I want to share some pictures of an antique piece we picked up last week in Washington. I had been eyeing it for quite some time and finally got the opportunity to pick it up and bring it back to Oregon.
It is a Chifferobe.
A Chifferobe is a combination of a wardrobe (the American external closet for hanging clothes) and a Chiffonier (the French version of a tall chest of drawers.)
This particular piece is an Empire design from the mid to late 1800’s. For part of its lifetime, it was stationed on a ship and used by the captain for his belongings.
You can see the Empire design with the curved drawers, corner and frame.
And how about those corner caps?!!
It still has the original wheels and keys to the locking drawers.
It is made from tiger oak and in spectacular condition considering how old it is.
I had to take these pictures around many obstacles so I hope I was able to do it justice with the angles I managed to get.
It is very substantive in size. Bulky. Thick. Large. Almost 7 feet tall.
Take a long look at it….
…very “Restoration Hardware” don’t ya think?