André-Charles Boulle


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(1642–1732) French cabinet-maker,

one of a number of skilled craftsmen maintained in the Louvre Palace by Louis XIV to design for the court. Boulle created a distinctive marquetry of tortoiseshell and gilded brass, to which he gave his name.


Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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