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Marquetry Restoration and Creation
Marquetry Panel Depicting Tiger Face
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Poetry and sentiment show how we feel in our heart and is perfectly expressed through marquetry The sense of pride in one's family history has always been the inspiration for many fascinating works of art. Companionship comes in many shapes and sizes and throughout history friends have immortalised their mutual understanding with the creation of a symbol that will continue long past their natural days We heap great enthusiasm onto the possessions we work so very hard for.  It is no surprise that they are seen as part of who we are and never far from our thoughts.

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.

Flight Of The Marquetry

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 us info@wheathills.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

Further Reference:
A Feature on How Marquetry is made.

 

 
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