an art or technique of decorating a surface with inlaid patterns, especially of wood mosaic, developed during the Renaissance.
- Also tarsia.
- in·tar·si·ate [in-tahr-see-eyt, -it], /ɪnˈtɑr siˌeɪt, -ɪt/, adjective
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How to use intarsia in a sentence
The choir is a five-sided apse, round which are the canons' stalls of good intarsia work.
The open stalls in the choir have some extremely good intarsia work.
The intarsia doors of the palace at Urbino are among the most famous examples of this form of decoration.The Decoration of Houses | Edith Wharton
At the south end is one of the finest examples of intarsia, or inlaid wood-work, in Italy.
The choir stalls are very finely carved and decorated with superb intarsia work.
British Dictionary definitions for intarsia
a decorative or pictorial mosaic of inlaid wood or sometimes ivory of a style developed in the Italian Renaissance and used esp on wooden wall panels
the art or practice of making such mosaics
(in knitting) an individually worked motif
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