Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A type of sofa borrowed by the English designer Hepplewhite from the French. It is composed of two arm-chairs placed face to face with a stool connecting them, all three being framed together.
“He imagined, for a moment, that the proposition of the duchesse was a snare; that perhaps some one was waiting at the door; and that she, whose secret had just been sold to”
“He imagined, for a moment, that the proposition of the duchesse was a snare; that perhaps some one was waiting at the door; and that she whose secret had just been sold to”
“Now, listen to me, you little mischief," said the chevalier, sitting down on a huge sofa, formerly called a duchesse, which Madame Lardot had been at some pains to find for him.”
“A golden tube of sunlight shone through some opening in the Venetian blinds, and it shone on the brown hair that lay about her head on the pillow, and she looked steadily into the room at the 'duchesse' toilet-table, the coloured ware of the washstand, and the two photogravures in oak frames, 'The Meeting' and 'The Parting,' that hung upon the wall.”
“a soft radiance at the touch of a button; the "duchesse" and "marquise" chairs, with upholstery matching the walls; the huge leather”
“Meant to recall feminine mid-century couture, the duchesse silk florals were created using warp printing—a weaving style developed in Lyon in the early 19th century wherein the print is integrated into the weaving process, creating a blurred effect.”
“This lit à la duchesse will return to slumber in storage.”
“The bed, known as a "lit à la duchesse," is also extremely rare.”
“For something a little dressier, Kors sent out dresses made of feathers hand-painted like leopard skin, and a tiger-print duchesse trench coat.”
“It comes with mustard spaetzle, caramelized fennel, onions and duchesse prune glaze and pairs wells with a number of featured German and Belgian beers.”
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Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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