contre-partie

[ French kawntruh-par-tee ]
/ French kɔ̃trə parˈti /
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noun Furniture.

(in buhlwork) an inlay composed of a design in tortoise shell on a background of brass.

Origin of contre-partie

< French: counterpart
Also called counterboulle.
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Examples from the Web for contre-partie

  • That in which the groundwork is brass and the design inlaid is of tortoiseshell, is called counter-boule or contre-partie.