Advanced Courses / Marquetry and Parquetry

The finest cabinetmakers of the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries decorated the surfaces of their work with elaborated deigns of veneer. The woods were selected for their variety of color and grain. To satisfy the taste of the period, they were often dyed brilliant colors. Marquetry is characterized by the depiction of flowers, landscapes and trophies. Parquetry is characterized by geometric patterns often rendered in perspective.

Painted imitations of Marquetry and Parquetry, both of which are variants of faux bois, require an exquisite precision that results in a more exciting surface than the actual inlaid wood.

Next : Shagreen


To register please contact
315 East 91st Street (between 1st & 2nd Ave), 2nd Floor New York, New York 10128-5301
TEL: 212.348.4464 FAX: 212.534.7769 EMAIL:

facebook link