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  • When they got the Kips Bay bedroom, they commissioned my metallic "boiserie" for two whole walls, plus a radiator cover.

    Interior Design Industry News

  • The arcades allow you to partake in the same activities as visitors on the Grand Tour did centuries ago — like them, you are meant to admire the chandeliers and the boiserie, stop for a snack, and even, despite these perilous economic times, maybe purchase a little something.

    Paris Under Glass

  • Princess Gloria, her mother, Beatrix, Countess von Schönburg-Glauchau, and I ate dinner in the new stainless-steel kitchen — not the big family dining room with assorted Wittelsbachs and Fürstenbergs staring down from the boiserie.

    The Conversion of Gloria TNT

  • I was way in the background, hugging the silk of the walls, looking past a sea of fancy shoulders against the gray-green boiserie.

    THE DIAMOND

  • The downstairs was all carved panelled walls, paint-ed boiserie, ornate marble mantels upon which rested eighteenth-century French bronzes, ormolu-mounted Chi-nese porcelain, among other priceless knick-knacks.

    The White Ninja

  • The table beneath it was arranged like an altar, and the Ikon was let in to the carved boiserie of the wall.

    The Price of Things

  • The door was opened at once, and she was taken through the quaint square hall into the master's own sitting-room, a richly sombre place of oak boiserie and old crimson silk.

    The Price of Things

  • … M. Cassage poussa doucement une double porte matelassée, et frappa deux fois contre la boiserie.

    Le Petit Chose (part 1) Histoire d'un Enfant

  • XV-style chairs, bouillette lamps, boiserie panels, Sultanabad carpets, velvet-and-damask-covered love seats, a mahogany octagonal table for the octagonal dining room, the pair of silver gilt candelabras on the white marble mantel above one of the seven fireplaces.

    All Stories | The New York Observer

  • Hubert de Givenchy praised the four-year restoration of the store, from digging out a Roman well and skulls in the cellars to re-gilding the upstairs boiserie.

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  • * Function: noun

    * Etymology: French, from bois wood, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busk forest

    * Date: 1832

    : a panel or paneling of carved wood

    September 1, 2009