David: What form of veneering is named after a sea creature?
(a) Oyster shell
(b) Clam parquetry
(c) Coral work
Answer: (a) Oyster shell
Oyster veneer, first popularized in 17th century Holland, is an arrangement of pieces of wood that resemble oyster shells. These pieces were sliced from tree limbs, particularly laburnum or walnut, whose growth rings formed distinctive concentric rings.