Antique Inlay on furniture can come in many different forms from floral, animal to marquetry or parquetry. These inlays were mainly done on some of the finest pieces of antique furniture in exotic woods from Rosewood, Walnut to more unusual materials like Brass, mother of pearl, ivory or bone. Simple inlay started from very early 17th Century periods with feather banding on chests of drawers but in the Georgian and Regency era, this became more intricate with oval shells and urns inlaid in a variety of woods. The Victorian period even produced specimen furniture with a section of 100s of varieties of different woods on one table top in small sections of veneer. The Edwardian cabinet makers loved inlay, especially on bedroom furniture with lively images of birds, floral designs, shells to swags and tails. Inlay has been a big part of furniture design throughout history and is a very skilled bit of cabinet making. Antique Inlaid furniture pieces are always quality due to the skill to produce them. There would not be many craftsmen who could produce such magnificent pieces today. This makes them unique and decorative. Have a look below at our lovely examples of antique inlaid furniture available for sale below.