Tunbridge ware


Tunbridge ware

Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork, typically in the form of boxes, that is characteristic of Tonbridge and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration typically consists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different colored woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered bandings for framing were pre-formed in a similar fashion.

There is a collection of Tunbridge ware in the museum in Tunbridge Wells.Fact|date=February 2008

See also

* Intarsia
* Marquetry
* Pietre dure
* Opus sectile
* Lathart

External links

* [http://www.teamuseum.org/tunbridgeware.php Tunbridge ware]
* [http://www.stuartking.co.uk/index.php/tunbridge-ware/ Article about Tunbridge ware]
* [http://www.marquetrysociety.ca/Techniques.html Techniques of making Tunbridge ware]


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