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buhl

or boulle  (bo͞ol)
n.
An elaborate inlay of tortoiseshell, ivory, and metal, used especially in decorating furniture.

[After André Charles Boulle or , Buhl (1642-1732), French woodcarver.]

buhl

(buːl)
adj, n
(Antiques) the usual US spelling of boulle

boulle

or buhl

(bul)

n.
(sometimes cap.) elaborate inlaid work of tortoiseshell and brass or other metal on wood. Also called boulle•work (ˈbulˌwɜrk)
[1870–75; < French, after A. C. Boul(l)e (1642–1732), French cabinetmaker]

Buhl

(or Boule or Boulle) A style developed by the French cabinetmaker André C Boulle (1642–1732) using inlays of metal and tortoiseshell.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Buhl - an inlaid furniture decorationbuhl - an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
embellishment - a superfluous ornament