- a high chest of drawers or bureau, often having a mirror on top.
- a low bookcase of the English Regency, with grille doors or doorless.
- a shallow, tall, open piece of furniture, of the 18th century, having shelves for the display of china.
Origin of chiffonier
Examples from the Web for chiffonier
It contained a small bed, a chiffonier and dresser, a table, some chairs and a trunk.The Film of Fear
Jerry picked up the letter from the chiffonier and handed it to Ronny.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
This done he studied himself in the glass of the chiffonier and was deeply pleased.From Place to Place
Irvin S. Cobb
She was bending over the drawer of the chiffonier while she robbed it of its contents.Hester's Counterpart
Jean K. Baird
He kicked over a chiffonier, which tumbled on the carpet, broken into pieces.Ten Years Later
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
- a tall, elegant chest of drawers, originally intended for holding needlework
- a wide low open-fronted cabinet, sometimes fitted with two grille doors and shelves
Word Origin and History for chiffonier
"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).