A chest of drawers is frequently used within a bedroom furniture set as a companion to the wardrobe, and is designed for the storage of smaller items of clothing or garments which are unlikely to crease when folded, such as jumpers, socks, underwear and accessories. In most cases it is advisable to purchase a chest of drawers to match the wardrobe, as these two pieces come as a pair. The modern chest of drawers has evolved from medieval coffers, which were more typical of modern day linen chests and used for storing clothing. The sliding drawer as we know it dates back to around the early seventeenth century. Although a chest of drawers is a utilitarian item of furniture, the frontage and the handles are often elaborate, with carved finials and a polished finish. Fine & Superior have selected a range of chests of drawers which stretch from simple, functional pieces designed to blend into the background right through to hugely ornate statement pieces which dictate the design of the entire room.