Definition of Brussels carpet in English:

Brussels carpet

noun

  • A carpet with a heavy woollen pile and a strong linen back.

    • ‘Wilton carpet is a short-weave carpet with a sheared pile that gives it a velvet texture, as opposed to Brussels carpet, which is unsheared.’
    • ‘Hall's house contained expensive Brussels carpets, oil paintings, china vases, marble-topped tables, a marble clock, a mirror-fronted wardrobe, an ice box, and other items typical to middle- and upper-class Victorian homes.’
    • ‘The curtains were blue damask, and an immense Brussels carpet covered the floor.’
    • ‘The carpeting in this room is a reproduction of a mid-nineteenth century Brussels carpet, with classic details and colors typical of the Restoration period.’
    • ‘Many of the Victorian pieces in the bedroom were placed there by the Trumans when the Brussels carpet and the Lincoln bed were installed in 1945.’
    • ‘Fine furniture and Brussels carpets added to the elegance.’
    • ‘Elsewhere he placed fine furniture and Brussels carpets, and hung portraits of some of his personal friends - Thomas Jefferson, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson.’
    • ‘The floors are covered by wool Wilton and Brussels carpets woven on looms as in the nineteenth century, in strips 27’ wide, and then sewn together.’
    • ‘The textiles include an array of curtains dating from 1858 and the 1890s, floor coverings from braided rugs to Brussels carpets to woven rush matting, and a large assortment of table covers, table runners, and table mats.’
    • ‘The home was filled with mahogany and rosewood furniture, damask drapes, and Brussels carpets.’
    • ‘Whaley furnished the residence with Brussels carpets and mahogany and rosewood furniture, creating the most elegant home in San Diego.’
    • ‘The power loom with Jacquard mechanism was developed in 1849, and Brussels carpet was first manufactured by the Clinton Company of Massachusetts.’
    • ‘The parlor has a modern Brussels carpet, woven in England to a design of the late eighteenth century, while the furniture is of the period but not of the house.’
    • ‘The floor of each room is covered with a richly variegated and costly Brussels carpet.’
    • ‘It was integral and uniform, and its patterns were as obvious and as artless as the patterns in its Brussels carpets.’
    • ‘From marbled geometrics, to graceful stenciled flower motifs, to intricate faux Brussels carpets, these designs complement a room full of antiques or can look great with contemporary furnishings.’
    • ‘The walls and ceilings inside the house were elegant with red Brussels carpet throughout all of the rooms.’
    • ‘The new house promises to be ‘something quite grand’ with elegant furniture and Brussels carpets.’
    • ‘Their grandparents’ house was furnished in mid-Victorian style with heavy furniture, Brussels carpets and bric-a-brac brought back from around the world by captains of the ships made in the Greenman yard.’
    • ‘The Nicollet, with its lace curtains, Brussels carpets, mirrored parlors, and elegant furniture, all made in Minneapolis, went on to become one of the most prominent landmarks of the city.’

Pronunciation

Brussels carpet

/ˈbrʌs(ə)lz/