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.

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chests of drawers
chest of drawers
beuros
bureaus
buros
chests-of-drawers
drawers, chests of
ladekasten Dutch
ladenkast Dutch
commodes French
commode French
cómoda Spanish
chest of drawer Spanish
double chest of drawers Spanish
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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.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300039009. The J. Paul Getty Trust.