Definition of boiserie in English:

boiserie

noun

  • [mass noun] Wooden panelling.

    • ‘In addition to the suite of furniture, the gallery contains important paintings by French artists along with a set of eight panels of boiserie.’
    • ‘Jason gives a detailed account of the creation of the boiserie for an early eighteenth-century Parisian mansion and its recent restoration and installation in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.’
    • ‘The objects he purchased included a Henri II boiserie, an iron gate from the Chateau de Versailles, and Italian Renaissance furniture.’
    • ‘Panels of carved boiserie with original oval paintings were salvaged from a French chateau and reassembled in a Texas house.’
    • ‘While her earlier houses were twentieth-century pastiches of the Louis XVI style, here she had authentic eighteenth-century French boiserie installed in the drawing and dining rooms.’
    • ‘Polidori lovingly recalls such fittings among the stock of the skylit Atelier Feau, whose inventory includes a painted boiserie portraying the muses of poetry and music.’
    • ‘Moyer learned that on the sections of these pieces with recessed carved leaf decoration, the method used was oil gilding, which was usually reserved for gilding boiserie.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: French.

Pronunciation

boiserie

/ˈbwaz(ə)ri/