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Inlay Collection

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Background imageInlay Collection: Alabaster vase inlaid with floral garlands, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun

Alabaster vase inlaid with floral garlands, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageInlay Collection: Detail of the coloured glass and mirror inlay work

Detail of the coloured glass and mirror inlay work in the interior of the Lake Palace Hotel, the Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan state, India, Asia

Background imageInlay Collection: Taj Mahal, Built by Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal (his wife). Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, Built by Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal (his wife). Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Background imageInlay Collection: Glass mosaic of tree of life on wall of the 16th century Sim

Glass mosaic of tree of life on wall of the 16th century Sim, Wat Xiang Thong, Luang Prabang, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Laos, Indochina, Southeast Asia

Background imageInlay Collection: Side view of the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence

Side view of the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence Florence Church Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1855 ca.. Date of Artwork:1296 -1468

Background imageInlay Collection: Inlay of Akhenaten or Nefertiti, New Kingdom, Armana period, c. 1353-1336 B. C. (glass)

Inlay of Akhenaten or Nefertiti, New Kingdom, Armana period, c. 1353-1336 B. C. (glass)
2909762 Inlay of Akhenaten or Nefertiti, New Kingdom, Armana period, c.1353-1336 B.C. (glass) by Egyptian 13th Dynasty (c.1795-1700 BC); height: 4.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInlay Collection: Mirror case in the form of an ankh, the sign of life, made of gilt wood inlaid with glass-paste

Mirror case in the form of an ankh, the sign of life, made of gilt wood inlaid with glass-paste, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt

Background imageInlay Collection: Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America

Background imageInlay Collection: Secretary, 1800-1810. Creator: Nehemiah Adams

Secretary, 1800-1810. Creator: Nehemiah Adams
Secretary, 1800-1810.

Background imageInlay Collection: An Egypto-Roman man

An Egypto-Roman man
5305188 An Egypto-Roman man.; (add.info.: Portrait panel of an Egypto-Roman man. Dated 2nd Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageInlay Collection: Pen Box with inkwell and pens (steel with gold inlay) Iran, Qajar Dynasty 19th Century

Pen Box with inkwell and pens (steel with gold inlay) Iran, Qajar Dynasty 19th Century
527693 Pen Box with inkwell and pens (steel with gold inlay) Iran, Qajar Dynasty 19th Century.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageInlay Collection: Verandah of the Sheesh Mahal, the Palace of Mirrors near Jaipur, in the Rajastan region of India

Verandah of the Sheesh Mahal, the Palace of Mirrors near Jaipur, in the Rajastan region of India
3562945 Verandah of the Sheesh Mahal, the Palace of Mirrors near Jaipur, in the Rajastan region of India by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Rajastan, Jaipur, Amber, Sheesh Mahal)

Background imageInlay Collection: A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas)

A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas)
989395 A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas) by Waite, James Clarke (fl.1863-85); 92.1x114.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Soldier's Conquests. James Clarke Waite (1832-1920)

Background imageInlay Collection: Tunbridge ware jewel cabinet, 19th century

Tunbridge ware jewel cabinet, 19th century
BAL2813 Tunbridge ware jewel cabinet, 19th century; Private Collection

Background imageInlay Collection: Mandolin, by Domenico Vinaccia, Naples, 1780 (photo)

Mandolin, by Domenico Vinaccia, Naples, 1780 (photo)
CNC7411 Mandolin, by Domenico Vinaccia, Naples, 1780 (photo); Royal College of Music, London, UK

Background imageInlay Collection: Design for secretary desk, 1816. Creator: Unknown

Design for secretary desk, 1816. Creator: Unknown
Design for secretary desk, 1816

Background imageInlay Collection: Table, c.1835-c.1935. Creator: Anon

Table, c.1835-c.1935. Creator: Anon
Table, c.1835-c.1935. With intarsia

Background imageInlay Collection: Cabinet, c.1835-c.1935. Creator: Anon

Cabinet, c.1835-c.1935. Creator: Anon
Cabinet, c.1835-c.1935. Wooden cabinet or sideboard for a dining room, with intarsia and marble leaf

Background imageInlay Collection: Design for a desk with a display up, decorated with marquetry of landscapes, c.1760-c.1770

Design for a desk with a display up, decorated with marquetry of landscapes, c.1760-c.1770. Creator: Anon
Design for a desk with a display up, decorated with marquetry of landscapes, c.1760-c.1770

Background imageInlay Collection: Design for an organ pendula, c.1785-c.1790. Creator: Anon

Design for an organ pendula, c.1785-c.1790. Creator: Anon
Design for an organ pendula, c.1785-c.1790. Organ pendulum clock, inlaid with two blue and white plaques, presumably from Sevres porcelain, open worked with a Chinese-style geometric pattern

Background imageInlay Collection: Thirty-Hour Striking Hanging Clock in Inlaid Marqueterie Case, 1947. Creator: Unknown

Thirty-Hour Striking Hanging Clock in Inlaid Marqueterie Case, 1947. Creator: Unknown
Thirty-Hour Striking Hanging Clock in Inlaid Marqueterie Case, 1947. From "British Clocks and Clockmakers, by Kenneth Ullyett. [Collins, London, 1947]

Background imageInlay Collection: Card Table, c. 1936. Creator: Florence Neal

Card Table, c. 1936. Creator: Florence Neal
Card Table, c. 1936

Background imageInlay Collection: Chest of Drawers, c. 1936. Creator: Florence Neal

Chest of Drawers, c. 1936. Creator: Florence Neal
Chest of Drawers, c. 1936

Background imageInlay Collection: Chair, c. 1937. Creator: Florence Truelson

Chair, c. 1937. Creator: Florence Truelson
Chair, c. 1937

Background imageInlay Collection: Sofa, 1936. Creator: Frank Wenger

Sofa, 1936. Creator: Frank Wenger
Sofa, 1936

Background imageInlay Collection: Tobacco Cutter, c. 1939. Creator: Joseph L. Boyd

Tobacco Cutter, c. 1939. Creator: Joseph L. Boyd
Tobacco Cutter, c. 1939

Background imageInlay Collection: Child's Desk, c. 1937. Creator: Ernest Busenbark

Child's Desk, c. 1937. Creator: Ernest Busenbark
Child's Desk, c. 1937

Background imageInlay Collection: Secretary, c. 1938. Creator: Ernest Busenbark

Secretary, c. 1938. Creator: Ernest Busenbark
Secretary, c. 1938

Background imageInlay Collection: Secretary, c. 1938. Creator: Ernest Busenbark

Secretary, c. 1938. Creator: Ernest Busenbark
Secretary, c. 1938

Background imageInlay Collection: Cottage Organ, 1941. Creator: Joseph Cannella

Cottage Organ, 1941. Creator: Joseph Cannella
Cottage Organ, 1941

Background imageInlay Collection: Collapsible Folding Knife, c. 1941. Creator: Joseph Cannella

Collapsible Folding Knife, c. 1941. Creator: Joseph Cannella
Collapsible Folding Knife, c. 1941

Background imageInlay Collection: Beaver effigy platform pipe, 100 BC-200 AD (pipestone, pearl & bone)

Beaver effigy platform pipe, 100 BC-200 AD (pipestone, pearl & bone)
DBP422876 Beaver effigy platform pipe, 100 BC-200 AD (pipestone, pearl & bone) by Havana Hopewell culture (200 BC-400 AD); length: 11.6 cm; Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK

Background imageInlay Collection: Double-Barreled Flintlock Shotgun with Exchangeable Percussion Locks and Barrels

Double-Barreled Flintlock Shotgun with Exchangeable Percussion Locks and Barrels, French, Versailles and Paris, ca. 1818-20; exchangeable percussion locks and barrels, dated 1860

Background imageInlay Collection: Close-up of the Cathedral in Florence

Close-up of the Cathedral in Florence Florence Church. Date of Photograph:1955 ca.. Date of Artwork:1296-1468. Artist:Arnolfo di Cambio (documented 1265, probably died in 1302), Talenti, Francesco

Background imageInlay Collection: Swiss Guards of the Vatican City

Swiss Guards of the Vatican City State of the Vatican City The Vatican Apostolic Palace, Sala Clementina (Hall of Clement VIII). Date of Photograph:1940 ca

Background imageInlay Collection: Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa

Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa Pisa Church Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1855 ca.. Date of Artwork:1323

Background imageInlay Collection: Episcopal chair, by Vassalletto, in the Cathedral of Anagni, Italy

Episcopal chair, by Vassalletto, in the Cathedral of Anagni, Italy Anagni Chair Romanesque, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1889-1900 ca

Background imageInlay Collection: Detail of the elaborately worked facade of the Colleoni Chapel in Bergamo

Detail of the elaborately worked facade of the Colleoni Chapel in Bergamo. In the foreground, the entrance portal Bergamo Chapel Early Renaissance, Renaissance

Background imageInlay Collection: The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore flanked by the Bell tower of Giotto, Florence

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore flanked by the Bell tower of Giotto, Florence Florence Bell Tower Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1855 ca

Background imageInlay Collection: The Cathedral of Siena (Italy)

The Cathedral of Siena (Italy) Siena Church Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1870 -1880 ca.. Date of Artwork:1196 -1382

Background imageInlay Collection: The bell tower and the facade of the Amalfi Cathedral, in Salerno

The bell tower and the facade of the Amalfi Cathedral, in Salerno Amalfi Church - Facade Revival styles, Nineteenth century, 19th century, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageInlay Collection: Giotto's Belltower

Giotto's Belltower Florence Santa Maria del Fiore Church Bell Tower Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1960 ca.. Date of Artwork:1334 -1359

Background imageInlay Collection: View of the faade and the bell tower of the Cathedral of Amalfi, in the province of Salerno

View of the faade and the bell tower of the Cathedral of Amalfi, in the province of Salerno Amalfi Church - Facade Revival styles, Nineteenth century, 19th century, Europe

Background imageInlay Collection: Santa Maria Novella Church in the square of the same name, Florence

Santa Maria Novella Church in the square of the same name, Florence Florence Santa Maria Novella Square Church - Facade Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe

Background imageInlay Collection: Cosmatesque floor of the Crypt of the Anagni Cathedral by Luca and Iacopo Cosma

Cosmatesque floor of the Crypt of the Anagni Cathedral by Luca and Iacopo Cosma. Anagni Cathedral, Crypt Paving Romanesque, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageInlay Collection: Easter candlestick consisting of an inlaid spiral column, upon which a young boy holds a patera

Easter candlestick consisting of an inlaid spiral column, upon which a young boy holds a patera, in the Anagni Cathedral. Anagni Cathedral Candelabrum Romanesque, Middle Ages, Europe

Background imageInlay Collection: Pieces of the Cosmatesque floor from the Anagni Cathedral, located at the Cathedral Treasury Museum

Pieces of the Cosmatesque floor from the Anagni Cathedral, located at the Cathedral Treasury Museum. It is the work of Luca and Iacopo Cosma

Background imageInlay Collection: Floor of the Crypt in Anagni's Cathedral

Floor of the Crypt in Anagni's Cathedral. Anagni Cathedral, Crypt Paving Romanesque, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1915-20 ca




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"Inlay: A Timeless Artistry that Transcends Borders and Centuries" Step into the enchanting world of inlay, where intricate designs and exquisite craftsmanship come together to create masterpieces that captivate the senses. From the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, to the ancient wonders of Egypt, this art form has left its indelible mark on history. Built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal stands as a testament to eternal love. Its walls adorned with delicate inlays of coloured glass and mirror work, each detail reflecting the grandeur of Mughal architecture. Travel back further in time to the 16th century Sim's wall mosaic depicting a mesmerizing tree of life. The vibrant glass pieces intricately arranged showcase an artistic vision that transcends generations. In ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom's Armana period, Akhenaten or Nefertiti's legacy lives on through stunning glass inlays. These delicate pieces bring forth a glimpse into their reigns' opulence and beauty. Discover Tutankhamun's tomb and marvel at an alabaster vase adorned with floral garlands meticulously embedded within it. This treasure speaks volumes about Egyptian royalty's reverence for nature's beauty. From Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame to historical artifacts like Richard De Bury’s Philobiblon manuscript or even a visitor’s book filled with memories from cherished moments – all bear witness to how diverse cultures have embraced this timeless art form throughout centuries. The pinnacle of luxury can be found within Tutankhamun’s funeral mask - solid gold meticulously embellished with semi-precious stones through skillful inlay techniques. This iconic masterpiece symbolizes power, wealth, and everlasting splendor. A mirror case shaped like an ankh - signifying life itself - crafted from gilt wood delicately enhanced by glass-paste inserts showcases how they are transform everyday objects into works of art.