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September's update brings you a new selection of Buchschmid and Gretaux wood inlay pieces, some of which you (and we) have not seen before. These three are amazingly new to us and are not in our standard listing.

Our September update brings you some new items of Buchschmid and Gretaux wood inlay work you may not have seen before.

The three pieces here are owned by Bill Staltzer from Kansas, USA.

Bill acquired these pieces when he was stationed with the American forces in Germany in the sixties.

The labels which usually adorn the back of each piece have become lost over time and moving house, so the official titles for these pictures have also gone with the winds as well.

They all have the BG logo, so they appear to be genuine works.

The titles Bill and we have given them are only holding titles, so if any of you out there do actually know of the true titles for these pictures, would you put us out of our collective misery and let us know what we should really be calling each of these please?

The picture of the Old Lady seems to us rather unusual in the B & G pantheon.

Only the Christ Head is the other example of a wood inlay portrait we have noted in the Buchschmid and Gretaux stable of designs.

It is a shame that dear old Otto Chlup is no longer with us. His knowledge of all things Buchschmid and Gretaux was truly second to none. He was, after all, the third arm of the B & G triumvirate.

Otto would have been able to provide the answers to our questions in an instant, such was his knowledge. But these days we have to refer to our data base of B & G and the information you, our web visitors, very kindly provide us with.

One of these days we will compile a full reference work of the Buchschmid and Gretaux Wood Inlay Company if the market views it as a worthwhile project.

We appreciate that these B & G pages of ours are somewhat haphazard. This is because we add to it as pictures and information comes in. But as we say, one day we will compile it into a reference work when we feel we have all of the B & G art works residing in our database.


Chimney Sweep
"Chimney Sweep"
by B & G

(Photo courtesy of  Bill Staltzer)

Jig Dancers
"Dancing a Jig"
by B & G

(Photo courtesy of  Bill Staltzer)


Old Lady
"Old Lady"
by B & G

(Photo courtesy of  Bill Staltzer)

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Information on the valuation of Wood Inlay or Marquetry pieces

Please note that we (The Marquetry Society) are unable to give market reference valuations on any marquetry, or wood inlay works, or pieces of any kind.

Any such value information as we do give on this web site has been derived from references to published information made available by the appropriate auction houses.

If you wish to obtain an accurate valuation for your wood inlay or marquetry piece/s, we would recommend you approach a relevant auction house for an up to date and accurate current valuation assessment.

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