Brass, tortoiseshell, or other material cut to make a pattern and used for inlaying furniture: [as modifier]: boulle cabinets
More example sentences
- There is also an impossible fruit salad of different materials: giltwood combined with boulle combined with ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell.
- On June 14, for example, it has organized a one-day conference on marquetry and boulle.
early 19th century: from French boule, from the name of André Charles Boulle (1642–1732), French cabinetmaker. The variant buhl is apparently a modern Germanized spelling.
Definition of boulle in:
- The US English dictionary