/tab"euhr it, tab'euh ret", -ray"/, n.
1. a low seat without back or arms, for one person; stool.
2. a frame for embroidery.
3. a small, usually portable stand, cabinet, or chest of drawers, as for holding work supplies.
4. a small tabor.
Also, tabouret.
[1650-60; < F tabouret lit., small drum. See TABOR, -ET]

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also spelled  tabouret  

      type of armless and backless seat or stool. Early taborets were probably named for their cylindrical shape, which resembled a drum (Old French: tabour).

      The name acquired a more specialized meaning in France in the late 17th century, when it referred to upholstered stools provided at the palace of Versailles for the more privileged ladies of the court of Louis XIV (Louis XIV style) to sit upon in the royal presence. A lady's rank dictated the level of decoration lavished upon her taboret. In the following century taborets of various designs became fashionable as household furniture, particularly in France and England.

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