a chef d'oeuvre

a chef d'oeuvre

  (formal)
an artist's or writer's best piece of work The Decameron is widely regarded as Boccaccio's chef d'oeuvre.
See also: chef
References in classic literature ?
Yes, a chef d'oeuvre of the great Florentine sculptor, Benvenuto Cellini," replied Athos.
A chef d'oeuvre of that kind of quiet evolution of character through circumstance, introduced into English literature by Miss Austen, and carried to perfection in France by George Sand (who is more to the point, because, like Mrs.