Learn about Chiffonier

An early 19th century innovation, chiffoniers continued to be made virtually until the end of the Victorian period. It usually consists of a two-door cupboard, with a long cutlery drawer and a shaped back, with one or two shelves, supported by spindles for ornaments and such like. Regency chiffoniers were quite small and delicate, with the doors often decorated with pleated silk behind brass grilles. The backs were usually square, sometimes with a triangular pediment, although from the 1820s they often featured the carved Regency scroll. Many Australian cedar versions have simple Doric columns and recessed panelled doors. Victorian chiffoniers tended to take on the characteristics of the Rococo revival with a notable increase in carved ornament and scrollwork around the serpentine-shaped backs, and the size became more substantial. Some were of breakfront design. During the later part of the 19th century, they tended to supplant the sideboard in many dining rooms. While some early chiffoniers had marble tops, usually white in colour, most available on the Australian market have solid timber tops.

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An Australian cedar chiffonier with full turned columns, circa 1860, 153 cm high, 107 cm wide, 52 cm deep

A Victorian mahogany two-door chiffonier, 152 x 128 x 50 cm

A Victorian cedar chiffonier. Mid 19th century. Of typical form with an arched back with a pierced carved crest and scrolling frame, a full width shelf with baluster supports, the lower section with bull nose edging, an ogee profile frieze drawer and two c

A colonial solid mottled kauri chiffonier sideboard, the two arched panelled doors with bobbin moulded borders, the single full width drawer with bombe front, the back with carved and pierced pediment and serpentine open shelf, restrained leaf and scroll c

A Victorian cedar chiffonier, second half 19th century, the chiffonier with an arched and scroll decorated back with a shaped shelf and turned supports, the top with thumbnail edging above a pair of ogee shaped drawers and panelled cupboards with side corb

A Victorian mahogany chiffonier, second half 19th century, the chiffonier having an arched back with carved scroll and acanthus decoration above a serpentine top with a frieze drawer with internal partitions, two cupboards with fielded panels flanked by co

A small Regency mahogany chiffonier, early 19th century, in rich deep tones, having a triangular pediment flanked by two pierced and carved brass pheasant embellishments, a full width shelf supported by tapering and turned columns, a full width drawer with

A Victorian mahogany chiffonier, 140 cm high. 102 cm wide, 51 cm deep

An early Victorian mahogany chiffonier, 135 cm high. 107 cm wide, 40 cm deep

An Australian cedar chiffonier circa 1870 with applied decoration to back board and corbells to base. Height 165 cm. Width 110 cm. Depth 50 cm

Victorian walnut chiffonier with scroll carved back above 1 drawer and 2 doors, 106 cm wide, 39 cm deep, 144 cm high

Small Victorian mahogany chiffonier with scroll carved back, 1 drawer and 2 doors, on turned bun feet, 76 cm wide, 34 cm deep, 123 cm high approx

Victorian walnut chiffonier with arch shaped cornice above a serpentine fronted shelf with bobbin turned supports, the base fitted with a frieze drawer above a pair of panelled cupboard doors with further bobbin turned supports, 106 cm wide, 43 cm deep, 14

A Victorian mahogany, marble top, mirrored back chiffonier, c.1880's, having two door lower cupboard, flanked by carved corbels, square columns upon a plinth base. Height 141 cm. Width 98 cm. Depth 42 cm

A Victorian mahogany chiffonier, circa 1860s-70s, with a shaped arched back with crest and a rectangular mirror with lobed ends, barley twist supports to a small shaped top, the serpentine cabinet with a frieze drawer and fielded panels to the cupboards be

An unusual large mahogany three door chiffonier with an elaborate pierced back and shelf support brackets 135 cm high, 155 cm wide x 53 cm deep

A mid 19th century mahogany chiffonier having a single drawer above two cupboard doors with an architectural back and applied moulding 130 cm high, 108 cm wide x 48 cm deep

Victorian mahogany chiffonier, with grapes & leaf carving, 106 cm wide, 42.5 cm deep, 170 cm high

An Australian cedar chiffonier, late 19th century. 156 cm high, 122 cm wide, 59 cm deep

A mid-Victorian cedar chiffonier, with a bow-front central drawer, single shelf on turn supports and prolific applied decoration to back 160 cm high, 104 cm wide, 51 cm deep

A Victorian mahogany chiffonier, circa 1860s-70s, with a shaped arched back with crest and applied foliate and scroll motifs, having a small serpentine shelf with bracket supports, the square cabinet with ogee profile twin frieze drawers above a cupboards

A small rosewood chiffonier with marble top, mirror back and two doors with brass grill and fabric inserts. 120 cm high, 110 cm wide, 45 cm deep

A mahogany raised back chiffonier having two doors below and three drawers above. 197 cm high, 210 cm, 51 cm depth

A West Australian Colonial jarrah two door chiffonier, c.1870-1880, and later constructed with single board side panels, shield panel door fronts, upon a plinth base the back board has a single shelf supported by finely turned finial and columns. Height 14

A cedar chiffonier, Tasmanian, circa 1840, 147 cm high, 102 cm wide, 50 cm deep

Colonial kauri chiffonier up stand back with serpentine shaped single frieze drawer over mottled panelled cupboards on a platform base.

Antique mahogany two door chiffonier, fitted with a single drawer, painted, approx 101 cm high, 135 cm wide, 56 cm deep

Victorian mahogany chiffonier with 2 drawers & 2 doors, 103 cm wide, 37 cm deep, 129 cm high approx

Victorian cedar chiffonier with ornately carved back, 1 long drawer and 2 doors, 107 cm wide, 50 cm deep, 163 cm high

Antique William IV faded mahogany two door chiffonier, tiered turned support back standing on turned bun feet, approx 156 cm high, 102 cm wide, 45 cm deep

A William IV mahogany chiffonier, circa 1830-40s, with an elegant triangular pediment with a papyrus embellishment above a shelf with foliate supports, a convex frieze drawer, above two panelled doors with pilasters and raised on a plinth base. Height 133.

Regency rosewood chiffonier, two doors with brass lattice grills, column supports and gallery top. Approx 123 cm high, 122 cm wide, 39.5 cm deep

French walnut mirror back chiffonier, with 2 drawers, 2 slide out shelves and 2 doors, decorated with scroll carving, 140 cm wide, 56 cm deep, 170.5 cm high

Cedar chiffonier, with 1 drawer and 2 doors, 106 cm wide, 150 cm high approx

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