Under a window with tiles and wooden shutters, a light wood chest build to be encased in the exact space under the window.
Dead Chest. Pine, metal. 18th century.

Dead Chest

The “Dead Chest”

In French, this chest goes by the name “coffre-mort” so we may call it “dead chest.” It’s called that because it occupies what would otherwise be dead, or unused, space. We wanted to maximize the available space. In our community room, there were empty, trapezoidal spaces in front of the windows that were not serving any purpose. We asked local carpenters to design these custom pieces for storing a wide range of objects. They are sturdy enough to be used as seating.