Dark wood chiffonier with carved backboard and shelf. Two doors at front and raised on a black lift.
The two chiffonier cabinets in the Richmond’s living room date from the early-to-mid 1800s. They both feature carved decorations on the top edges of the backboards. Victorian chiffoniers tended to take on the characteristics of the Rococo revival with a notable increase in carved ornament and scrollwork around the serpentine-shaped backs. It was a key piece of furniture in many dining rooms.