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?
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.
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