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20:48 Jan 3, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary / furniture design, upholstery
Catalan term or phrase: capitonats amb respatller i seient, reblats amb serrells
I know what "capitonar" means, but not how to say it in English. Can't figure out what "reblats" means here though.

"A la casa-museu del Park Güell s’hi exposen les butaques dissenyades per Gaudí per al Palau Güell; uns seients capitonats amb respatller i seient, reblats amb serrells i sostinguts sobre unes potes molt baixes."
xxxJon Zuber
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2chairs with padded backs and seats, adorned with fringe (and standing on very short legs).xxxNLRC
4 +1padded with backs and seats, tacked with fringes
Hazel Whiteley


  

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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
padded with backs and seats, tacked with fringes


Explanation:

Capitonat: padded. This helps to protect.
Reblat: tacked. Very often used in the context of furniture containing fabric.
"Fringe" can be used for ornamental things, eg rugs or the bottom of some seats.
Since what you're looking for is the words themselves I have translated the phrase literally but I suggest you change the structure since it now looks rather strange.



    Oxford English Dictionary
Hazel Whiteley
Local time: 09:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 63
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I think "capitonat" means "with tufted upholstery".

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxLia Fail: padded seating / padded backs and seats/bases, fringed, and supported etc
10 days
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Comment: I think "capitonat" means "with tufted upholstery".

32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
chairs with padded backs and seats, adorned with fringe (and standing on very short legs).


Explanation:
Although the original repeats seient, I think repeating seat adds to the general confusion of the sentence. Hope this helps. =)

xxxNLRC
Grading comment
I think "capitonat" means "with tufted upholstery".

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sheila Hardie
51 mins

agree  Berni Armstrong: except "adorned" worries me.
22 hrs
  -> Right, perhaps "decorated" might be a better fit. Thanks Berni.
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Comment: I think "capitonat" means "with tufted upholstery".




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