Marquetry has adorned the world's finest living quarters throughout history. It reached its historical apex in the mid 17th century, when it was employed in the incomparably luxurious furniture in the royal residences of Louis XIV and Versailles.
Its earliest inception arose in the art of inlay, an early form of decoration used to embellish objects and environments.
The word itself in its earliest origins probably comes from the German " marchon " meaning "to delimit or mark"; In the 14th century the word developed into the French " marqueter " meaning "to variegate, checker," thence becoming a noun “ marqueterie ” or inlaid work.
Always rooted in luxury, and having medieval parallels, the existence of marquetry has evolved through the ages, visiting different precious materials and a rich diversity of cultures.