18 Apr 2021
March 15, 2012 - Filed under: Antique Chests — Tags: — Mandy

Chests of drawers during the 18th Century played both a decorative and utilitarian role, which suffered a decline in Victorian times. Relegated to the bedroom, its place was taken by chiffoniers and display cabinets.

Designers and manufacturers began to show equal reduction in the decorative treatment of chests of drawers, which made them become functional and plain. Although there was a degree of quality in the construction, the use of decorative veneers on the fronts of the drawers helped to break the solidity of Victorian Chests.


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