buhl

buhl

[bool]
noun (often initial capital letter)
elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
Also, boule, boulle.
Also called buhlwork [bool-wurk] , boulework, boullework.


Origin:
1815–25; from Germanized form of French boulle or boule, named after A. C. Boulle or Boule (1642–1732), French cabinetmaker

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boulle, boule or buhl (buːl)
 
adj
1.  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
2.  Also called: boullework something ornamented with such marquetry
 
[C18: named after André Charles Boulle (1642--1732), French cabinet-maker]
 
boule, boule or buhl
 
adj
 
n
 
[C18: named after André Charles Boulle (1642--1732), French cabinet-maker]
 
buhl, boule or buhl
 
adj
 
n
 
[C18: named after André Charles Boulle (1642--1732), French cabinet-maker]

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

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