Tortoiseshell

Tortoiseshell is a naturally occurring material produced from the shells of large tortoises and turtles, which has a beautiful mottled appearance when crafted. It is one of the materials used in the distinctive Boulle marquetry technique.

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Style
  1. Boulle 9
  2. Louis XV 5
  3. Napoleon III 4
  4. Louis XIV 3
  5. Rococo 2
  6. Animal / Animalier 1
  7. Equestrian / Horses 1
  8. Militaria / Military 1
  9. Victorian 1
Material
  1. Tortoiseshell 13
  2. Ormolu (Gilt Bronze) 11
  3. Brass 8
  4. Ebonised Wood 7
  5. Enamel 3
  6. Marble 3
  7. Marquetry 3
  8. Glass 2
  9. Wood 2
  10. Patinated Bronze 1
Colour
  1. Gold 12
  2. Black 8
  3. Red 8
  4. Brown 6
  5. White 2
  6. Clear 1
  7. Multi-coloured 1
  8. Silver 1
  9. Yellow 1
Country Of Origin
  1. French 12
  2. English 1
Period
  1. 19th Century 8
  2. Late 19th Century 4
  3. 18th Century and Earlier 1
Artist / Maker
  1. Boulle, André-Charles 4
  2. Brezagez, Pierre 1
  3. Coustou, Guillaume 1
  4. Druce & Co 1
  5. Gleizes 1
  6. Gros, Jean-Louis-Benjamin 1
  7. Marchand, Nicolas Jean 1