Duchesse - (Furniture)

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Duchesse - (Furniture) According to Hepplewhite (his Guide, 1788) a duchesse was formed of 'two barjier (bergere) chairs of proper construction with a stool in the middle'. It is a couch with tub-shaped ends, usually removable, linked by a square stool.

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