Bedroom dressers, drawers and chests
Of course, we associate bedroom dressers with the drawers they’re composed of, but did you know that “dresser drawers” didn’t always have drawer storage? Find out more about this fun fact and learn the proper name for the massive dresser furniture piece outside Furnitureland South below!
If you’re around Furnitureland South long enough, you’ll learn a lot of information you never knew! (Just ask your Design Consultant what his or her favorite furniture fact is!) Did you know that dresser-style furniture wasn’t always called dressers?
Throughout history, we have batted around a few names for dressers, including the most casual term “dresser drawers.” In fact, the function of a dresser was originally fulfilled by chests much like the hope chests we now pass from generation to generation. From dressers and chests of drawers to less common names such as highboy, wardrobe or chiffonier — each varying term is telling of its intended function.
Dressers typically were low and wide. They were the perfect height for the addition of a mirror on top. As the name implies, they were constructed to conveniently store clothes in the place where one would get dressed in the morning.
A chest of drawers, on the other hand, was a taller piece of furniture that took up less floor space in the room but did not allow a person a place to sit or mount a mirror. Chests of drawers were built to maximize storage space.
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