a horizontally convex front, as of a chest of drawers.
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Origin of swell front
First recorded in 1855–60
Also called bow front.
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Examples from the Web for swell front
It is of the swell-front type and has five deep drawers and a closet.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore