Is a recamier the same as a chaise longue?

What kind of chaise longue is this?  Photo by boopalina+bebe - CC-BYWhen you go hunting for  furniture, you may see an antique day-bed or sofa, fall in love with it, and not care what it’s called. Or you may want to know which of the various French names for different designs suits it best. Is a récamier the same as a chaise longue? And what about [more…]

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