duchesse brisée

[French dy-shes bree-zey]

Origin of duchesse brisée

1935–40; < French: folding duchesse

duchesse

[French dy-shes]
noun, plural du·chesses [French dy-shes] /French düˈʃɛs/. French Furniture.
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for duchesse brisee

duchesse

noun
  1. Australian and NZ a dressing table or chest of drawers with a mirror
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