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intarsia

(ĭntär`sēə) or

tarsia,

properly a form of wood inlayinginlaying,
process of ornamenting a surface by setting into it material of different color or substance, usually in such a manner as to preserve a continuous plane. Inlay is employed in connection with a great variety of objects, both of major architectural character and of minor
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. The term is sometimes applied to inlays of other materials such as ivory and metal. It is differentiated from marquetrymarquetry
, branch of cabinetwork in which a decorative surface of wood or other substance is glued to an object on a single plane. Unlike inlaying, in which the secondary material is sunk into portions of a solid ground cut out to receive it, the technique of marquetry applies
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 by the basic veneering process of the latter. The term intarsia is specifically applied to a type of inlaying probably developed in Siena, Italy, in the 13th cent. and derived from Middle Eastern inlays of ivory upon wood. This art was widely practiced in Italy from c.1400 to c.1600. The fashion for intarsia declined thereafter, although some works in this medium were still produced. Intarsia work was also practiced to a limited extent elsewhere in western Europe. Designs included pictorial scenes and conventionalized scrolls, arabesques, and geometric forms.

Intarsia

Italian term for the flat decorations made from pieces of variously colored woods, inlaid to form ornamental patterns, architectural perspectives, or figurative scenes

Intarsia

 

a type of inlay in wooden objects (for example, in furniture). Ornamental pictures or designs of varying texture and color are made from wood that is fitted and glued into a wooden support. Intarsia flourished in Italy in the 15th century.

REFERENCE

Krauss, F. Intarsien, 3rd ed. Leipzig, 1958.

intarsia

[in′tär·sē·ə]
(graphic arts)
Decorative designs of inlaid wood in a background of wood; often used in furniture making. Also known as tarsia.
(textiles)
A pattern in several colors, usually geometrical, in a knitted fabric in which both sides of the fabric are alike.

inlay, intarsia, marquetry

1. A shaped piece of one material embedded in another as part of a surface ornamentation.
2. Such ornamentation as a whole. Also see encaustic tile.

intarsia

Mosaic inlay, especially a form of wood inlay.
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