boulle


boulle

boulle [bool] Examples noun (often initial capital letter) Furniture.

  1. buhl.

Also called boulle·work [bool-wurk] /ˈbulˌwɜrk/. buhl or boule, boulle [bool] noun (often initial capital letter)

  1. elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.

Origin of buhl 1815–25; from Germanized form of French boulle or boule, named after A. C. Boulle or Boule (1642–1732), French cabinetmakerAlso called buhl·work [bool-wurk] /ˈbulˌwɜrk/, boulework, boullework. Examples from the Web for boulle Historical Examples of boulle

  • With this work the name of Boulle is indissolubly associated.

    Intarsia and Marquetry

    F. Hamilton Jackson

  • Buhl, or Boulle, is inlaid work with tortoise-shell or metals in arabesques or cartouches.

    The Old Furniture Book

    N. Hudson Moore

  • Boulle was given an apartment in the Louvre and for his great master the celebrated bniste composed his choicest work.

    The Old Furniture Book

    N. Hudson Moore

  • When there are only two slices of material the technical term for them is Boulle and Counter.

    Intarsia and Marquetry

    F. Hamilton Jackson

  • Collecting was to Boulle a mania of which, says his friend, it was impossible to cure him.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for boulle boulle boule or buhl adjective

    1. 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

    1. Also called: boullework something ornamented with such marquetry

    Word Origin for boulle C18: named after André Charles Boulle (1642–1732), French cabinet-maker buhl adjective, noun

    1. the usual US spelling of boulle

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