The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tabouret \Tab"ou*ret\, n. [F., dim. of OF. tabor, tabour, drum.
1. Same as Taboret.
2. A seat without arms or back, cushioned and stuffed: a high
stool; -- so called from its resemblance to a drum.
3. An embroidery frame. --Knight.
Right of the tabouret, the privilege of sitting on a
tabouret in the presence of the severeign, formerly
granted to certain ladies of high rank at the French