Meaning of contre-partie

con•tre-par•tie

Pronunciation: (Fr. kôntr-par-tē'), [key]
— n. Furniture.
  1. (in buhlwork) an inlay composed of a design in tortoise shell on a background of brass. Also calledCf. première partie.
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