Beaufait (Buffet) - (Furniture)

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Beaufait (Buffet) - (Furniture) A term used in the eighteenth century for a recess for the storage and display of glass and ceramics. It is defined in the Cabinet Dictionary (1803) as a piece of furniture with covered doors in the lower portion and tiers of shelves above. But associated with food throughout the ages.

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