Bill Bryson

“Portability also explains why many old chests and trunks had domed lids- to throw off water during travel. The great drawback of trunks, of course, is that everything has to be lifted at to get things at the bottom. It took a remarkably long time- till the 1600s- before it occurred to anyone to put drawers in and thus convert trunks into chests of drawers.”


Bill Bryson, At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
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