Buying art is easier when it is right in front of you.  Marquetry, while no different, is even more difficult to judge in a Photo.  The grain and textures of the woods that are so carefully chosen is just not available to view unless you are there.  For this reason and many others, the Chapter does not sell except in person.  But, we have several pictures for viewing so that you may see the pricing.  But then again, this is not to say a picture of the same size will be even close to the same price.

  The above unfinished picture of two young girls is titled "Secrets'" because that is what they were sharing.  This will be a 4 or 5 month project as you can well imagine from the few details you can see in their kimonos.

 

The flowers shown above cost about $40 each and are about 9 inches by 9 inches. The 'girl's face' above cost about $350.  It is about 12 inches by 12 inches.

 

Some artists create to a set size, while others let the wood veneer dictate the final picture's size. 

 

Commissions are seldom taken for a specific piece of art.  A picture seen before has already used the wood necessary to re-create it.  Therefore the wood maybe close but never a perfect match.  The wood may fool the artist and not finish the way anyone wanted.  Last the picture could fail in the press during gluing and never be finished.                                                     All in all, there are too many variables that can go wrong to duplicate a Marquetry picture.