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Definition: Bombé

If you ever hear an interior designer shouting, "It's the bombé!" don't jump to conclusions. She might be referring to a cabinet. A bombé is a low wooden chest with a bulging façade and sides. Fittingly, "bombé" as it turns out, means "curved" in French. Most of these cabinets have drawers, often three, although some have doors like a sideboard. They're often used to store clothing in a bedroom or table linens in a dining room, and paired with a mirror placed above them.


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