Voor 1500

Voor 1500

De vroegste ons bekende marqueterie vondsten zijn in Egypte aangtroffen. Meer dan 3000 jaar geleden, in de periode van het Nieuwe Rijk (1600-1100 voor Christus) verfraaiden rijke geometrische patronen

No one knows who the first marquetarian was, but records from the tombs of the Pharoahs tell us that the Egyptians used bronze adzes & axes to produce veneers. They also imported exotic species to decorate their wooden caskets with mosaic designs. Marble "incrustations" appear in the palace of King Mausole in Halicarnassus from 350BC. During the Roman Empire intarsia certosina was developed, a technique whereby cavities were carved into panels to hold the pieces of veneer. The art was virtually lost during the Dark Ages and it was not until the 14th century that it re-emerged from the "cloistered intarsiatori" for the adornment of the cathedrals of northern Italy and Hungary. During this period a new technique called intarsia geometrica was developed in Tuscany in which the whole surface to be decorated was covered with the pieces of veneer. This technique was perfected in the 15th century by Benedetto da Maiano and his brother Guiliano who developed the dammaianesque style of decorative geometric borders & the use of pictorial effects & perspective.

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