[occas.R-] a type of couch, usually backless, with gracefully scrolled ends
Origin of récamierafter Récamier
(born Jeanne Françoise Julie Adelaïde Bernard) 1777-1849; Fr. social leader in intellectual & literary circles
A couch or daybed typically having a high curved headboard and a low or absent footboard.
Origin of recamierAfter Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard Récamier who was depicted reclining on such a couch in a portrait by Jacques Louis David