[ French kawntruh-par-tee ]
/ French kɔ̃trə parˈti /

noun Furniture.

(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

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