be applied to case furniture or even seat furniture, to decorative small objects with smooth surfaces or to freestanding pictorial panels appreciated in their own right.

    Marquetry differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, or intarsia, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another to form the surface pattern. The word derives from a Middle French word meaning "inlaid work".

     

    This box remains in good condition and would make a grate addition to any collector or as a small storage box. 

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    Additional Information

    Code

    CIL#859 (AB-118334)

    Dimensions

    W: 28cm  (11")H: 35.5cm  (14")D: 26cm  (10.2")

    Period

    19th Century

    Nationality

    French

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