Chest-on-Chest – (Furniture) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Chest-on-Chest – (Furniture) A 17th Century form of case furniture that is comprised of one Chest of Drawers on top of a slightly larger chest of drawers. In the 18th Century, legs were added and it evolved into the Tallboy, but the term Chest-on-Chest continued to apply. In America, the term can also refer to the Highboy.


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