Monday, August 16, 2010

MEANINGful Monday: Boiserie

Boiserie:
A French term used to define ornately carved wood room panelling used on walls, doors, shelves, and mural or mirror frames. Boiseries were fashionable in 17th and 18th century France. Examples may be painted, unpainted or partially gilded. {L'Hotel Gaulin, circa 1785}

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