What is Block front?
Block front definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
Furniture. a front of a desk, chest of drawers, etc., of the third quarter of the 18th century, having three vertical divisions of equal width, a sunken one between raised ones, all divided by flat areas to which they are connected by curves, often with a shell motif forming a rounded termination to each section.
the frontage of a block, especially in a city or town.