What Is a Chest of Drawers?


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A chest of drawers is a piece of furniture, typically part of a bedroom set, that contains a set of horizontal drawers stacked on top of each other within a frame. A chest of drawers differs from a dresser because it doesn't have an attached mirror.

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What Is a Chest of Drawers?
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Also known as a bureau, a chest of drawers is made to store clothing items like socks, underwear, sweaters and other items of clothing that the owner would not prefer to hang in a closet. Another common furniture piece, known as a chifforobe, is a combination of a wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

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