What is the meaning of the furniture term Till?

A till, drawer or compartment in desks or chests that is often made with secret locks is commonly referred to as a hidden compartment or a secret compartment. These types of compartments are designed to conceal valuable items such as jewels or money from prying eyes or potential thieves.

The term till in furniture refers to a small drawer or compartment located beneath a larger one. It is typically found in desks, dressers, or other storage furniture. The till is usually used to store smaller items, such as stationery, jewelry, or other personal belongings, providing additional organization within the furniture piece.

Drawer or compartment in desks, chests, for jewels, money, often maid with secret locks.
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