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A small writing table, usually fitted to hold toiletries, popular in 18th-century France.
- ‘She sat down at the bonheur du jour and stared at a blank sheet of paper, unsure for one moment of what she would write.’
- ‘The Museum's two bonheurs-du-jour are veneered with tulipwood and trimmed with gilt bronze.’
- ‘The bonheur du jour is most notable for the quality of the workmanship.’
- ‘Meant as a place to read or write letters, the bonheur du jour is mounted on wheels so it can be rolled into the best light.’
- ‘Martin Carlin is known to have made at least eleven such bonheurs-du-jour, seven of which were signed by him.’
French, literally happiness of the day.
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