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A man working at science, however dull and dirty his work may seem at times, is like one of those "chiffoniers," as they call them in Paris -- people who spend their lives in gathering rags and sifting refuse, but who may put their hands at any moment upon some precious jewel.
Madam How and Lady Why Charles Kingsley 1847
Baudelaire's initial call for the "equal treatment" of wine seeks to reverse the condition of neglect to which it is consigned in the Physiology of Taste, a condition it shares with the ragpicker-king of "Le Vin des chiffoniers," obviously, but also with Hoffman and
There were two lovely bedrooms, set with brass and white enamel beds, white ribbon-trimmed chairs and chiffoniers to match.
Sister Carrie 2004
On my right hand and on my left, as I stood inside the door, were chiffoniers and little stands in buhl and marquetterie, loaded with figures in
The Woman in White 2003
Trunks were unpacked, valises stripped of their contents, closets and chiffoniers filled, bureaus blossomed with a wonderful collection of combs, brushes, barettes, ribbons, and various bottles and jars.
There are also beautiful reproductions of bedroom furniture, chairs and dressing-tables, desks, chiffoniers and _Chaises-longues, _ and beds.
Not a word of thanks, you notice, for the new avenues of beauty which we had opened out for him; no gratitude for the great revelation that art was not bounded by aspidistras nor comfort by chiffoniers; nothing but that old reactionary spirit to which, if I may speak of lesser things, the Russian Revolution was due.
You produce gold watches, jewelleries, silver forks and épergnes, commodes, chiffoniers, stuffed sofas -- Heavens, the Commercial Bazar and multitudinous Howel and James cannot contain you!
Morris-chair near it, straightened our couch-covers, and arranged the screen around the chiffoniers.
The Fifth Wheel A Novel Olive Higgins Prouty 1928
What does one want with dusty economic books, which have made the world no better, or with mother's hideous chiffoniers?
Howards End 1924