American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An elaborate inlay of tortoiseshell, ivory, and metal, used especially in decorating furniture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A style of inlaid decoration in cabinet-work practised by Boule, a celebrated designer under Louis XIV.; also, the articles so decorated. Buhl is of wood richly inlaid with a kind of mosaic, composed especially of tortoise-shell and line- or figure-work in metal, both gold-colored and white.
- n. woodworking A particularly decorative piece of brass or other material, used as inlay in furniture or other works.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc.
- n. an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
- A pronunciation spelling of Boulle, a French woodcarver. (Wiktionary)
- After André Charles Boulle or Buhl (1642-1732), French woodcarver. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The inlaid plates of brass and rosewood, called buhl work, which ornament our furniture, are, in some instances, formed by punching; but in this case, both the parts cut out, and those which remain, are in many cases employed.”
“Well, since they are calling for his impeachment I would argue that they ARE in fact alleging that he commited high crimes and/or misdemeanors: li ⋅ bel /ˈlaɪbəl/Show Spelled Pronunciation [lahy-buhl] Show IPA noun, verb, - beled, - bel ⋅ ing or (especially British) - belled, - bel ⋅ ling.”
“Through it all there is a feeling of stage properties, a smell of hair-oil, an aspect of buhl, a remembrance of tailors, and that pricking of the conscience which must be the general accompaniment of paste diamonds.”
“He looked up from a small, ornate escritoire of buhl, which Ellsworth had found somewhere, and where he was quietly tabulating a list of his resources and liabilities.”
“The hangings, wall-paper, and floor coverings were to harmonize — not match — and the piano and music-cabinet for the parlor, as well as the etagere, cabinets, and pedestals for the reception-rooms, were to be of buhl or marquetry, if Frank cared to stand the expense.”
“Adam Davis was present and secured the secretaire of buhl which the elder Cowperwood prized so highly.”
“Soames had gripped the back of a buhl chair; young Mont was behind that “awfully amusing” screen, which no one as yet had been able to explain to her.”
“On my right hand and on my left, as I stood inside the door, were chiffoniers and little stands in buhl and marquetterie, loaded with figures in”
“The first objects of furniture in the room which attracted her attention were an old bureau of carved oak, and a heavy buhl table with a cabinet attached.”
“She left it, and paused to trim the wick of the candle before she tried the buhl cabinet next.”
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