French and Victorian style dressers were often small, typically having only two or three drawers. Often raised a foot or more off the ground by wooden legs, they might feature a vanity mirror on top (a tradition which faded by the Arts and Crafts and Mission style eras). Larger armoires typically sat on the ground, had wider drawers, and featured locks with carved or cast metal plates around the keyholes. Eames and Mid-Century Modern dressers were shorter than their predecessors, usually lacking handles or locks.
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