Facing the window and the sunshine was a facsimile of the tallboy chest which I had coveted so fiercely two hours before.
Something more nearly approaching the genuine "tallboy" is shown in the coloured frontispiece.
The tallboy chest was standing alone in its dignity at the top of the broad staircase.
By easy stages we arrive at the tallboy pure and simple, sometimes called "double chest" or "chest on chest."
The tallboy was purely the outcome of a demand for something more commodious than the early form.
There was no fireplace and no coal-scuttle, so I took off my right boot and put it in the bottom drawer of the tallboy instead.
But next morning, when they were dressing, what does the stranger do but carefully hang his breeches on the knobs of the tallboy!