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contre-partie

[French kawntruh-par-tee] /French kɔ̃trə parˈti/
noun, Furniture.
1.
(in buhlwork) an inlay composed of a design in tortoise shell on a background of brass.
Also called counterboulle.
Compare première partie.
Origin of contre-partie
< French: counterpart
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  • That in which the groundwork is brass and the design inlaid is of tortoiseshell, is called counter-boule or contre-partie.

    Chats on Old Furniture Arthur Hayden

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