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.
I reasonately purchased an Edwardian mahogany sheet music cabinet from James and have to say it is even better than the photographs. I have asked him to find a console table which will blend with the cabinet and feel confident that in time the right piece will be found.
Victorian Walnut Antique Display Cabinet,
Hi James, The display cabinet arrived this morning on schedule. It really is a beautiful piece with a warm, burnished walnut glow. It could easily stand empty as a very attractive object, but I have spent the morning happily filling it up to make it a cabinet of curiosities. I am so delighted with it. Thank you for all your help in getting this unique piece to me safely. Kind regards, Sonia
Hi Everything has arrived safely and items are fab, thank you. The two chaps placed the cabinet upstairs without any trouble. Thanks again Pamela