tab·o·ret /ˈtæbərɪt, ˌtæbəˈrɛt, -ˈreɪ/
1. a low seat without back or arms, for one person; stool.
2. a frame for embroidery.
3. a small, usually portable stand, cabinet, or chest of drawers, as for holding work supplies.
4. a small tabor.
1650–60; < F tabouret lit., small drum. See tabor, -et
In addition to the side-board, the furnishings included a rug woven in tones of dark red, blue and black, an open cabinet of books and librams, and a tabouret.
Source: Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance.