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chiffonier

[shif-uh-neer] /ˌʃɪf əˈnɪər/
noun
1.
a high chest of drawers or bureau, often having a mirror on top.
2.
a low bookcase of the English Regency, with grille doors or doorless.
3.
a shallow, tall, open piece of furniture, of the 18th century, having shelves for the display of china.
Also, chiffonnier.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < French chiffonnier. See chiffon, -ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for chiffonier

chiffonier

/ˌʃɪfəˈnɪə/
noun
1.
a tall, elegant chest of drawers, originally intended for holding needlework
2.
a wide low open-fronted cabinet, sometimes fitted with two grille doors and shelves
Word Origin
C19: from French, from chiffon rag; see chiffon
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Word Origin and History for chiffonier
n.

"piece of furniture with drawers for women's needlework, cloth, etc.," 1806, from French chiffonnier, a transferred use, literally "rag gatherer," from chiffon, diminutive of chiffe "rag, piece of cloth, scrap, flimsy stuff" (see chiffon).

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