recamier(redirected from Récamier)
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A couch or daybed typically having a high curved headboard and a low or absent footboard.
[After Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard Récamierwho was depicted reclining on such a couch in a portrait by Jacques Louis David.]
(Furniture) a chaise longue of the type that the famous literary Frenchwoman Madame Récamier (1777–1849) liked to lie on
a usu. backless couch having curved arms often of unequal height.
[1920–25; after Madame Récamier]
Madame (Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard), 1777–1849, influential French salon hostess.