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Paris, 1669 - 1743 AC

 

 

 

 

Boulle Furniture

Boulle Marquetry

 

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boulle console pic from www.metmuseum.org

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Boulle Furniture  

boulle commode pic from bp3.blogger.com

Info source:dianamuse.blogspot.com

 

Andre Charles Boulle was cabinet-maker to King Louis XIV and was one of the greatest of the ebinestes (workers in ebony), inlaying ebony wood with tortoise shell, brass and other metals until the whole resembled a brilliant mosaic. He further decorated his work with chiseled mounts of ormolu and bronze, carved and gilt ornaments. Marble and granite were used for table and console tops, and fine tapestries for upholstering; all combining to create a style in perfect harmony with the pomp and glittering splendor of the baroque Louis XIV age. Info source :www.furniturestyles.net

       
Boulle Marquetry  

boulle console pic from www.boullevortal.com

image source: www.boullevortal.com

 
The cabinet-maker André Charles Boulle, who was responsible for this wardrobe and quantities of furniture for Versailles, developed a form of marquetry worked with brass, aptly called boulle marquetry, as shown on this piece. He used gilt bronze mounts, known as ormolu, on the corners of his pieces to protect the marquetry. This technique became the mark of later Rococo furniture. Info source: www.theatre.ubc.ca
       

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boulle egyptian pic from www.wallacecollection.org

image source: www.wallacecollection.org

 

 

classical baroque interior pic from www.theatre.ubc.caimage source: www.theatre.ubc.ca

 boulle armoire pic from www.theatre.ubc.caimage source: www.theatre.ubc.ca

 

boulle - louis XIV cabinet pic from www.artnet.comimage source: www.artnet.com

boulle furniture pic from http://www.museumnetworkuk.org/materials/galleries/boulle.htmlimage source: www.stiebel.com

boulle console pic from www.furniturestyles.netimage source:www.furniturestyles.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
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more about Baroque period: iDesign/ Keystones / Palaces and Cabinets

more about Louis XIV style: iDesign/ Styles / Louis XIV

more about Boulle furniture: www.furniturestyles.net

more about french styles: www.theatre.ubc.ca

french styles furniture seller : miamiantique.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
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