Antique Chiffoniers are pieces of antique furniture that were built in the early to mid 19th Century of the Regency, William IV and Victorian periods. It is a small antique sideboard or side cabinet, constructed usually with an upper tier (shelf) along with a mirrored or polished back and was for your dining room, library or drawing room. The Cupboard doors can sometimes enclose a cellaret drawer inside for storing wine and a top frieze drawer was used for storing cutlery. The top shelf was for displaying fine ornaments, but the back was also to stop any splashing of food onto your wall when serving. Antique Chiffoniers were commonly made out of woods such as Mahogany or Rosewood and they are very elegant pieces of antique furniture. The Chiffonier was not only useful with lots of storage but also can be very decorative. The smaller sized examples are more sought after and collected, as they fit into modern homes easily. Although antique chiffoniers are quite simple in design, they always were made using the finest quality figured timbers along with nice decorative features such as turned columns or pierced brass decoration. Their simplicity is what is so attractive as they are not over fussy in design. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Chiffoniers for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold chiffoniers but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
This small antique mahogany chiffonier bookcase was built in the Regency period with boxwood string inlay and beautifully figured top. It has decorative brass handles, sits above two cupboard doors and the whole piece stands on turned feet finished with brass cup castors. This antique chiffonier bookcase has unusual small proportions, most probably a specially commissioned piece, and would fit well in a room where bigger is not always better!
This delightful mahogany antique chiffonier dates from around 1835 in the period of William IV and would prove to be an ideal small sideboard or serving cupboard in a dining room. It has an inverted break fronted figured top below which hides a cushion drawer within the frieze flanked by delicately carved floral motifs on either side. The cupboard is framed with classically designed columns and the whole antique chiffonier stands on an inverted break fronted plinth.
In the quality and style of a Gillows piece this beautiful Victorian, figured mahogany, antique chiffonier dates from around 1850. It has a removable shaped back with decorative scrolled carvings and serpentine shaped shelf. The beautifully figured rectangular top sits above two mahogany lined concealed frieze drawers below which can be found two magnificently figured and mirrored panelled doors. They also display delightful carved scrolled decorations and have a key with working lock. Two superb quality carved corbels flank the cupboard whose interior contains a single fixed shelf as well as four adjustable shelves. The chiffonier stands on Gillows style turned bun feet and is of the quality of the renowned maker although not stamped as such, as so often is the case!
This antique chiffonier has turned upright supports, tulip leaf carvings and cupboard doors with pleated fabric inserts. The doors are surrounded by beautifully carved corbels and the figuring in the wood is spectacular.
This Rosewood antique glazed Chiffonier is of nice smaller proportions. It has a decorative brass gallery on a smaller upper shelf supported by quality decorative turned brass, sitting on a wonderful white marble top.
James the furniture is beautiful!!!! Paul
Recently visited Driscolls Antiques and saw a piece I was interested in. James was really helpful and brought it for me to see in situ at home which made my decision. Purchase made and really pleased. There is a wide selection of quality furniture in the showroom. Definitely worth a visit. Would certainly deal with Driscolls again and recommend to friends.
Jeanne Green – walnut antique credenza,
Buying from a photograph is risky but I can assure anybody who considers buying from James Driscoll has no reason for concern. I am delighted with the antiques I have bought from him which are all in superb condition. I cannot emphasise my joy at receiving my latest antique which is a beautifully figured walnut antique credenza. Thank you so much James.