Breakfront: a large piece of furniture, usually a bookcase or cabinet, where the centre section juts forward projecting past the flanking side sections. It is this stepped out piece that disrupts (or rather “breaks”) the straight line of the front of the cabinet – hence the name.
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I instantly recognised the large dresser as Block & Chisel, and sure enough. It’s such a beautiful piece but soooo pricey. Sigh, one can but dream