Marquetry has always been synonymous with the discerning,
from ancient Egyptian Kings to the rise of 14th century Italian cathedrals.
Designs were mainly symbolic in those days and remained the preferred choice of decoration
for Kings and Queens enabling them to showcase their personal taste and wealth in a fusion
of art and intellectual expression.
Today fine marquetry is not seen so much as a status symbol
but more of a subtle appreciation of an ancient and exquisite art form, which is as unique
as Mother Nature herself in every way. Beautiful natural timber is manipulated by the
artist in the telling of a story, the marking of an occasion or simply to aspire to the
highest level of the art.
Marquetry is the careful selection of often
hundreds of pieces of fine timber cut and shaped to form amazing pictures,
utilising their natural colours, textures and appearance.
Decorating in this form creates a
stunning environment. Craftsmen employ their skills to adorn
furniture, wall panelling, floors, doors and many other such
features. It is the reserve of palaces, yachts, trains, prestige
homes and cars, public and religious buildings. The designs are
limitless and awe inspiring, some are severe others exuberant and
colourful, whilst many are delicate and represent the subject
extremely accurately, when creating a portrait or botanical
representation. Marquetry can be created in any style or period, it has no size limits other than being too small to handle. It inspires infinite imagination in design and the reason for its creation. In short, magnificent marquetry exudes beauty, true value and longevity.
To take your interest
in our Marquetry services further you are welcome to
email@example.com or ring us on Derby (01332)
824819 , also please feel free to visit us at Wheathills
Farm, Brun Lane, Derby, DE22 4LY - please see our Contact
Page for a map.
Watch a Feature on Creating
a Marquetry Rolls Royce Badge