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swell front

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noun Furniture.
  1. a horizontally convex front, as of a chest of drawers.
Compare bombé.

Origin of swell front

First recorded in 1855–60
Also called bow front.
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Examples from the Web for swell front

Historical Examples

  • It is of the swell-front type and has five deep drawers and a closet.

    The Old Furniture Book

    N. Hudson Moore