(in buhlwork) an inlay composed of a design in tortoise shell on a background of brass.
- Also called counterboulle.
- Compare première partie.
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How to use contre-partie in a sentence
That in which the groundwork is brass and the design inlaid is of tortoiseshell, is called counter-boule or contre-partie.Chats on Old Furniture | Arthur Hayden