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Louis XVI Style Chest of Drawers, France, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Charming Louis XVI style two-drawer commode in natural waxed pine wood, with a pink travertine top. Raised on tapering and fluted legs. Carved oval medallion detail on either side. T...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode, Chest of Drawers or Dresser, Signed
Located in Arles, FR
Elegant and perfectly sized 19th century French Louis XVI style commode or dresser. This mahogany two-drawer commode has gilt bronze hardware and mounts, inlaid on all sides, and a b...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Walnut Commode or Chest of Drawers
Located in Birmingham, AL
Early 19th century French Louis XVI style five-drawer commode or chest of drawers handcrafted of walnut by skilled craftsmen in Lyon, having original brass hardware, circa 1820s. Thi...
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Antique 1820s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Chest
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine and elegant French mid-19th century Louis XVI style mahogany chest. The chest is raised on circular fluted tapered legs. The three drawers, two of which are without cross bars...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Louis XVI Style Chest of Drawers, kingwood marquetry, 19th century
Located in Belmont, MA
Louis XVI style chest of drawers, France, second half of the 19th century. Beautiful rosewood and kingwood veneer and Marquetry. With maroon colored marble top and original bronze f...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Patinated Chests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style patinated chests. Each chest is raised by fine circular tapered fluted legs below carved block rosettes and fluted columns that...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Louis XVI Style Provincial Fruitwood Commode or Chest of Drawers, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
19th century Louis XVI style Provincial fruitwood and marble-top commode or chest of drawers, the rectangular variegated charcoal marble top above a case fitted with three long drawe...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Louis XVI style Chest 19 th c.
Located in Houston, TX
French chest mahogany and various exotic woods Marble top in pale gold and pale rouge coloration Intricate marquetry designs in geometric patterns
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • French Louis XVI style Chest 19 th c.
  • French Louis XVI style Chest 19 th c.
  • French Louis XVI style Chest 19 th c.
  • French Louis XVI style Chest 19 th c.
H 33.75 in. W 29.5 in. D 18.25 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Three Door Chest
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking French 19th century Louis XVI style tulipwood, ormolu and painted three drawer chest. The chest is raised by square tapered legs with fine foliate wraparound ormolu sabots...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

19th Century Chest of Drawers Louis XVI Style by Mercier Freres, Paris
By Mercier Freres
Located in Zurich, CH
19th century chest of drawers Louis XVI style by Mercier Freres, Paris with inlays and brass decorations.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Patinated Three-Drawer Chests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and charming pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style patinated three drawer chests. Each chest is raised by circular tapered fluted legs below fluted columns which...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Louis XVI Style French Commode or Chest of Drawers
Located in Winter Park, FL
A Louis XVI style French commode, or chest of drawers, made of solid walnut with brass trim and original pink marble top. Five dovetailed drawers with original pulls and working lock...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-19th century French commode constructed in the manner of Louis XVI with a beautiful top of gray soapstone over a walnut case containing three drawers. Each drawer is inlaid with ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Soapstone, Brass

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
H 31.75 in. W 46 in. D 19.25 in.
Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Carrara Marble Chest
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany, ormolu and white Carrara marble chests. Each lovely chest is raised by fine circular fluted tapered legs wi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
A Louis XVI style commode, 19th century, France, veneered with tulip and kingwood, the three drawers with ring-pull handles and escutcheons, with ebony and boxwood stripes, on tapere...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
  • 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
H 34.26 in. W 49.61 in. D 22.05 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Country French Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant country French 19th century Louis XVI style three-drawer commode with a wonderful patinated finish and faux marble top. The commode is raised by square tapered legs be...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Louis XVI Style Marble-Top Bombe Commode or Chest of Drawers, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Louis XVI style marble-top bombe commode or chest of drawers, 19th century. The rectangular pudding stone top over two drawers, inlaid with marquetry floral design, gilt metal mounts...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Metal

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Patinated Oak Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated oak commode. The five drawer commode is raised by fine square tapered fluted legs above block rosettes and elegant fluted desig...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Tall Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Rosewood Marquetry Chest, Marble
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Standing at 48.5 inches in height, this late 19th century French Louis XVI style chiffonier or tall chest features a rosewood Marquetry facade and a Saint Anne marble top. The cabine...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Patinated Commode À Portes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style patinated Commode à Portes. Each chest is raised by square tapered fluted feet below the straight fluted apron. At the center a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French Mid-19th Century circa 1840 Three-Drawer Mahogany Louis XVI Style Chest
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine and elegant French mid-19th century Louis XVI style mahogany chest. The chest is raised on circular fluted tapered legs. The three drawers, two of which are without cross bars...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Bleached Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautifully carved early 19th century French Louis XVI style bleached commode. Very fine patina and ample storage as well. A gorgeous piece!!
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

19th Century French Bombe Fronted Louis XVI Style Commode
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century French Louis XVI style Bombe fronted two-drawer commode, having its original marble top, gilded ormolu Rococo influenced mounts and handles, the draw...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Early 19th Century Louis XVI Style Tulipwood and Ormolu Chest
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent and high quality French early 19th century Louis XVI style tulipwood and ormolu five drawer chest. The chest is raised by unusual and most handsome square tapered feet ...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Marble Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany and marble commode. The chest is raised by circular tapered fluted legs with fine ormolu sabots and top caps. Each leg is conn...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Louis XVI Style French Walnut Briarwood Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, 1870
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Sober and valuable French chest of drawers with two large and deep drawers, the locks and decorations are in bronze casting well detailed; very nice and particular the protection, al...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Belle Époque Period Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period mahogany, tulipwood, charmwood, ormolu and white Carrara marble commodes, attribut...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gray Patinated Two-Drawer Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style gray patinated two drawer commodes. Each commode is raised by tapered fluted legs with a fluted frieze above. The two wide draw...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Commode Attributed to Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and important French 19th century Louis XVI style tulipwood, kingwood and ormolu mounted 'D' shaped commode, attributed to Paul Sormani. The commode is raised by elongated...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

19th Century Louis XVI Style Three-Drawer Petite Commode
Located in CH
19th century Louis XVI style three-drawer petite commode from Paris, circa 1860. This commode is made from kingwood and features exquisite floral marquetry decoration at front and on...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Demilune Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Demilune chest, having its original top of Carrara marble, surrounded by 3/4 pierced gallery, over double stacked drawers, its fielded front and sides framed in brass, raised on roun...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Small 19th c. French Louis XVI Style Ormolu-Trimmed Commode
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (19th Cent) satinwood and parquetry inlaid small commode with 3 drawers and gilt bronze trim
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Creamy Gray Patinated Three-Drawer Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome and decorative French 19th century Louis XVI style creamy gray patinated three-drawer commode. The commode is raised by square tapered fluted legs below a fluted column wi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century Louis XVI Style Bombe Commode
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century marquetry inlaid kingwood commode, having its original marble-top, two large drawers, ormolu mounts and handles and raised on out swept legs.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Bombe Commode
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Bombe Commode
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Bombe Commode
  • 19th Century Louis XVI Style Bombe Commode
H 32.68 in. W 44.89 in. D 21.26 in.
French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Style Flamed Mahogany and Ormolu Commode
By Maison Krieger
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and grand scale French mid-19th century Louis XVI style flamed mahogany and ormolu-mounted Commode de Chateau after a model by Guillaume Beneman, Joseph Stöckel and att...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Demilune Marble-Top Commode
Located in New York, NY
19th century French Louis XVI style demilune kingwood, marquetry and parquetry inlaid bronze-mounted marble-top commode.
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Transition-Louis XVI Style Commode, France, End 19th-20th Century Stamped Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Madrid, ES
Commode with four cabriolet shaped legs decorated with a combination of spikes of wood in the shape of a spike and elements applied in gilded bronze with a clear classicist influence...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Fine French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu-Mounted Tulipwood Commode
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine French, 19th century Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted mahogany and tulip wood commode with a brèche violette marble top, after the model by Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806)...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Marquetry Fontainebleau Commode
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French 19th century Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted mahogany, fruitwood and sycamore marquetry and parquetry commode with a Brèche Violette marble-top, after the model by Jean-...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Early 19th Century French Painted Louis XVI Style Three-Drawer Commode
Located in Birmingham, AL
Early 19th century French Louis XVI style three-drawer commode or chest of drawers handcrafted near Nimes in the South of France, having a beautifully distressed off white painted fi...
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Antique 1820s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th c. French Louis XV/XVI Style Commode Signed by Decour
By Decour
Located in New York, NY
Nineteenth century French Louis XV/ Louis XVI transitional style commode signed by Decour. The gilt bronze-mounted, two-door commode is composed of tulipwood with a marble top and tw...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Ormolu-Mounted Commode
By Léon Kann
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French palatial 19th-20th century Louis XVI style mahogany and ormolu-mounted "Marie Antoinette Style" medallion commode with a Fleur de Pêche marble top, after a model by Ben...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century Mahogany and Gilded Bronze Louis XVI Style Console
Located in LEGNY, FR
19th century mahogany and gilded bronze Louis XVI style console. One large drawer. Gilded brass gallery and Carrara marble top. Scraper gilded bronze. Beautiful quality.  
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Kingwood Marquetry 2-Drawer Commode
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Late 19th century Louis XVI style kingwood Marquetry 2-drawer commode This glowing tulip and kingwood Marquetry commode in the Louis XVI style is richly adorned with gilded bronze...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Fine French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Commode
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and palatial French 19th century Louis XVI style gilt bronze-mounted mahogany, satinwood, tulipwood and fruitwood marquetry and parquetry commode, after a model by Jean H...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Louis XVI Style Commode After Jean Henri Reisener
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting an absolutely stunning 19th century Louis XVI style, Harewood and Kingwood commode after the model made by Jean Henri Reisener. We are of the opinion that our Commode is a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood, Harewood

Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Commode 19th Century Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted commode 19th century marble top of breakfront form having three drawers with working key. The bronze mounts depict leaf and berry design. The si...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Three-Drawer Commode with Brass Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style three-drawer commode from the early 20th century, with brass accents. Created in France during the early years of the 20th century, this Louis XVI style comm...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19th C. Louis XVI Style Marquetry 2-drawer Marble Commode
Located in Vero Beach, FL
19th Century Louis XVI Style Marquetry 2-drawer Siena Marble Commode This Louis XVI style commode is beautifully veneered and decorated with intricate marquetry work on 3 sides. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Siena Marble

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Bleached Three-Drawer Commode with Marble To
Located in Birmingham, AL
19th century French Louis XVI style bleached cherry commode, circa 1880s, having a beautiful dark emperador marble top above three drawers adorned with original brass neoclassical pu...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Marquetry and Gilt-Bronze Armorial Commode
By Bronzes By Leon Kahn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and large French late 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany, Kingwood Bandings and fruitwood marquetry armorial commode with Sycamore Marquertry and gilt bronze mounts, after ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze, Ormolu

Late 19th Century Louis XVI Marble-Top Mahogany Commode in Style of Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Essex, MA
A very fine 19th Century Louis XVI style marble-top commode in the style of Paul Sormani. Original marble and mounts. Mahogany throughout with oak secondary wood.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Semanier
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (19th/20th century) mahogany semanier (seven drawer chest of drawers) with bronze doré handles and trim supported on fluted tapered legs with a white marble to...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

  • French Louis XVI Style Semanier
  • French Louis XVI Style Semanier
  • French Louis XVI Style Semanier
  • French Louis XVI Style Semanier
H 60.5 in. W 36 in. D 16.25 in.
Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Serpentine French Commode
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a very pleasant Louis XV/XVI transitional style French commode, the pink variegated serpentine marble top with ogee edge over two long conforming drawers flanked by ormolu mo...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Metal

French Louis XVI Style Marble-Top and Bronze Chiffonier Lingerie Chest
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant antique French 19th century Louis XVI style tulipwood chiffonier or lingerie chest with six drawers. Features original marble top and beautiful ornate bronze ormolu mounts an...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Fine French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Marquetry & Gilt-Bronze Mounted Commode
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and large French late 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany, kingwood bandings and fruitwood marquetry armorial commode with Sycamore Marquetry and gilt bronze mounts, After a...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

French 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Gilt Bronze Mounted Commode
By Benneman and Stockel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French 19th-20th century Louis XVI style mahogany and gilt-bronze mounted "Marie Antoinette Style" Medallion Commode, after a model by Benneman & Stökel, The gilt-bronze panels aft...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Petite Neoclassical Style Chest of Drawers or Commode, France, 1850
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Chicago, IL
French Louis XVI style chest of drawers or commode after a model by Jean-Henri Riesener, with its petite portions will fit comfortably into small spaces. The top drawer is smaller wi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

French Louis XVI Style Oval Bedside Commode
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (19th century) oval mahogany bedside commode with open stretcher and green marble top.  
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • French Louis XVI Style Oval Bedside Commode
  • French Louis XVI Style Oval Bedside Commode
  • French Louis XVI Style Oval Bedside Commode
  • French Louis XVI Style Oval Bedside Commode
H 29 in. W 16.5 in. D 14.5 in.
Pair of French Louis XVI Style Small Bedside Commodes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI style (19th Cent) oval form small bedside commodes (chevets) with parquetry inlaid design with 3 drawers and shelf, bronze trim, & marble top with gallery.  ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

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19th Century French Louis Xvi Style Chest Of Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 19th century french louis xvi style chest of drawers for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 19th century french louis xvi style chest of drawers was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and stone. There are all kinds of 19th century french louis xvi style chest of drawers available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. 19th century french louis xvi style chest of drawers made by Louis XVI designers — as well as those associated with Louis XV — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many 19th century french louis xvi style chest of drawers are appealing in their simplicity, but Paul Sormani, Decour and Frédéric Schmit produced popular 19th century french louis xvi style chest of drawers that are worth a look.

How Much are 19th Century French Louis Xvi Style Chest Of Drawers?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $14,750, while they’re typically $1,643 on the low end and $280,500 highest priced.

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In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

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