[ French kawntruh-par-tee ]
/ French kɔ̃trə parˈti /
(in buhlwork) an inlay composed of a design in tortoise shell on a background of brass.
Also called counterboulle.
Compare première partie.
Origin of contre-partie
< French: counterpart
Words nearby contre-partie
contravallation, contravene, contravention, contrayerva, contre-jour, contre-partie, contrecoup, contrecoup injury of brain, contredanse, contretemps, contrib.
Example sentences from the Web for contre-partie
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