Materials & Techniques

Boulle

Marquetry comprised of brass and tortoise shell, applied to furniture especially in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The term derives from the name of the artist André-Charles Boulle and his sons, whose work was imitated widely

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Getty Vocabulary, AAT (marquetry (surface covering process and technique): AAT: 300053854)

Web Resources

Boulle Marquetry
Watch a video from the Victoria and Albert Museum demonstrating this technique.