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  • n. A heavy brocade fabric with raised designs.
  • n. A form of variegated marble.


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  • A rich brocatelle covered the walls of her retreat in the Winter Palace; the furnishings came from Cartierin Paris.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • George IV (better known as the Prince Regent) was the last monarch to observe the old tradition in 1820, but the bed remains in its restored glory, with hangings of geranium and gold-silk brocatelle and an embroidered pelmet bearing the emblems of England, Scotland and Ireland.

    Betty Bothroyd The Autobiography

  • The plain oak flooring of the hall had been replaced by porcelain tiling, and the neat, simple furniture of the parlors by huge mirrors; rosewood and brocatelle sofas and lounges; velvet tapestry carpets, in which one's feet sank almost out of sight; and immense paintings, whose aggregate cost might have paid off one half of the mortgage that encumbered the plantation.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • We don't expect to carpet our house with Axminster and hang our windows with damask, but at least we must have Brussels and brocatelle, -- it _would not do_ not to.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864

  • She brought us one of her corsets to look at, a love of a corset, in brocatelle, all over many-colored flowers.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • John, happily, had no money to buy brocatelle curtains, -- and besides this, he loved sunshine too much to buy them, if he could.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • He passed noiselessly into the front parlor and sat down among the heavy brocatelle curtains which shadowed the recess of one of the windows.

    A Brace Of Boys 1867, From "Little Brother"

  • Elise found a pink brocatelle, embroidered with silver, and after they had selected head-dresses, fans, and many accessories to their costumes, they scurried away to their own rooms to try them on.

    Patty in Paris

  • It had two windows opening upon the garden, the walls were decorated with a paper resembling brocatelle, and cupids were painted on the ceiling.

    Komediantka. English

  • The walls are a dull shade, the carpet neutral, the furniture the faded brocatelle dedicate to boarding-houses; but it is not so bad.

    A Village Ophelia and Other Stories


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