This is an example of a French-style 19th-century marquetry desk. The drawers display a delicate flower and vine pattern, which is embellished with gold ormolu on the Queen Anne–style legs.
This formal powder room features an antique 19th-century French marquetry commode. Its look is quite formal paired with the 19th-century carved and gilded Italian antique mirror. Note the gold finish of the faucets, adding another touch of opulence.
Even simple marquetry can add a distinctive and surprising touch. This starburst design adds elegant detail to this warm wood fireplace surround and mantel.
Truly a work of art, this pool table features several different wood grains for a fanciful custom effect. The different wood grains contrast one another beautifully.
This wood box has a pattern typical of the 19th century. Whenever I see boxes like these in antiques stores, I always buy them. They look good anywhere, including in traditional and modern interiors.
This is a good example of how marquetry can work in a transitional setting. One elegant starburst centered on the vanity adds simple elegance to this powder room.
Layers of texture are featured in this rosy powder room, including marquetry on panels, the crown molding and the frame. Notice the tone-on-tone wallpaper that tops off this room to perfection. I'm sure visitors make several visits to powder their nose.
A casual traditional living room is graced with an antique glass-front armoire. This piece features several different wood grains. The patterns are more typical of Italian styling, with landscape scenes on the crown portion and the bottom drawers.