chiffonier

or chif·fon·nier

[ shif-uh-neer ]
/ ˌʃɪf əˈnɪər /

noun

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.

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Origin of chiffonier

From the French word chiffonnier, dating back to 1800–10. See chiffon, -ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for chiffonier

chiffonier

chiffonnier

/ (ˌʃɪfəˈnɪə) /

noun

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 for chiffonier

C19: from French, from chiffon rag; see chiffon
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