Antique Chiffoniers are pieces of 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 antique Chiffonier 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.
Small antique mahogany chiffonier bookcase 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!
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!
Antique chiffonier with turned upright supports, tulip leaf carvings and cupboard doors with pleated fabric insert.
Antique rosewood chiffonier, oozes a sense of opulence in its styling, 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.
Early 19th Century antique chiffonier cupboard with rounded corners, 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.
Flamed mahogany chiffonier with inverted breakfront plum pudding mahogany top and beautiful hand carved corbels.
Georgian circa 1830 antique chiffonier cupboard
Rosewood Antique Glazed Chiffonier 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.
Hi James,Just letting you know that the cabinet arrived safe and soundly, and is absolutely fantastic. Thank you so very much for being so accommodating and kind, I really appreciate it. Hopefully once I have finished my Masters I will be cashed up again and will definitely visit your website.Kind regards,Stewart
Hi JamesJust wanted to let you know that the bedside cabinets arrived safe and sound on Saturday and we were home to receive them. Thank you for taking so much care in wrapping them up very well and for giving them a good polish. We really are delighted with them, just what we wanted.Kind regardsSandra
- 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.