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Sheraton

[sher-uh-tn] /ˈʃɛr ə tn/
noun
1.
Thomas, 1751–1806, English cabinetmaker and furniture designer.
adjective
2.
of the style of furniture designed by Sheraton.
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  • I shall squander every penny on things Chippendale and Sheraton and Hepplewhite.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • The Sheraton furniture and the chintzes suited the style of her beauty.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • Then came the popularity of the designs of the Adam Brothers and Sheraton.

    Chats on Household Curios Fred W. Burgess
  • Also, I want someone who can tell a Sheraton piece from Empire.

    Polly's Business Venture

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Here, miss, she said; you know the Sheraton chiffonier in the drawing-room?

  • Many of his pieces bear a close resemblance to those of Sheraton.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • The carved design is adapted from some well-known patterns by Sheraton.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • In regard to Sheraton's design books there are similar differences.

British Dictionary definitions for Sheraton

Sheraton1

/ˈʃɛrətən/
noun
1.
Thomas. 1751–1806, English furniture maker, author of the influential Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book (1791)

Sheraton2

/ˈʃɛrətən/
adjective
1.
denoting furniture made by or in the style of Thomas Sheraton
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Word Origin and History for Sheraton

severe style of late 18c. English furniture, 1883, from name of cabinetmaker Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806). The family name is from a place in Durham, late Old English Scurufatun (c.1040), probably "farmstead of a man called Skurfa" (an old Scandinavian personal name). The hotel chain dates from 1937 and has no obvious direct connection.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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