chiffonnier definition

  • noun:
    • alternate kind of chiffonier.
    • Properly, a small cabinet with drawers; in general, any ornamental piece of furniture used for containing ornaments and curiosities. It differs from an étagère in being closed, having drawers or doors instead of open shelves.
    • an incident of compartments resembling a bureau, but higher in proportion to its width much less frequently given a mirror.
    • A rag-picker: in this sense employed by English writers simply as a French term, with a feminine chiffonnière.

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