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A wooden seat in the form of an armchair with open sides and upholstered arms:‘a set of six Louis XV fauteuils’
- ‘Because only the self-indulgent king was allowed to sit in a fauteuil, or armchair, there was an abundance of lowly stools and benches - all covered in regal fabrics: velvets, damasks, gold-threaded brocades, and embroidered silk.’
- ‘The furniture pictured includes a mahogany Philadelphia sofa of about 1815 and a pair of French mahogany fauteuils made about 1835.’
- ‘Later fauteuils of this type by Jacob Freres and Jacob Desmalter are typically entirely gilded, rendering them more opulent than those designed for the Salle du Conseil.’
- ‘The exact date and circumstances of Joseph's acquisition of the fauteuil are uncertain.’
- ‘With a range of furnishings, from chiffonier, davenport and farthingale chairs to fauteuil and ottomans, aesthetes can choose from wide range at the exhibition.’
French, from Old French faudestuel, from medieval Latin faldistolium (see faldstool).
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