Chests, man's oldest furniture, continue to have a place in modern households, being used chiefly for the storage of blankets and linen, but not exclusively so, as the cedar one in 419 by
David Savage illustrates. They often double up as occasional seats, and the contoured tops as used by David Savage and Alan Peters (421) help to facilitate this as well as to provide visual interest.
420 Chest in solid Scots pine with through tenons and padauk feet, by Alan Peters
421 Specially commissioned chest in ash for Kirkham House, Paignton, by Alan Peters
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