A fabulous visit to Manhattan resonates with me now. Seeing the MET's show of the Art of Pietre Dure one of the highlights of my life.
Here's a link to the Royal Court page
Slowly and surely the textile elements for a pietre dure design form
into a modern composition with a Renaissance look. I adore going to the
Opificio delle Pietre Dure on via Alfani in Florence, a beautiful resource for this artwork and the library wall of stones upstairs a veritable treasure of exquisite colours.