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Duchesse Brisee in noce satine'

English translation: duchesse brisée

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Italian term or phrase:Duchesse Brisee in noce satine'
English translation:duchesse brisée
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13:28 Apr 23, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: Duchesse Brisee in noce satine'
This is a decsription of an antique chair and matching ottoman. The latter half of the phrase seems to refer to "glazed walnut" wood, but does anyone know how to translate the first part (I'll post this as French, as well)?
Traci Andrighetti
duchesse brisée
Explanation:
Fuad is right.

A "duchesse" is a comfortable armchair with a central stool or foot-end ("bout de pied") to take the weight of the feet.
In some cases, a stool and foot-end could be added to form a sort of chaise-longue.
A duchesse in more than one piece is known as a "duchesse brisée" (lit. "broken").
The "duchesse" is related to the "bergère".
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Giles Watson
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Local time: 13:38
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Summary of answers provided
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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL
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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL
naDuchesse Brisee in noce satinato
Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL
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Giles Watson
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8 mins
Duchesse Brisee


Explanation:
This is the standard name for it. Here is a citation with a picture:

http://www.augustus-brandt-antiques.co.uk/PAGES/SAMPLEPage1....

“THE FRENCH DUCHESSE BRISEE:

RARE AND SIMPLY THE BEST. A TRULY MAJESTIC 18TH CENTURY REGENCE DUCHESSE BRISEE. EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE PROPORTIONS. CONSTRUCTED AND CARVED IN WALNUT WITH A WARM BEAUTIFUL COLOUR AND PERFECT PATINA . UPHOLSTERED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS AND COVERED IN THE FINEST RAW SILK. (1715-1723)”

Fuad




    See citation above.
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 92

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10 hrs
duchesse brisée


Explanation:
Fuad is right.

A "duchesse" is a comfortable armchair with a central stool or foot-end ("bout de pied") to take the weight of the feet.
In some cases, a stool and foot-end could be added to form a sort of chaise-longue.
A duchesse in more than one piece is known as a "duchesse brisée" (lit. "broken").
The "duchesse" is related to the "bergère".


    George Savage, Dictionary of Antiques, London, 1970
Giles Watson
Italy
Local time: 13:38
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1740

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Steffie
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5 days
Duchesse Brisee in noce satinato


Explanation:
Better to specify the type of walnut... It could lead to misunderstandings.

Giovanni

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:38
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 626
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5 days
Oops


Explanation:
Just realised you only wanted the first bit translated...

Giovanni

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:38
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PRO pts in pair: 626
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5 days
STOP STOP STOP


Explanation:
I'm in the Italian-English section!!!! Sorry!

Giovanni

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL
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Local time: 12:38
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PRO pts in pair: 626
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