Tunbridge Ware

Tunbridge Ware - we probably all have at least one small example hidden in the back of a cupboard. Initially these items were designed as pretty little tourist souvenirs made of light wood with scenes printed on them. Later the process became highly sought after due to the intricacy and beauty of the pieces made. The nicer pieces often have examples of intricate marquetry too. Here are some links where you can find out more about these items:

http://www.tonbridgehistory.org.uk/made-…/tunbridge-ware.htm

http://www.redbridgemarquetrygroup.org/tunbridge%20ware%20tutorial.html

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