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[sher-uh-tn] /ˈʃɛr ə tn/
Thomas, 1751–1806, English cabinetmaker and furniture designer.
of the style of furniture designed by Sheraton. Unabridged
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  • Colonel Sheraton might, perhaps, have aided us, but him I would not ask.

    The Way of a Man Emerson Hough
  • Then came the popularity of the designs of the Adam Brothers and Sheraton.

    Chats on Household Curios Fred W. Burgess
  • Much of Sheraton's furniture was veneered with finely selected specimens of West India satinwood.

    Chats on Old Furniture Arthur Hayden
  • Also, I want someone who can tell a Sheraton piece from Empire.

    Polly's Business Venture Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The sarcophagus, often richly carved, of course succeeded the simpler cellaret of Sheraton's period.

    Illustrated History of Furniture Frederick Litchfield
  • Many of his pieces bear a close resemblance to those of Sheraton.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • In this room is a good example of the use of modern reproductions of Sheraton chairs with a genuine old sideboard.

    Remodeled Farmhouses Mary H. Northend
  • In regard to Sheraton's design books there are similar differences.

British Dictionary definitions for Sheraton


Thomas. 1751–1806, English furniture maker, author of the influential Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book (1791)


denoting furniture made by or in the style of Thomas Sheraton
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Sheraton

severe style of late 18c. English furniture, 1883, from name of cabinetmaker Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806). The family name is from a place in Durham, late Old English Scurufatun (c.1040), probably "farmstead of a man called Skurfa" (an old Scandinavian personal name). The hotel chain dates from 1937 and has no obvious direct connection.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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