9560 A FINELY FIGURED MAHOGANY TEN DRAWER SEMAINIER OF COLUMNAR FORM Measurements: Height: 62″ (157.5 cm) Width: 21 1/2″ (54.5 cm) Depth: 17″ (43 cm). Danish. Circa 1820.
Of mahogany, the projecting molded top above ten cockbanded drawers each centered by a plain brass keyhole escutcheon. The whole raised on a plain plinth base.
A Copenhagen collection.
This tall, narrow chest of drawers is called a semainier, deriving the French word semaine, meaning ‘week’. Originally seven in number, the drawers were intended to store a week’s supply of garments.