Antique Chiffoniers are a piece of furniture that was mainly built around the Regency, William IV and the 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. They sometimes have a cellaret inside for storing wine and a top drawer for storing cutlery. The top shelf was for displaying fine ornaments, but the back was to stop any splashing of food onto your wall when serving, It was a dual purpose piece of furniture. They were commonly made out of Mahogany and Rosewood and are very elegant pieces of antique furniture. The Chiffonier is a useful item, with lots of storage but also can be very decorative. Although they 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. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
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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.
Small Antique Regency Mahogany Chiffonier Bookcase.
This is a small antique mahogany chiffonier bookcase which dates from around 1830 in the Regency period. It has a shaped bookcase with boxwood string inlay sitting above a rectangular, beautifully figured chiffonier top. A mahogany lined drawer, with cock beading and decorative brass handles, sits above two cupboard doors. These have delightfully figured flamed mahogany fronts with key and working lock. The interior of the cupboard contains a single adjustable shelf. 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!
William IV Mahogany Antique Chiffonier/Server Cupboard. 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 two cupboard doors have moulded edges and display strikingly figured mahogany front panels and come complete with key and working lock. The interior contains a single fixed shelf. The cupboard is framed with classically designed columns and the whole antique chiffonier stands on an inverted break fronted plinth.
Fine Quality, Victorian, Figured Mahogany, Antique Chiffonier / Cupboard. 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!
Quality Regency Mahogany Antique Chiffonier / Cupboard. This superb quality antique chiffonier dates from the Regency period, circa 1830, and is constructed from the finest quality mahogany timbers. It has a raised shaped back with central motif and beautifully turned upright supports with tulip leaf carvings. The cupboard has a delightfully figured rectangular top over two cupboard doors with moulded edges and pleated fabric insert. The doors are flanked by elegantly scrolled carved corbals while the interior of the cabinet contains two adjustable shelves. The piece stands on a plain plinth and still retains its original back boards.
Antique Victorian Rosewood Opulent Sideboard / Chiffonier. Dating from around 1860 in the Victorian period this antique rosewood sideboard / chiffonier oozes a sense of opulence in its styling. It has a raised scrolled beautifully carved back supporting two shelves with elegant carved brackets. The main body of the piece has a rectangular moulded top above a frieze drawer displaying ornate carvings to the front and below which can be found two cupboard doors with figured central panels. The interior of the cupboard contains a single removable shelf and is flanked by sumptuously carved elongated corbels.
This delightful early Victorian, circa 1840, antique chiffonier cupboard is made from a wonderful mellow shade of mahogany. It has beautifully turned upright supports above which sits a useful shelf. The top of the cupboard is delightfully figured and has rounded corners. The cupboard doors are also beautifully figured and have a key with working lock along with a brass clash mould. Once opened they reveal an interior containing two adjustable shelves. The cupboard stands on a plain plinth, still retains its original back boards and is has an overall simple but classic design.
This beautiful antique William IV figured mahogany cupboard / chiffonier dates from around 1835. It has an inverted breakfront plum pudding mahogany top above two beautifully figured flamed mahogany doors with elegant scrolled carvings, key and working lock. The interior of the cupboard has two mahogany lined drawers over one fixed central shelf. Beautiful hand carved corbels flank the cupboard doors while the piece as a whole stands on an inverted break front plinth. It still retains the original back boards and the mahogany has aged to a warm rich shade.
Dating from the Regency period, circa 1830, this delightful antique chiffonier / cupboard is made from mahogany. It has a raised triangular shaped back with upper shelf and beautifully turned upright supports. The base has a concealed frieze drawer above two wonderfully figured cupboard doors which are cross banded and have a key with working lock. The interior of the cupboard has two adjustable shelves. It stands on a plain plinth and shows signs of minor old repairs which in no way detract from its overall beauty or usefulness. It has the charm and character of a true antique piece, paying true testament to its authenticity.
This delightful Regency, circa 1830, antique chiffonier cupboard is made from a wonderful quality mahogany. It has beautifully turned upright supports above which sits a useful shelf. The top of the cupboard is delightfully figured and sits above two drawers with the original turned handles. The cupboard doors are also beautifully figured and have a key with working lock. Once opened they reveal an interior containing one removable shelf.
- Simon Knight,
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.
James the furniture is beautiful!!!! Paul
- Antique corner cupboard to London,
Just to let you know I am really pleased with the Georgian corner cupboard. Arrived safely on Saturday. Couriers very helpful and cheery. Thank you for hanging on to it for me.