chests of drawers
- Refers to case furniture characterized by having drawers, typically three to five in number. A chest of drawers is generally supported on feet, but sometimes rests directly on the floor. Use "commodes (chests of drawers)" for similar case pieces generally supported on short legs. Use "chests with drawers" for chests with one or more tiers of drawers below a deep storage space.
- Refers to low chests of drawers often surmounted by a mirror and typically used in a bedroom or dressing room as a surface for grooming and to store clothing and toiletries. The term in this context is used primarily in America, and is derived from the European "dresser (cupboard)," which contains drawers and is surmounted by shelves, but is used to store kitchen utensils and dishes.
- Movable or fixed objects or equipment, which may be either functional or ornamental, particularly objects for sitting, reclining, or storage, such as chairs, beds, tables, cabinets, etc., in a dwelling, business, or public space.
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Marcel Breuer Furniture and Interiors
Museum of Modern Art.
New York, NY, 1981
Page Number: 148-151