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Wardrobe

Gordon Campbell

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Term long used to denote a room (next to the bedroom) in which clothes or armour was kept. By the 19th century it had come to refer to a movable bedroom cupboard fitted with hooks or pegs, or with shelves or trays and drawers; one of the pair of doors with which the wardrobe was closed was often fitted with a mirror on the inside or outside.

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Subjects: Art

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