Materials & Techniques


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.