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Why call it a ‘dresser’?

Why is a chest of drawers sometimes called a ‘dresser’? According to Merriam-Webster, using this common piece of furniture to hold our socks and t-shirts only came about in the middle of the 19th Century; before then, a dresser was used to hold dishes and cooking utensils.

Even earlier, as far back as the 14th century, it was a table or sideboard for preparing and serving food. In other words, where the food was ‘dressed’ for the table.

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Adam is the founder and Principal of Hugo Alexander Property Group. With a previous career in advertising, 20 years experience in property investment, and 14 years in Brisbane real estate, he knows the market inside out to ensure his clients grow their wealth faster.

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