Published at Saturday, May 05th, 2018 - 00:57:58 AM. Dressers-and-Nightstands. By Clovis Delisle.
The dresser for the bedroom as an essential piece of furniture has been much in demand for centuries. Traditionally, a gentleman's dresser for his bedroom was made of oak or mahogany, usually with two top drawers for stockings, gloves, cravats handkerchiefs and other accouterments. On the top would be placed lace covers and a mirror, that should ideally match the wood of the dresser. The remaining three drawers would be single and capacious enough to carry shirts, woollens and breeches.
Modern dressers still feature mirrors but they are usually placed as "vanity stations" with a slot for a low stool or chair. The cabinets and drawers flank the space for the chair. The spacious work tops of modern dressers are designed for keeping cosmetics and other trinkets on them without appearing messy or cluttered.
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