While visiting the Lillian August
showroom at High Point Market this spring, I was clued in on an unfamiliar insider term: bachelor's chest,
which is used to describe a smaller dresser with three or four drawers. Here's an example:
The origin of this moniker? Originally, this piece of furniture was deemed the perfect size for a bachelor. Now, it's fair game for anyone—and any room in the house.
(Source: Lonny)(Source: Lonny)