Decor Dictionary: Define Bombé

Define: Bombé

What is the definition of Bombé?

Have you ever heard someone mention the term Bombé and wondered what on earth it meant? Well, now you have to wonder no longer – we will define Bombé for you! Here is the latest addition to our Decorating Dictionary

Bombé:  is a French term for any furniture piece with a rounded or convex shape – both front and sides. The word bombé literally means bomb-shaped, cambered, or bulging. Popular during the French Regency period of Louis XV, the bowed shapes where often found on bureaus, chests of drawers and commodes. Because of its French pronunciation, the term is occasionally incorrectly spelled as “Bombay”.

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