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What's a Chifforobe?
By: Ann Steiger  -  12/4/2015

Remember the court scene in To Kill A Mocking Bird? Mayella Ewell tells Atticus Finch about “busting up” a chifforobe and having Tom Robinson help her, thus the trouble. I have always wondered what is a chifforobe?

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Well, I went to my Webster Collegiate Dictionary. "A chifforobe is a large piece of furniture combining a tall chest of drawers with a long place to hang clothes and a full mirror.  Prior to the 1920’s, a chifforobe was a modern invention and a significant piece of furniture in a home. Rooms didn’t have any storage, so a chifforobe served an important purpose as a closet.”

Shown is a solid oak with the original finish and would have made a big impression in a pre-1920s home.

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We have this wonderful chifforobe here at the Roxy Theatre Antiques in downtown Kennewick. Our shop prides itself on finding lovely, old and original pieces of furniture which would make a true statement in your home.


Spring Tri-Cities Antique Show . . . with a twist of vintage!

March 11-12, 2016 at the Southridge Events Center -- Kennewick, WA

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