Boulle



buhl.
elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
Historical Examples

Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson
The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various
The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
British Manufacturing Industries L. Arnoux
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various
British Manufacturing Industries L. Arnoux
Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson
Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac

adjective
denoting or relating to a type of marquetry of patterned inlays of brass and tortoiseshell, occasionally with other metals such as pewter, much used on French furniture from the 17th century
noun
Also called boullework. something ornamented with such marquetry
adjective, noun
the usual US spelling of boulle

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