Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Today's WORD-A-DAY: BOULLE
BOULLE is a type of decorative inlay named after 17th century French cabinet maker, Andre-Charles Boulle. Classical Boulle marquetry most often used a tortoiseshell base topped with intricate, swirling chased brass inlays. Other materials, such as pewter, ivory or mother of pearl, were also used.