- decorative wooden ware, including tables, trays, boxes, and ornamental objects, produced especially in the late 17th and 18th centuries in Tunbridge Wells, England, with mosaiclike marquetry sawed from square-sectioned wooden rods of different natural colors.
Origin of Tunbridge ware
First recorded in 1765–75
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The trade of the place consists chiefly in the manufacture of the articles known as Tunbridge-ware.