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Incised
A shallow, often plainly geometric carving.
Inlay
Form of decoration that involves cutting small pieces of ivory, precious metals, mother-of-pearl, or wood which are then fitted into carved-out recesses of the same shape on a contrasting base material to create a picture or geometric design.
Intaglio
Incised or sunken decoration.
Intarsia
Elaborate pictorial marquetry or inlaid paneling, used in Renaissance Italy and also 16th-century Germany.
Inverted Dome Chandelier
A glass or stone dish that is open at the top and suspended from a stem or chains, providing semi-indirect light. Inverted Dome Chandeliers sometimes incorporate projecting, candle-bearing arms.
Iron
A chemical element (symbol Fe). Iron is a magnetic metal, silvery gray in color when fresh but oxidizes rapidly to a deep brownish red. Very soft when absolutely pure, iron gains in strength and hardness when it is alloyed with other elements, notably carbon, chromium, and nickel. Carbon and iron combine to form steel. The main alloys of iron used in the decorative arts are cast iron, a very strong, although brittle, alloy that is easily melted and poured and wrought iron, which is very ductile and easily hot worked.