Handkerchief Drawer - (Furniture)

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Handkerchief Drawer - (Furniture) A tiny drawer used to keep small items like handkerchiefs. A chest form popular in the Renaissance Revival Period of the 1880s had two or three small drawers on the top. If the chest had two drawers, there would be one on each side with a gap in the middle. This area was for the mirror. If there were three drawers there would be a long shallow drawer separating the side drawers.


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