Boulle, André-Charles

   André Boulle, who was born in Paris, developed as a furniture maker what would come to be known as the Buhl style of furniture inlay. In his early career, he worked for charles le brun and gained the patronage of jean-baptiste colbert. After 1672, he was one of the most important furniture makers to the king and members of the royal court. He developed an ornate baroque style, influenced by jean berain (the Mazarin cabinet), in a monumental and geometric form. While he did not invent, nor was he the sole producer of furniture in ebony and other precious woods encrusted with highly colored inlay shaped to depict landscapes, flowing draperies, and geometric arabesques, richly overlaid with designs in pewter, copper, and brass, Boulle has given his name to this type of furnishings (cabinets, chests, desks, clocks, and parquet floors). His four sons imitated and continued his work. The vogue for Buhlwork, as it is called, during the second empire is the result of a large number of reproductions that were made. In 1891, the name École Boulle was given to a municipal school in Paris, which would become an institute dedicated to producing technicians and artists.

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  • Boulle, André-Charles — or André Charles Boule born Nov. 11, 1642, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 29, 1732, Paris French cabinetmaker. After studying drawing, painting, and sculpture, he achieved fame as the most skillful furniture designer in Paris. In 1672 Louis XIV appointed… …   Universalium

  • Boulle, André-Charles — o André Charles Boule (11 nov. 1642, París, Francia–29 feb. 1732, París). Ebanista francés. Luego de estudiar dibujo, pintura y escultura, alcanzó fama como el diseñador de mobiliario más talentoso de París. En 1672, Luis XIV lo nombró ebanista… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Boulle, André-Charles — SUBJECT AREA: Domestic appliances and interiors [br] b. 11 November 1642 Paris, France d. 29 February 1732 Paris, France [br] French cabinet maker noted for his elaborate designs and high quality technique in marquetry using brass and… …   Biographical history of technology

  • André Charles Boulle — (11 November 1642 – 28 February 1732) was the French cabinetmaker who is generally considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry, even the most remarkable of all French cabinetmakers. [1] His fame in marquetry led to his name… …   Wikipedia

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  • André-Charles Boulle — (* 11. November 1642 in Paris; † 29. Februar 1732 ebenda) war ein französischer Möbeltischler. André Charles Boulle wurde als Kind holländischer Emigranten geboren. Der Vater Jean Bolt (französisiert: Jean Boule) zog 1610 aus dem deutschen Teil… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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