cuir ciselé

cuir ci·​se·​lé | \¦kwirˌsēz(ə)¦lā, -ˌsiz-\
plural cuir ciselés

Definition of cuir ciselé 

: an ancient style of decoration made on leather book covers by outlining with a knife and stippling the uncut background also : an object so decorated

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History and Etymology for cuir ciselé

French, literally, chiseled leather

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