[French dy-shes bree-zey]
- See under duchesse.
Origin of duchesse brisée
1935–40; < French: folding duchesse
- a daybed having a rounded, partially enclosed head and usually a similar foot, sometimes made in two or three pieces able to be used separately (duchesse brisée).
Origin of duchesse
From French, dating back to 1785–95; see origin at duchess
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- Australian and NZ a dressing table or chest of drawers with a mirror