What is the meaning of the furniture term Cutwork?

Cutwork refers to decorative patterns or designs that are created by cutting out or carving sections of wood, metal, or other materials. Cutwork can involve intricate and often delicate motifs, such as lace-like patterns, fretwork, or latticework. This technique is commonly used in cabinetry, screens, room dividers, and decorative panels, adding visual interest and texture to furniture pieces.
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