Side by Sides

Case furniture on low legs, popular during the Victorian period. It is characterized by being divided in half vertically, with one half comprising shelves enclosed by a wooden or glass-fronted door, for the storage of books, dishes, or curiosities, and the other side often comprising a secretary, cabinet, or some combination of mirror, drawers, and fold-down desk top.

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Case furniture on low legs, popular during the Victorian period. It is characterized by being divided in half vertically, with one half comprising shelves enclosed by a wooden or glass-fronted door, for the storage of books, dishes, or curiosities, and the other side often comprising a secretary, cabinet, or some combination of mirror, drawers, and fold-down desk top. Distinguished from a chifforobe, which is case furniture also divided vertically, but typically characterized by placement in a bedroom, having a narrow clothes closet on one side, and a narrow chest of drawers with a mirror on the other side.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266738. The J. Paul Getty Trust.