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Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
Located in Uckfield, Sussex
A fine early 19th century French walnut commode with exceptional color and patina.
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
H 38.25 in. W 52.5 in. D 24 in.
Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
Located in New Orleans, LA
Early 19th century French walnut commode-period restauration.
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Antique 19th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
H 35.5 in. W 41.5 in. D 21.5 in.
19th Century, French Walnut Commode
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Three drawer walnut commode hand cast bronze handles and lock surrounds, paneled sides and a scrolling apron.
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • 19th Century, French Walnut Commode
  • 19th Century, French Walnut Commode
  • 19th Century, French Walnut Commode
  • 19th Century, French Walnut Commode
H 32 in. W 52 in. D 26 in.
Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
Located in Martlesham, GB
Early 19th century French walnut bow front commode, the shaped moulded edge top above two deep drawers with original brass handles and escutcheons, the drawer fronts having heart sha...
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Antique 1820s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
  • Early 19th Century French Walnut Commode
H 35 in. W 48 in. D 25.5 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Walnut Commodes
Located in New York, NY
Each small scaled commode feature a demilune marble top over two bookmatched veneers drawers mounted with laurel wreath ormolu pulls, and inlaid with flower-filled Classical urns to ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

  • Pair of 19th Century French Walnut Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century French Walnut Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century French Walnut Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century French Walnut Commodes
H 30.25 in. W 25.75 in. D 13.75 in.
19th Century French Walnut Commode with Marble Top
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
19th century French walnut marble top commode. Nice original colour, figured and burr walnut. Having an upper shaped drawer over three drawers and plinth base with flat feet.
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Antique 19th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • 19th Century French Walnut Commode with Marble Top
  • 19th Century French Walnut Commode with Marble Top
  • 19th Century French Walnut Commode with Marble Top
  • 19th Century French Walnut Commode with Marble Top
H 36.62 in. W 51.58 in. D 25.99 in.
19th Century French Walnut Commode with Contrasting Marquetry, Honed Stone Top
Located in New York, NY
19th century walnut dresser with lighter toned marquetry inlay on the facade of each drawer. Stone top in anthracite colored marble with intricate soft grey veining.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Early 19th Century Walnut Commode
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A gorgeous French walnut commode from the early 1800s. The shaped walnut top sits over the well-thought-out and detailed commode, with fluted corners, wonderful raised-panel drawer f...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • French Early 19th Century Walnut Commode
  • French Early 19th Century Walnut Commode
  • French Early 19th Century Walnut Commode
  • French Early 19th Century Walnut Commode
H 32.38 in. W 40.38 in. D 23.5 in.
19th Century French Empire Walnut Commode
Located in High Point, NC
19th century French Empire commode from France made from walnut. The top is banded and has a beveled edge. This follows down to an apron containing a drawer over three drawers, all w...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • 19th Century French Empire Walnut Commode
  • 19th Century French Empire Walnut Commode
  • 19th Century French Empire Walnut Commode
  • 19th Century French Empire Walnut Commode
H 35.38 in. W 52 in. D 23 in.
19th c., French Walnut Commode
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Louis XV, Provencal walnut commode with three paneled drawers embellished with foliage reliefs and fitted with bronze hardware. The whole on scrolling feet.
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • 19th c., French Walnut Commode
  • 19th c., French Walnut Commode
  • 19th c., French Walnut Commode
  • 19th c., French Walnut Commode
H 41 in. W 55 in. D 27 in.
19th Century French Empire Style Walnut Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century Empire style walnut commode. Very fine finish and ebonized details along with pretty bronze hardware. A true Classic!!
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

French 19th Century Walnut Louis Philippe Commode
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Clean, straight lines are one of the signature features of the Louis Philippe style, and this exceptional walnut case piece from France is a wonderful example. This commode has a bea...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • French 19th Century Walnut Louis Philippe Commode
  • French 19th Century Walnut Louis Philippe Commode
  • French 19th Century Walnut Louis Philippe Commode
  • French 19th Century Walnut Louis Philippe Commode
H 36.75 in. W 51.5 in. D 22.25 in.
French Early-19th Century Empire Walnut Commode
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This handsome period Empire four- drawer walnut commode is from France, c. 1815, and features a white-veined grey marble top over an apron drawer with a gilt-bronze pull above three ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • French Early-19th Century Empire Walnut Commode
  • French Early-19th Century Empire Walnut Commode
  • French Early-19th Century Empire Walnut Commode
  • French Early-19th Century Empire Walnut Commode
H 36.25 in. W 44.875 in. D 23.375 in.
19th Century Walnut and Rosewood French Provincial Commode
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine 19th century antique walnut and rosewood French Provincial commode, circa 1860. Stunning example of a mid-19th century French walnut Provincial commode. 3 drawers with profus...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Commodes and Chests of...

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Walnut

19th Century Solid Walnut Empire Commode
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Elegant 19th century solid walnut Empire commode.
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • 19th Century Solid Walnut Empire Commode
  • 19th Century Solid Walnut Empire Commode
  • 19th Century Solid Walnut Empire Commode
  • 19th Century Solid Walnut Empire Commode
H 31.25 in. W 42 in. D 20 in.
Early 19th Century French Louis XIV Walnut Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Walnut Louis XIV commode is a study in understated elegance! Finely contoured facade defines four spacious drawers that are very deep to make a truly functional ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XIV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

French 19th Century Small Commode
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century small commode.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Directoire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • French 19th Century Small Commode
  • French 19th Century Small Commode
  • French 19th Century Small Commode
  • French 19th Century Small Commode
H 31.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 16.6 in.
19th Century French Regence Style Chest/Commode in Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome commode with bronze dore mounts. Three drawers that slide open easily and Has deep drawers for great storage. Walnut marquetry that is inlaid in geometric patterns.   
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Antique Late 19th Century French Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century French Empire Commode
Located in Palm Springs, CA
19th Century French Empire walnut and marble top commode. Four drawers, one 'hidden', with original bronze mounts.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Empire Commode
  • 19th Century French Empire Commode
  • 19th Century French Empire Commode
  • 19th Century French Empire Commode
H 37.75 in. W 50.5 in. D 24.5 in.
19th Century French Burl Walnut Commode with Grey Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century French burl walnut commode with inlaid pattern on the doors. The piece also has the original grey marble top and ample storage. Very fine quality!
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century French Commode
Located in Stamford, CT
French walnut commode with four drawers, bronze hardware, and carved detail, circa 1830s. Please note of wear consistent with age including old repairs and discoloration.
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Antique 1830s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

  • 19th Century French Commode
  • 19th Century French Commode
  • 19th Century French Commode
  • 19th Century French Commode
H 31.00 in. W 38.00 in. D 21.00 in.
Early 19th Century French Louis XV Style Walnut Commode Sauteuse
Located in Birmingham, AL
A fine 19th century French Louis XV style commode sauteuse handcrafted of solid walnut in Lyon, circa 1810. This elegant chest of drawers, also referred to as a "jumping commode" bec...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century French Provencial 4-Drawer Commode
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century French Provencial walnut 4-drawer commode. Three smaller drawers over one full drawer. Wonderful patina and the dimensions.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut

  • 19th Century French Provencial 4-Drawer Commode
  • 19th Century French Provencial 4-Drawer Commode
  • 19th Century French Provencial 4-Drawer Commode
  • 19th Century French Provencial 4-Drawer Commode
H 33.25 in. W 40.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Walnut Two Drawer Commode Louis XV Style French 19th. Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Louis XV Style Serpentine Shape Two Drawer Chest with iron pull and escutcheons standing on cabriole legs ending in curled feet. French, Circa 1830.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century French Regence Whitewashed Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Regence whitewashed commode boasts a graceful bow Front Design, enhanced by hand carved embellishment, all of which is highlighted by the distressed painted finis...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Régence Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Walnut

19th Century French Louis XV Style Walnut Commode with Carved Details
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French Louis XV style walnut commode with carved details.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century French Walnut Chest
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century French empire walnut chest with original pulls. Drawers centered between columns with bronze capitals. Few old charming restorations throughout- see photos.
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

  • 19th Century French Walnut Chest
  • 19th Century French Walnut Chest
  • 19th Century French Walnut Chest
  • 19th Century French Walnut Chest
H 33 in. W 36.25 in. D 19.6 in.
19th Century French Painted Rococo Commode
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
19th century painted French ormolu-mounted Rococo commode with a marble top, 1880 Dimensions: 50.5 inches (128 cm) wide 20 inches (51 cm) deep 36 inches (91 cm) high.
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Painted Rococo Commode
  • 19th Century French Painted Rococo Commode
  • 19th Century French Painted Rococo Commode
  • 19th Century French Painted Rococo Commode
H 36 in. W 50.5 in. D 20 in.
French Louis XV Marquetry 19th Century Walnut Commode with Marble Top
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Fit for royalty, a very elegant Louis XV bombe shaped commode having 3 roomy drawers, ormalu decoration, gorgeous marquetry and lively cream and caramel marble top. #442.         
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century French Elegant Walnut Commode with Two Drawers
Located in CH
This 19th century French elegant mahogany commode feature a kind of an oval colourful marble-top surrounded with brass decoration, over two bookmatched veneers drawers mounted with l...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

French Directoire Period Walnut Tiered 3-Drawer Marble-Top Commode, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having an inset marble top with galleried edges, above a conforming case housing three drawers, the top drawer with dividers, raised on square tapering legs, first quarter of the 19t...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Directoire Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut

French Charles X-Style Chest or Commode with Four Drawers, Walnut, 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome chest of drawers having white marble top with pale gray Veining. Four drawers that slide easily make this a beautiful and very Useful piece.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Charles X Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Early 19th Century French Empire Period Walnut Commode or Chest, Marble Top
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This early 19th century French Empire period bookmatched walnut commode or chest of drawers features a solid black marble top and two detached columns resting on square plinths. The ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Flamed Walnut Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century flamed walnut chest.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Walnut

  • French 19th Century Flamed Walnut Chest
  • French 19th Century Flamed Walnut Chest
  • French 19th Century Flamed Walnut Chest
  • French 19th Century Flamed Walnut Chest
H 36.75 in. W 51 in. D 23 in.
19th Century French Empire Walnut Commode with Old Fossilized Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French Empire walnut commode / chest with old fossilized marble top. Four drawers. Marble top measures 51.25" W x 24" D Just the chest measures 50" W x 22.25" D 36" t...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Early 19th Century Louis XIII Style Commode
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very lovely early 19th century French Louis XIII style commode from the South of France. Beautifully constructed from walnut in the Arbalette shape. Very sound. Outstanding hardwar...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • French Early 19th Century Louis XIII Style Commode
  • French Early 19th Century Louis XIII Style Commode
  • French Early 19th Century Louis XIII Style Commode
  • French Early 19th Century Louis XIII Style Commode
H 35.5 in. W 53.13 in. D 25.25 in.
19th Century French Period Louis Philippe Walnut and Fruitwood Parquetry Commode
Located in Birmingham, AL
An exceptional 19th century French Louis Philippe period commode, circa 1840s, handcrafted in Lyon of walnut and fruitwood parquetry with a bookmatched front. This fine chest of draw...
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Antique 1840s French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood, Walnut

19th Century French Hand Carved Three Drawers Walnut Commode in Louis XV Style
Located in CH
Hand carved walnut commode with three drawers in very good condition in Louis XV style. France, circa 1890.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Mid-19th Century French Carved Walnut Bombe Commode Chest with Grey Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique "Commode Sauteuse" was crafted in Provence, France, circa 1860. The fruitwood chest stands on cabriole legs with sabot feet over a scalloped apron. The chest of ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century French Empire Walnut Commode Chest of Drawers with Black Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant fruitwood chest of drawers was crafted in France, circa 1860. The traditional antique commode sits on round columnar feet, and features three drawers across the front wi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

French Neoclassic Walnut and Marble Top 5-Drawer Commode, 2ndq 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a dark grey and white veined marble top atop a conforming case housing three upper drawers over two larger lower drawers, all retaining original locks, the drawers with brass ...
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Antique 1830s French Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Continental Figured Walnut and Gilt Metal‑Mounted Petite Commode, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Continental figured walnut and gilt metal-mounted petite commode, 19th century, lockplates stamped "P. Wertheim & Co...", serpentine top, conforming drawers, cabriole legs.  
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Burl Walnut Commode with Black Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique fruitwood chest of drawers was crafted in France, circa 1860. The traditional commode with simple lines stands on four square feet over a thick and raised base ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Marble

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

Magnificent 19th Century Marble-Top Bombe Commode from France
Located in CH
Magnificent 19th century marble-top two-drawer bombe commode from Paris, circa 1880. This commode is made from walnut and features exquisite floral marquetry decoration and original ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th-Century French Neo-Baroque Commode with Marble Top
Located in Opole, PL
A piece of furniture, circa the end of the 19th century, in the form of a two-door commode with a marble top. The fronts of the doors are of concave-convex shape. The top is made of ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Baroque Revival Commodes and Chests of ...

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Walnut

19th Century Louis Philippe Burl Commode
Located in High Point, NC
19th century Louis Philippe commode from France, made from burl walnut. The top is wonderfully grained black marble and sits atop a walnut case with simple sides and burl walnut draw...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • 19th Century Louis Philippe Burl Commode
  • 19th Century Louis Philippe Burl Commode
  • 19th Century Louis Philippe Burl Commode
  • 19th Century Louis Philippe Burl Commode
H 38.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 23.25 in.
Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning antique French walnut and marquetry Louis Revival serpentine fronted commode, circa 1880 in date. This gorgeous commode features a Gris St.Anne shaped marble t...
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Antique 1880s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Early 19th Century French Louis XV Style Commode with Bronze Hardware
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century walnut French 3-drawer chest with original cast bronze hardware. Original marble top with single ogee and bull nose edge detail.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Louis Philippe Burled Veneer Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century Louis Philippe burled veneer commode. Great lines on this piece and it has a gorgeous marble top. Makes an elegant statement!!
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century Italian Rococo Style Bombe Commode
Located in Cypress, CA
Fabulous large 19th century Italian Rococo style walnut and olivewood veneered Bombe Commode with four drawers and beautiful bronze handles on cabriole legs. Very desirable and elega...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

French Walnut and Gilt Commode
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Early 19th C French walnut and gilt mounted 3 drawer commode. Very good colour. 1820 Reference: 5067 Dimensions 51 inches (130 cms) Wide 21.5 inches (55 cms) Deep 36 inches (91 cms...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

  • French Walnut and Gilt Commode
  • French Walnut and Gilt Commode
  • French Walnut and Gilt Commode
  • French Walnut and Gilt Commode
H 36 in. W 51 in. D 21.5 in.
Biedermeier Chest of Drawers in Walnut Wood, France, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
Biedermeier style chest of drawers from the beginning of the 19th century. This piece of furniture comes from France. It was made of solid walnut wood. Finished with shellac polish, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut

19th Century Louis Philippe Commode with Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century Louis Philippe commode with marble top.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century French Walnut Five-Drawer Chest with Marble Top
Located in Brea, CA
19th century French walnut chest of drawers with marble top has five working drawers. Beautiful bronze hardware and decorative escutcheons with aged patina. There are two working key...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of 19th Century Walnut Chest of Draws
Located in Cheshire, GB
A pair of 19th century French walnut commodes, the large rectangular Rosa Verona marble tops with rounded corners above an arrangement of three long and two short molded paneled draw...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Pair of 19th Century Walnut Chest of Draws
  • Pair of 19th Century Walnut Chest of Draws
  • Pair of 19th Century Walnut Chest of Draws
  • Pair of 19th Century Walnut Chest of Draws
H 35 in. W 40 in. D 19.5 in.
Antique French Louis XV Revival Marquetry Commode Chest, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful antique French Louis XV revival walnut and kingwood Marquetry commode, circa 1880 in date. The two-drawer commode with its fabulous purple veined marble top f...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

19th c. French Inlaid Walnut and Marble Semanier
Located in New York, NY
Nineteenth century French narrow inlaid walnut and seven drawer semanier chest with a marble top and cabriole legs.
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Early 19th Century Empire St. Walnut, Ormolu and Marble Chests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome and most impressive pair of French early 19th century Empire st. walnut, ormolu and Bleu Turquin marble chests. Each three drawer chest is raised by elegant square tapered...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

18th Century French Regence Inlaid Walnut Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
A very handsome 18th century. French Regence commode with original heavy bronze hardware. Fine French polish gives this commode a rich feel and shine. Exceptional craftsmanship and d...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

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19th Century French Walnut Commode For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 19th century French walnut commode you’re looking for. A 19th century French walnut commode — often made from wood, walnut and stone — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the 19th century French walnut commode you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 19th Century. A 19th century French walnut commode made by Louis XV designers — as well as those associated with Empire — is very popular. A well-made 19th century French walnut commode has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by André-Charles Boulle and Bellanger are consistently popular.

How Much is a 19th Century French Walnut Commode?

A 19th century French walnut commode can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,698, while the lowest priced sells for $1,195 and the highest can go for as much as $68,500.

Finding the Right Commodes Chests Of Drawers for You

Is it a commode or a chest of drawers?

Commode is the French term for a low chest of drawers, but it is also sometimes used to denote a piece with a particularly intricate design. The commode dates to circa 1700 France, where it was used as an alternative to a taller cabinet piece so as to not obscure paneled, mirrored or tapestried walls. Coffers, or chests, which were large wooden boxes with hinged lids and sometimes stood on ball feet, preceded chests of drawers, a fashionable cabinet furnishing that garnered acclaim for its obvious storage potential and versatility.

As time passed, French and British furniture makers led the way in the production of chests of drawers, and features like the integration of bronze and ornamental pulls became commonplace. Antique French commodes in the Louis XV style were sometimes crafted in mahogany or walnut, while an Italian marble top added a sophisticated decorative flourish. This specific type of case piece grew in popularity and double chests — tallboys and highboys, which were essentially one chest on top of another — followed.

So, what makes a chest of drawers different from a common dresser? Dressers are short, and chests of drawers are overall taller pieces of furniture that typically do not have room on the top for a mirror as most dressers do. Some chests of drawers have one column of four to six long drawers or three long drawers in their bottom section that are topped by a cluster of small side-by-side drawers on the top. To further complicate things, we sometimes refer to particularly short chests of drawers as nightstands.

Even though chests of drawers are commonly thought of as bedroom furniture to store clothing, these are adaptable pieces. A chest of drawers can house important documents — think of your walnut Art Deco commode as an upgrade to your filing cabinet. Nestle your chest near your home’s front door to store coats and other outerwear, while the top can be a place to drop your handbag. Add some flair to your kitchen, where this lovable case piece can hold pots, pans and even cookbooks.

When shopping for the right chest of drawers for your home, there are a few key things to consider: What will you be storing in it? How big a chest will you need? Speaking of size, don’t dream too big. If your space is on the smaller side, a more streamlined vintage mid-century modern chest of drawers, perhaps one designed by Paul McCobb or T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, may best suit your needs.

At 1stDibs, we make it easy to add style and storage to your home. Browse our collection of antique and vintage commodes and chests of drawers today.