An elaborate inlay of tortoiseshell, ivory, and metal, used especially in decorating furniture.
Origin of buhlAfter André Charles Boulle, or , Buhl, (1642–1732), French woodcarver.
buhl marquetry pedestal cabinet attributed to Adam Weisweiler (1744–1820)
(usually uncountable, plural buhls)
- (woodworking) A particularly decorative piece of brass or other material, used as inlay in furniture or other works.
A pronunciation spelling of Boulle, a French woodcarver.