- enameled or lacquered metalware, usually with gilt decoration, often used, especially in the 18th century, for trays, lampshades, etc.
Origin of tole1
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Contemporary Examples of toles
Toles has an extreme style that by its nature does not lend itself to great caricature.The Man Without a Face
October 27, 2008
- enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century
Word Origin for tole
Word Origin and History for toles
"ornamented and painted sheet iron," 1946, from French tôle "sheet iron," from dialectal taule "table," from Latin tabula "a flat board" (see table (n.)).