Hutches

Originally a chest or coffer in which things were stored, including a box-like pen in which an animal was confined. Today the term typically refers to a dining room case piece with a surface surmounted by an enclosed cupboard or open shelves, generally resting on either a relatively solid base or taller legs.

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Originally a chest or coffer in which things were stored, including a box-like pen in which an animal was confined. Today the term typically refers to a dining room case piece with a surface surmounted by an enclosed cupboard or open shelves, generally resting on either a relatively solid base or taller legs.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266737. The J. Paul Getty Trust.