I KNOW I have pix in my files of gems used as inlay......
(I'm at the library, no-longer having net access at home)
The jewels were no doubt set in the same as Ivory etc.
I own a very old Mid East Palace chair.
Covered in mother-of-pearl, edged with flat silver wire, inlay.
The inlay is set in with melted rosin, as is claear from all the
places the m-o-p has fallen out.
The stones would be Cabs.(raw/rounded and oval etc)
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> Question ... I know I've seen period examples of precious materials
> such as ivory, and mother of pearl, being inlayed into
> However ... are there examples of gems and precious stones being
> (Oh, and a related question would be: Would these be faceted ones?
> Or Cabochons (raw/round)?)
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