Décor Dictionary: Semainier

LEFT: A handsome fruitwood and walnut veneer French semainier with holly inlay and marble top, circa 1880. RIGHT: A super cool contemporary semainier by Rougier in teal high gloss lacquer.

Semainier:   is a tall, narrow chest with seven drawers – one drawer for each day of the week. Popularized in 18th-century, the name derives from the French term, “semaine”, meaning “week” and was designed for storing lingerie, personal linen and other unmentionables. 

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Posted on September 28, 2012, in Decor, Decorating Dictionary, Design, Furniture and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on isa88mad and commented:
    wow!! Good work 🙂

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