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boiserie Line breaks: bois|erie
Pronunciation: /ˈbwaz(ə)ri/

Definition of boiserie in English:


[mass noun]
Wooden panelling.
Example sentences
  • In addition to the suite of furniture, the gallery contains important paintings by French artists along with a set of eight panels of boiserie.
  • Moyer learned that on the sections of these pieces with recessed carved leaf decoration, the method used was oil gilding, which was usually reserved for gilding boiserie.
  • The objects he purchased included a Henri II boiserie, an iron gate from the Chateau de Versailles, and Italian Renaissance furniture.


Mid 19th century: French.

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