This book, written by the world's foremost authority and translated here for the first time into English, covers the history, tools and techniques of the art of marquetry.
Pierre Ramond's long experience as both a practicing marqueter and as a teacher at l'Ecole Boulle in Paris makes him uniquely qualified to write about this subject. His approach is to inform both the novice and advanced marqueters, in the hope that readers will apply their knowledge of these techniques not only to the reproduction and restoration of antiques but also to the creation of new works. Cabinetmakers will learn how to incorporate marquetry into their own work. Restorers and art historians will benefit from the many examples and precise explanations of the working techniques of the masters.