The gloss black set of Amadeus had this medallion of faux marquetry at center stage.  Every area of inlay was masked off and carefully grained to mimic the style of wood that might have been used.  A lot of research into real marquetry applications was essential to deciding how best to replicate them for stage.
Geva Theatre Mainstage 2010
Set design: Bill Clarke
Lighting design: Kendall Smith