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[French kar-tawn-pyer]
  1. papier-mâché decorated in imitation of wood, stone, or metal, and chiefly used for ornamental statuary or decorative motifs.
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Origin of carton-pierre

1840–50; < French: stone cardboard
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Examples from the Web for carton-pierre

Historical Examples of carton-pierre

  • Cortot was commissioned with this work, and set up a model in carton-pierre.

    Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.2/3, 1836-1840

    Duchesse De Dino

  • The room was a small one, hung with blue satin bordered with wreaths in carton-pierre.


    Armando Palacio Valds