Dutch Marquetry Furniture

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Dutch marquetry is a unique style of furniture inlay that emerged in Holland in the 19th Century. It is characterised by intricate interlaced marquetry work showing scrolling flowers, vines and leaves in a rich and opulent style. Each shape has to be hand cut from the softer fruitwoods and then embedded into the main structure of the piece.

Dutch marquetry inlay work can be seen on pieces such as dining tables, Dutch marquetry breakfront bookcases, card tables, chests and commodes. Period pieces of Dutch marquetry command high fees.

Martin Worster
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