Marquetry restoration is matching or
recreating inlaid artwork forming an image or pattern
Marquetry restoration is often just one part, in several, of a total restoration project and can often be the most demanding part of the overall restoration project.
Most Antique Marquetry Restoration involves recreating what is missing from the marquetry itself as well as the structural consolidation or restoration of the furniture to which it’s applied. With a reasonable amount of time and effort all can be restored.
mar·que·try [ˈmär-kə-trē] - noun
1. decorative work in which elaborate patterns are formed by the insertion of pieces of material (as wood, shell, or ivory) into a wood veneer that is then applied to a surface (as of a piece of furniture)