Roxy Theater Antiques  Home Roxy Theater Antiques  Home 509-585-2301phone number

Roxy Theater Antiques  Home Roxy Theater Antiques  Blog Roxy Theater Antiques  Antique Show Roxy Theater Antiques  RTAGs


My simple rule - Reach out and provide each person coming through our door at least 3 distinct experiences in the Shop.  Experience a new idea, and accept our invitatation to respond and have some fun too!


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?

antique store tri-cities, antique store kennewick, roxy theater antiques

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.

roxy theater antiques, antique store kennewick, antique store tri-cities

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

tri-cities antique show, roxy theater antiques, kennewick wa

Click here to post a comment!
Back to Category List
Ann Steiger
Welcome to our new blog!
RSS Feeds
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner AddThis Feed Button
Recent Posts
Blog Catalogs

Find Blogs in the Blog Directory  

Roxy Theatre Blog Spring Antique Show Roxy Theatre Antiques
Funky Junk, Vintage Treasure and Antique Finds
Fun at the Roxy!
Show Happenings! The Tri-Cities Antique Show . . . with a twist of vintage!
Ann on the Road
Early Buying
History of the Roxy Theatre
Contact Information

© 2011-2020. All Rights Reserved. Created and Maintained by bWyse - Seattle Web Site Design
Your Social Media Networking Company