Definitions for "Boulle"
an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
Style of marquetry using tortoise shell and brass inlay perfected by Andre-Charles Boulle, Louis XIVs cabinetmaker.
Andre-Charles Boulle (1642-1732). Most recognized French furniture maker and designer of the Louis XIV period. His designs were known for their massive size, brass and tortoiseshell ornament, and costly extravagance.