These four Boulle style marquetry boxes are the result of a very enjoyable and challenging years wood working. I always like a challenge and having dabbled with various methods and styles of marquetry on previous projects I decided to have a go at Boulle style marquetry. The essence of Boulle marquetry is the use of brass, pewter (tin), ebony and tortoise shell as the veneers, rather than different coloured woods. With the metal elements then engraved to add extra detail to the design, you have a style that will for ever be attributed to Andre Charles Boulle, 'Ebeniste du Roi' to Louis XIV.
The pictures of the four different tops are taken before the metal was engraved and the tops finished. You can see details of the completed boxes in my projects - http://lumberjocks.com/madburg/projects
Also for more on my journey in learning the intricacies of Boulle style marquetry see my Boulle Marquetry
blogs starting with http://lumberjocks.com/madburg/blog/104298
Thanks for looking.