Buhlwork
Buhl Buhl, Buhlwork Buhl"work, n. [From A. Ch. Boule, a French carver in wood.] Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc. [Written also {boule}, {boulework}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Boule — Boule, Boulework Boule work , n. Same as {Buhl}, {Buhlwork}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boule — Buhl Buhl, Buhlwork Buhl work, n. [From A. Ch. Boule, a French carver in wood.] Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc. [Written also {boule}, {boulework}.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boulework — Boule Boule, Boulework Boule work , n. Same as {Buhl}, {Buhlwork}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boulework — Buhl Buhl, Buhlwork Buhl work, n. [From A. Ch. Boule, a French carver in wood.] Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc. [Written also {boule}, {boulework}.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buhl — Buhl, Buhlwork Buhl work, n. [From A. Ch. Boule, a French carver in wood.] Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc. [Written also {boule}, {boulework}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buhl — /boohl/, n. (often cap.) elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc. Also, boule, boulle. Also called buhlwork /boohl werrk /, boulework, boullework. [1815 25; from Germanized form of F boulle or boule, named after A. C.… …   Universalium

  • contre-partie — Fr. /kawonntrddeu pannrdd tee /, n. Furniture. (in buhlwork) an inlay composed of a design in tortoise shell on a background of brass. Also called counterboulle. Cf. première partie. [ < F: counterpart] * * * …   Universalium

  • Boulle, André-Charles — (1642 1732)    cabinetmaker    André Boulle, who was born in Paris, developed as a furniture maker what would come to be known as the Buhl style of furniture inlay. In his early career, he worked for charles le brun and gained the patronage of… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • buhl — /bul/ (say boohl) noun elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc. Also, buhlwork /ˈbulwɜk/ (say boohlwerk). {apparently German spelling of French boulle or boule, named after AC Boulle or Boule, 1642–1732, French cabinet… …   Australian English dictionary

  • contre-partie — Fr. /kawonntrddeu pannrdd tee /, n. Furniture. (in buhlwork) an inlay composed of a design in tortoise shell on a background of brass. Also called counterboulle. Cf. première partie. [ < F: counterpart] …   Useful english dictionary

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