The chiffonnier, however, despised as he is, figures a good deal in literature.
On her way out she stopped before Taffy's picture—a chiffonnier with his lantern bending over a dust heap.
"That chiffonnier's basket isn't hitched high enough," she remarked.
At the same moment down came three or four bottles from the chiffonnier and shot a web of pungency into the air of the room.
The first to appear was a 'chiffonnier,' who threw his sack and pick down by the basin, bathed his face, and drank from his hand.
For Trilby had a chiffonnier's basket strapped on her back, and carried a pick and lantern.
This chiffonnier, he says carries in him the stuff of a Diogenes.
Paper-maker, a rag-gatherer, or gutter-raker—similar to the chiffonnier of Paris.
Le pre Martin didn't—but, of course, he was only a chiffonnier, and doesn't count.
She left them, therefore, with the exception of such as she wore every day, openly displayed on a chiffonnier.
"piece of furniture with drawers for women's needlework, cloth, etc.," 1806, from French chiffonnier, a transferred use, literally "rag gatherer," from chiffon, diminutive of chiffe "rag, piece of cloth, scrap, flimsy stuff" (see chiffon).