REVERED, VENEERED MARQUETRY



 

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Marquetry. A unique, hand-crafted art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to form decorative structures and designs, that has its inspiration from 16th century Florence, and which uses primarily woods but also bone, ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, pewter, brass, fine metals or even straw,
A-Gent of Style‘s favourite manifestation as championed by the Art Deco master decorator Jean-Michel Frank.


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Thanks to the brilliant feature on marquetry and parquetry by Matthew Morris in the new (September) issue of House & Garden and a few months before an article in the Financial Times, A-Gent of Style discovered the wonderful works of Christine Meyer-Eaglestone. The German-born, Leeds-based artist has created some 400 pieces so far and her marquetry works reflects her deep interest in Bauhaus, minimalist constructivism (which immediately attracted A-Gent of Style) through also Japanese elements of design, Frank Lloyd-Wright also some undeniable Art Deco references (the screen above was love at first sight and ticked all the boxes: Art Deco AND green/blue!). Balance, counterpoise, dynamic growth and rhythm are all essential elements within Christine Meyer-Eaglestone’s work.

Ornate, precise, one-off, central pieces with a strong identity representing another great celebration of craftsmanship made in the UK. What’s not to love.


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Imagery by Christine Meyer-Eaglestone – 




One comment


  • Colinissima

    What an excellent article!! Great pictures too. Keep them coming A-gent

    August 8, 2014

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