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Encyclopedia > Ottoman (furniture)
An Ottoman in its natural habitat.
An Ottoman in its natural habitat.
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An ottoman (sometimes called pouf[1]) is a piece of furniture, a padded, upholstered seat without arms, often used as a stool or footrest. It is so called because of its invention by the Ottoman Turks. Download high resolution version (900x725, 152 KB)An ottoman (furniture), taken be me File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (900x725, 152 KB)An ottoman (furniture), taken be me File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ... Furniture is the collective term for the movable objects which support the human body (seating furniture and beds), provide storage, and hold objects on horizontal surfaces above the ground. ... Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. ... The Ottoman Turks were the ethnic subdivision of the Turkish people who dominated the ruling class of the Ottoman Empire. ...


An ottoman can also be known as a footstool, hassock or pouffe. In the United Kingdom, ottomans are usually hollow and can be used as blanket boxes. According to the Encyclopedia of Furniture by Joseph Aronson, the Ottoman is defined as an "Upholstered seat or bench having neither back nor arms; so named after the Turkish influence in the early 18th century...."


A famous featuring of the ottoman can be seen on the Dick Van Dyke show opening credits, as Dick Van Dyke trips over the ottoman.


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Ottoman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (155 words)
the Ottoman Turkish language, the official language of the Ottoman Empire;
Ottoman military band, or Mehter takımı, the military bands of the Ottoman Empire;
Ottoman (furniture), the furniture piece whose name is derived from the Ottoman Turks.
Ottoman (furniture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (175 words)
An ottoman (sometimes called pouf[1]) is a piece of furniture, a padded, upholstered seat without arms, often used as a stool or footrest.
In the United Kingdom, ottomans are usually hollow and can be used as blanket boxes.
According to the Encyclopedia of Furniture by Joseph Aronson, the Ottoman is defined as an "Upholstered seat or bench having neither back nor arms; so named after the Turkish influence in the early 18th century...."
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