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Tunbridge ware

  1. 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.
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Origin of Tunbridge ware

First recorded in 1765–75
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Historical Examples of tunbridge ware

  • The trade of the place consists chiefly in the manufacture of the articles known as Tunbridge-ware.

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