A passion, since 1897...
Handed down from father to son...
That is realized in our works of Art
The art of handmade indaid wood work is an old and noble italian tradition typical of the Sorrento area,
and can only be performed by skylled and highly trained artisians whose craft is handled down from
generation to generation for over 500 years;
With Augusto it’s the third generation and with his son Luca the fourth generation of Tramontano’s
to be engaged in this profession.
Wood inlaid in an ancient and most difficult art, it is actually a decorative composition obtained by cutting,
inserting and putting together different colored pieces of wood to create design that is usually level with the surface.
To produce the inlaid design the artisian first creates, from the veneer, wood sheets no ticker
than 6 millimeters each using different kinds of wood to realize the different colors of the final design.
Then each, piece is cut by hand with a knife. The pieces are then put into some hot sand for a few seconds
to get the nuances of color.
Finally the inlaid pieces are combined to create the composition of the desired pictures.
The inlaid are all produced by hand according to traditional methods some at remarkable levels of skill
reached by craftsmen.
Each particular work is a unique piece and its value is proportional to the quality level obtained.
The quality levels are measured by many important factors:
refinement of design, choice of woods, delicacy of the hand work
and the perfect execution of final stages of glugging,dressing and refinements.
Our workshop prides inlet in the consistent achievement of the finest quality is every aspect of its production.
All the articles in the show room are guaranteed and signed by Augusto and Luca.
The music box to which the inlaid pieces are applied is itself a work of art.
Much of the production is still performed by
the Italian craftsmen in the old fashioned way by hand.
Each box is meticulously honed and varnished, the inside all lined with plush velvet.
The entire box is covered with a high grade protective coating to insure its everlasting collectability.
Finally, a beautiful and appropriate tune is selected and inserted into each box
to play upon the opening of the lid.
The sound of these musical works will greatly enhance your enjoyment of this music box!