Talk:Chest of drawers
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I have read that a "dresser" was not for dressing one's self originally, but rather was a piece of furniture found in a kitchen, dining area, or food preparation area. It use was to "dress" meat, hence a dresser. Only later did the term move to its more common day usage.
The original dresser had a chest of drawers underneath a thick slab top (for chopping and cutting) and typically had a high thin hutch for storing plates on edge, facing the room (probably for display).
- a 'dresser' is another term for the type also known as a 'welsh cupboard', and, yes, it was/is a piece of kitchen furniture.Toyokuni3 (talk) 05:39, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm not editing the page at this time since I don't have any good citations yet, but I'll look into it. I found the origins fascinating. 22.214.171.124 00:47, 5 April 2007 (UTC) GoldCountryNetDude
I have a problem with referring to the era of construction as the Late Medieval period, when the earliest reference made is to the reign of Charles I, which is about 300 years past the Medieval era by my reckoning. Yuck. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:06, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
The definition of the word "Stand-by" - is the usage correct?
while reading this article, I stumbled on the word "stand-by" as used in the sentence: "It has a long history as one of the stand-bys of a carpenter's workshop." I searched the online dictionary "Dictionary.com" but I didn't find a fitting definition.
I believe perfume cushion is MOST relevent to this article because in many instances that is EXACTLY what you will find in at least one of the drawers in many households. Would you like a few references for this? Did you look lately in your Chest of drawers, especially in the drawer that would contain your undergarments?--Doug Coldwell talk 14:28, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
- Here is a definition that would pertain to dresser drawers.--Doug Coldwell talk 14:47, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
- Here is a picture of Scented Lavender Sachets that would be placed in dresser drawers.--Doug Coldwell talk 14:51, 4 September 2010 (UTC) And some more.--Doug Coldwell talk 14:52, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
- Definition and how it pertains to dresser drawers.--Doug Coldwell talk 14:55, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
- Here looks like a drawer from a Chest of drawers that has ordinary items in it, one being a sachet to make the clothes smell pretty.--Doug Coldwell talk 15:22, 4 September 2010 (UTC)