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boulle

 (bo͞ol)
n.
Variant of buhl.
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boulle

(buːl) ,

boule

or

buhl

adj
(Antiques) 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
n
(Antiques) Also called: boullework something ornamented with such marquetry
[C18: named after André Charles Boulle (1642–1732), French cabinet-maker]
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boulle - an inlaid furniture decorationboulle - an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
embellishment - a superfluous ornament
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