I mentioned in Chest Invection how some, originally floor-standing, chests of drawers occasionally found their way up onto unrelated floor-standing chests and stands in order to address a paucity of chests-on-chests and chests-on-stands in the marketplace.
The image below illustrates the typical attachment of a bun foot to a bona fide floor-standing chest of drawers, where the foot’s spigot is inserted into a hole in the bottom of the carcase.
Fig. 1. Circa 1690 walnut bun foot.
The following image is of a chest (formerly a bun-footed floor-standing example) from a ‘chest-on-stand’ with one of its spigot holes clearly visible.
Fig. 2. Circa 1690 previously floor-standing chest, now atop a stand.