What is the meaning of the furniture term Encoignure?

Encoignure is a French term used in furniture design and it refers to a small, triangular-shaped cabinet or display unit that is designed to fit into a corner of a room. It typically features one or more shelves and may have doors or open compartments for storage or display purposes. Encoignures are often used to maximize space in a room and add a decorative element to a corner area. Small French corner cabinet.
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