Hudson River Inlay Collectibles | Marquetry (Wood Inlay) Pictures
We have been receiving many enquiries from folks who would like to know what their older Hudson River Inlay Marquetry or Wood Inlay artwork is currently worth.
This is referred to as the “secondary market” (previously purchased) and we at Barouke are not in the secondary market business at this time. However, we do notice that there is a lot of activity on EBay for these collectibles.
Jeff Nelson of Hudson River Inlay (New York) has been crafting marquetry pictures and mirrors since the 1970s. In the 1980s he began adding wood inlay or marquetry to accent furniture–console tables, coffe tables, end tables, musical instruments and larger surfaces including flooring and furniture. Owing to the recent downturn in the economy, and the economics of size, he has retired the smaller marquetry artwork (6″x 9″ and 9″ x 12″ pictures) to concentrate on making larger pieces.
Certain small marquetry pictures may still be available (9″ x 12″) at certain larger craft galleries –www.barouke.com. As far as we are aware, the approximate original retail price of the 6″ x 9″s was $50.00 and up (no new ones available) and 9″ x 12″s $80.00 and up (2008-2009) when available. Authentic Hudson River Inlay Pictures are almost always signed “J. Nelson” (Jeffery Allan Nelson). There will also most likely be a legend on the back of these pieces listing the wood species, the country of origin for each wood, the location of each species in the picture ande also the name and product number specific to each piece.
For customers who recently requested information on the ‘Wood Driver’ picture – this was produced mid 1980s to the 1990s | ‘Flying Duck’ - was produced mid 1980s to 1990s .
We might be discussing Hudson River artwork in more detail later on depending on your feedback.