The chiffonnier, however, despised as he is, figures a good deal in literature.
For Trilby had a chiffonnier's basket strapped on her back, and carried a pick and lantern.
"That chiffonnier's basket isn't hitched high enough," she remarked.
On her way out she stopped before Taffy's picture—a chiffonnier with his lantern bending over a dust heap.
The first to appear was a 'chiffonnier,' who threw his sack and pick down by the basin, bathed his face, and drank from his hand.
At the same moment down came three or four bottles from the chiffonnier and shot a web of pungency into the air of the room.
This chiffonnier, he says carries in him the stuff of a Diogenes.
Paper-maker, a rag-gatherer, or gutter-raker—similar to the chiffonnier of Paris.
Le pre Martin didn't—but, of course, he was only a chiffonnier, and doesn't count.
She left them, therefore, with the exception of such as she wore every day, openly displayed on a chiffonnier.
"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).