Historical Marquetry & Intarsia Furniture

Martin Sojka
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I’ve visited one of the most beautiful manor houses in Betliar, Slovakia yesterday and took some photos of the amazing and richly marquetry-intarsia decorated furniture pieces. Enjoy…

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I started out with an “oh my” … but by the end it was a whole lot of “OH MY’s” !!!!!!!
wow… your woodworking radar must have been on full alert …

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Thanks for these Martin. I’ve sought out pieces like these to admire in France, Italy, and England myself but they are surely to be found all over Europe. We aren’t so fortunate over here.
Interesting, as I’m sure you are aware, as you move between the languages the terms “intarsia” and “marquetry” become very blurred.

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WOW! Gorgeous pieces to be treasured for sure!!!

Amazing pieces, thanks for sharing Martin!

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Thanks for sharing! That takes woodworking to a whole new level.

I’m glad yo enjoy it, guys. Time to get inspired by the old master-craftsmen :)

Martin Sojka, https://craftisian.com


What truly amazing craftsmanship!


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It’s absolutely remarkable to think that such fabulous work was done so long ago. It really makes one appreciate the masters

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Thanks for sharing this Martin. Amazing work! It does really make you appreciate the old masters!


That must have truly been an amazing time to see all that beautiful work.

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