What does caquetoire mean?

Definitions for caquetoire

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word caquetoire.


  1. Caquetoire

    The caquetoire, or conversation chair, was an armchair style implemented during the European Renaissance. It was largely used in France during the renaissance. This chair is one if the most well known pieces of furniture from the French Renaissance. This chair is often associated with groups of women that would sit in them and talk. The seat is not rectangular like most. Due to the lack of heating systems in homes, women tended to wear several layers of skirts and petticoats to keep warm. This often inhibited them from fitting into normally-proportioned armchairs. Thus, the seat is splayed so the women could easily sit in the chair with their large skirts. These chairs were also made from walnut not oak because the chair could be more elaborately carved. This chair also used mortise and tenon joinery. In this joint, one end fits into the slot of the other end. This technique was used in the chair so no nails were exposed and so no glue had to be used. The caquetoire is built with a splayed seat base and U-shaped arms to allow women with full skirts to sit comfortably. During the European Renaissance they were generally made of walnut with mortise-and-tenon joints. The supports were baluster-turned and terminated in bun feet.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caquetoire in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caquetoire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of caquetoire

  1. caquetoirecaquetoirecaquetoire

Translations for caquetoire

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for caquetoire »


Find a translation for the caquetoire definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these caquetoire definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"caquetoire." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/caquetoire>.

Are we missing a good definition for caquetoire? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for caquetoire:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.