Academic thesis

Ina Schnittker-Schulte: Marquetry of mother of pearl and metal in the 19th century- using the example of an ensemble of furniture from the LWL-open-air museum Detmold Back
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Abstract: The present master’s thesis concentrates on an ensemble of parlour furniture from the time of historism. The group comes from Vienna and shows stylistic elements of the renaissance and the Louis XVI. The typical furniture shapes of the late 19th century are combined with marquetry of brass, copper and zinc as well as mother of pearl. The main characteristics of the furniture’s design are the linear inlays of mother of pearl fragments. This is constituted as a rather exceptional composition, which attracted little to none interest in literature so far. The art historical and technological investigation into a number of objects for comparison, which could be gathered through this paper, supports the findings obtained and includes them in the historical context.


Keywords: Marquetry of mother of pearl and metal, 19th century, Vienna, historism, brass, copper, zinc, mother of pearl
  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl
  • assistant Tutor:  Dr. Thorsten Albrecht
  • date:  2010
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  165
  • pictures:  156
Ina Schnittker-Schulte
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