Italian typical products, jewelry and watch music
Watch and jewelry music boxes made by the traditional artisans of
Sorrento, inlaid wood game tables and tea carts.
The origin of sorrentine marquetry dates back to the VI and VII centuries
with the benedectine monks. Although in the XVI century several master
carpenters from Sorrento were already executing the inlaid of wood
in choir stalls for neapolitan churches and furniture for the nobles'
palaces, a real cabinet-making industry has only grown since the beginning
of the 1800s. The promotor of the upsurge of marquetry as an industry
was a sorrentine cabinet-maker called Antonio Damora. The production
started with inlaid wood game tables, tea carts.
Craftsmen began to represent landscapes, so enriching the artistic
content. In a brief period a long line of master artisans was formed
creating the basis for the development of an art which has given Sorrento
world fame and the status of Italian typical products as jewelry
and watch music boxes, and wich represents today one of the mainstays of
the local economy.
Sorrento inlaid wood works as jewelry and watch music boxes, game
tables and tea carts.
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