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Streamlined Art Deco Black Lacquered Chest w/ Machine Age Nickeled Ribbon Pulls
Located in New York, NY
This handsome streamlined Machine Age Art Deco chest was realized in the United States, circa 1935. Composed of a lustrous black lacquer body, it features nickel stylized ribbon pull...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Nickel

Pair of Art Deco Black Lacquer Chests by De Coene Frères
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Art Deco chests designed by De Coene Frères. Black Lacquer with nickeled bronze pulls, details and sabots. Featuring the original De Coene label. Full professional re...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze, Nickel

Italian Art Deco Parchment, Walnut and Black Chest of Drawers, 1930s
Located in Meda, MB
Italian dresser from the 1930s produced in Italy. The front of the drawers are in parchment while the profiles are in walnut. The structure and handles are in black lacquered wood....
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Art Deco Streamlined Black Lacquer and Walnut Chest with Silvered Bakelite Pulls
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Art Deco chest was realized in France circa 1930. It features a streamlined form with black lacquer edges burled walnut drawers and bookmatched walnut sides and top. The...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Lacquer

Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1930s commode or small chest of three drawers with walnut frame and mirrored drawer fronts, top and sides. Curved apron and tapered legs with brass capped feet. Found in Englan...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
H 31.5 in. W 36 in. D 17.25 in.
Art Deco Black Lacquered Wood and Maple Italian Chest of Drawers, 1940s
Located in Meda, MB
This Art Deco dresser was produced in Italy in the 1940s. The front and the profiles are in maple while the structure is finely black lacquered. The original handles are in glass a...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Art Deco Black Lacquered Wood and Parchment Italian Chest of Drawers, 1940s
Located in Meda, MB
This chest of drawers was produced in the 1940s in Italy. The structure is black lacquered while the drawers are covered in parchment. The handles and details are in brass.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Art Deco Style Chest of Drawers in Natural Goatskin and Black Lacquered Wood
Located in Rome, IT
Chest of drawers with three drawers in black lacquered mahogany wood and parchment goatskin leather. The body and the legs are finished in black polished lacquer, the drawers by diam...
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Early 2000s Italian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Original Art Deco Black Metal Chest of Drawers by Norman Bel Geddes
By Norman Bel Geddes
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Pair of original American Art Deco enameled black metal chests of drawers with chrome detailing, brass pulls and feet, by Norman Bel Geddes for Simmons, 1933, all original condition.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Chrome, Metal

Pair of Italian Art Deco Black and Silver Leaf Chest of Drawers, 1930s
Located in Meda, MB
Pair of twin chest of drawers from the 1930s made in Italy. The structure and the drawers are black lacquered while the handles and feet are in turned wood and covered with silver l...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Silver Leaf

Satinwood Deco Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Reproduction of an Art Deco Chest. Bookmatched Satinwood Veneers with Mahogany Center Oval Medallion. Scrolled Abstract Solid Wood Elements Crown Top. Bottom 3 Drawer have Touch Lat...
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Late 20th Century American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Satinwood, Mahogany

  • Satinwood Deco Chest of Drawers
  • Satinwood Deco Chest of Drawers
  • Satinwood Deco Chest of Drawers
  • Satinwood Deco Chest of Drawers
H 40 in. W 48 in. D 21 in.
Pair of French Art Deco Chests of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1940s French black lacquered chests of drawers with gilt details. Amethyst glass pulls. Measurements: Width 40" Height 34" Depth 21".
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Vintage 1940s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Art Deco Jet Black and Gilt Greek Key Commode
Located in Port Chester, NY
A jet black painted and gilt chest of drawers, the rectangular top above four recessed gilt-framed drawers with bamboo stem handles and brass accents, on a vintage gilt steel Greek k...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Wood

Captivating Art Deco Commode Black and Red Lacquer
Located in Kingston, NY
This captivating Art Deco commode features a two-toned high gloss lacquer in black and cherry. It has two swing doors, three drawers and chrome detailing and fixtures. Made in Fra...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of French Black and Gold Art Deco Style Nightstands
Located in New York, NY
Unique pair of French Art Deco style nightstands/commodes with black tinted and reverse painted gold glass, and brass trims. The legs are 12-3/4" H and each drawer measures 29" W x 6...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

French Art Deco Piano Black and Silver Leaf 2 Drawer Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Period French Art Deco piano black and silver leaf 2 drawer commode. This piece has an exceptional finish. Very stylish!!
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

Art Deco Small Furniture, Black Lacquer, Mahogany, Nickel, France, circa 1930
Located in Regensburg, DE
Unusual Art Deco / modernism small furniture / side chest / minibar from France, circa 1930. Excellently restored condition with new black lacquer, nickel-plated fittings and polish...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Stainless Steel, Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Wood and Black Lacquer Chest, Commode
Located in Miami, FL
Handsome and classily simple, this three-drawer chest has been restored in a high polish finish.
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Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Chic Restored Art Deco Commode in Bamboo and Black Lacquer, circa 1940
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exquisite Art Deco cabinet, France, circa 1940. Expertly crafted oak construction with a subtle bullnose case detail framing the doors. The cabinet front is veneered in bamboo; si...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Bamboo, Rattan

Quilted Chest of Drawers in Black Shagreen by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Quilted chest of drawers in black shagreen is a beautifully detailed piece with its shagreen round beveled drawers and clean lines. The deep black shagreen finish gives a luxurio...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Pair of French Art Deco Marble Top Bedside Commodes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco rectangular burl walnut bedside commodes crowned with rectangular grey tops and accented with stylized floral maple trim and curved maple feet. Each commode f...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Tomboy Chest of Drawers in Black Shagreen by R & Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Tomboy chest of drawers in black shagreen is a Classic piece that would suit any living style. The simplicity of the piece allows for the rich shagreen inlay to speak for itself....
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Shagreen Stingray, Shagreen Stingray

Grey Shagreen Chest of Drawers with Black Stone Marquetry by Ginger Brown
By Ginger Brown
Located in Bourguebus, FR
This beautiful organic chest of drawers is made of dark grey shagreen (our ref CARBON). It has 2 drawers, and the top is inlaid with a polished black stone marquetry. The drawers h...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Stone

Lola Chest of Drawers in Black Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Lola chest of drawers by R&Y Augousti is an elegant piece with its subtle geometry. This chest of drawers is inlaid in black shagreen, with the sides completely inlaid in bronze-...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Lola Chest of Drawers in Black Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Lola chest of drawers by R&Y Augousti is an elegant piece with its subtle geometry. This chest of drawers is inlaid in black shagreen, with the sides completely inlaid in bronze-...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Late Art Deco Burl Birch, Three-Drawer Commode Attributed to Donald Deskey
By Donald Deskey
Located in Miami, FL
Late Art Deco burl birch, three-drawer commode of typical form.
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

Davidson's Art Deco, Nazarova Beside Table, in High-Gloss Brown Macassar Ebony
By Davidson
Located in London, GB
A beautiful bedside chest finished in Macassar ebony and lightly distressed gold leaf, forming part of the Nazarova collection. This chic chest has three drawers with delicate inl...
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2010s British Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Gold Leaf, Brass

Chest of Drawers with Blue Suede and Gold-Plated Pulls
Located in East Hampton, NY
By Jansen - a rare 12 drawers clad with vibrant and rich suede - all original hardware (gold-plated pulls). Polished mahogany base. Just breathtaking. ALL original! Found in Argent...
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Vintage 1940s Argentine Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Suede

Constellation Commode in Black Quartz, Black Shagreen and Brass by Kifu, Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The constellation commode is the perfect storage unit for a living room or dining area. The amorphous shaped piece is completely inlaid in black shagreen, with a stunning Smokey blac...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Constellation Commode in Black Quartz, Black Shagreen and Brass by Kifu, Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The constellation commode is the perfect storage unit for a living room or dining area. The amorphous shaped piece is completely inlaid in black shagreen, with a stunning Smokey blac...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Gorgeous Mahogany Black Lacquer Commode by John Stuart, circa 1940
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exquisite restored Art Deco commode by John Stuart, circa 1940. Stout, expertly crafted mahogany case construction finished in black lacquer. Heavy elegant solid brass strap hardw...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Italian Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Brown and Black Curved Birch Burl, 1930
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian Art Deco chest of drawers in brown and black curved birch burl 1930 brass coral red handles.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Dressers

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Birch, Burl

Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller night stand
By Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller
Located in Dallas, TX
Matching chests from set on another post, see all items. Good restored condition. Classic Rohde design.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Cosima 7 Console / Storage Unit in Cream Shagreen and Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Cosima 7 console, is both practical and stunning in design. This smaller console includes 6 beveled geometric drawers that can used to store anything from jewelry to stationary. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Bespoke Cosulich Creation Art Deco Design Gold Brass Black and Cream White Chest
Located in New York, NY
Italian three-drawer customizable commode / sideboard, entirely handmade, exclusive modern Art Deco design by Cosulich Interiors, showing high quality and elegance of execution: the ...
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2010s Italian Modern Sideboards

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Gold Leaf, Brass

Wave Jewelry Chest in Black Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Wave jewelry chest in black shagreen by R&Y Augousti is a stunning geometric piece to store your personal items. This piece has 4 drawer compartments and sits on 4 bronze-patina ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Talisa Jewelry Chest in Cream Shagreen, Black Pen Shell & Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Talisa jewelry chest in cream shagreen, black pen shell and brass by R&Y Augousti is a stunning piece to store your personal items. This piece has 2 doors that open to 4 drawer compa...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

1970s Italian Design Floating Ivory White and Black Chest or Side Table/Console
Located in New York, NY
This is a very chic vintage small console/side table with two drawers, entirely edged with chromed metal lines, the surround is all black and ivory white glass. The design is extreme...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Art Deco Side Tables

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Chrome

Sonia Jewelry Chest in Cream Shagreen, Black Pen Shell and Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Sonia jewelry chest in cream shagreen, shell and brass by R&Y Augousti is a stunning piece to store your personal items. This piece has 2 doors that open to 4 drawer compartments...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Bespoke Cosulich Creation Gold Brass and Black Three-Drawer Chest or Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
Italian three-drawer contemporary customizable commode, entirely handmade, exclusive modern Art Deco design by Cosulich Interiors, showing high quality and elegance of execution: the...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Sideboards

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Complete Silver Set in Wooden Chest by Calderoni Fratelli
Located in Oakland, CA
Complete twelve-piece silver service for twelve in beautiful condition from Calderoni Fratelli of Milan Italy. The set contains a total of 153 pieces and all of it housed in a custom...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Tableware

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Silver Plate

Constellation Commode in Black Quartz, Black Shagreen & Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The constellation commode is the perfect storage unit for a living room or dining area. The amorphous shaped piece is completely inlaid in black shagreen, with a stunning smokey blac...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Hungarian Art Deco Tapered Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
Hungarian art deco tapered chest, the rectangular top surmounting four black lacquered drawers with chrome escutcheons, raised on splayed legs.
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Vintage 1940s Hungarian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Hungarian Art Deco Tapered Chest
  • Hungarian Art Deco Tapered Chest
  • Hungarian Art Deco Tapered Chest
  • Hungarian Art Deco Tapered Chest
H 38.5 in. W 35.5 in. D 16 in.
Art Deco Black Lacquered and Brass Chest-of-Drawers
Located in Chicago, IL
An Art Deco Black Lacquered Chest of Drawers with Four-Drawers and Featuring Circular Brass Pulls
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Art Deco Chest of Drawers
Located in Houston, TX
This chest of drawers is build from Macassar and rosewood. It has seven spacious drawers and nice wooden trimming on the edges. The chest is elevated by seven elongated legs, surroun...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chrome

  • Art Deco Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Chest of Drawers
H 45 in. W 18 in. D 13 in.
Art Deco Tall Eight-Drawer Chest
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco tall eight-drawer chest. Designed by De Coene Frères.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Lacquer, Lacquer

  • Art Deco Tall Eight-Drawer Chest
  • Art Deco Tall Eight-Drawer Chest
  • Art Deco Tall Eight-Drawer Chest
  • Art Deco Tall Eight-Drawer Chest
H 47.25 in. W 34.75 in. D 16 in.
1940 Black Stained Mahogany French Art Deco Chest of Drawers
Located in Rome, IT
French Art Deco commodes. Body veneered in mahogany stained black, above the top is instead veneered in maple wood. The top above, as you can see from the photos, is raised and the f...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Maple

Art Deco Machine Age Bookmatched Mahogany & Black Lacquer Streamlined High Chest
By Tri-Bond Furniture 1
Located in New York, NY
This refined high chest was realized by the Tri-Bond Furniture Company in the United States, circa 1935. It features five drawers a bow-front offering sinuous curves in bookmatched m...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Lacquer

Art Deco Machine Age Streamlined Bookmatched Burled Walnut & Black Lacquer Chest
Located in New York, NY
This refined Art Deco Machine Age chest was realized in the United States, circa 1935. Created from bookmatched and burled walnut, the piece offers a streamlined form with a bowfront...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Lacquer

One Of A Kind Art Deco Chest Of Drawer
Located in Greding, DE
One of a kind German Art Deco chest of drawer in black and silver with a glass top from the 1920 / 30's in original unchanged condition.
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20th Century German Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • One Of A Kind Art Deco Chest Of Drawer
  • One Of A Kind Art Deco Chest Of Drawer
  • One Of A Kind Art Deco Chest Of Drawer
  • One Of A Kind Art Deco Chest Of Drawer
H 35.63 in. W 36.03 in. D 20.08 in.
Swedish Art Moderne Black Lacquer Three-Drawer Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
Three-drawer elm chest newly refinished in black lacquer on sleek square legs updated with brushed nickel ring hardware. A great piece to store your bedding or clothes. A handsome...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

A Late Art Deco Black Lacquer, Shagreen, and Brass Mounted 2 Drawer Chest, Jean Pascaud
By Jean Pascaud
Located in Miami, FL
the rectangular top above 2 drawers faced in shagreen and detailed in diamond patterns flanked by curved tapering legs, the front legs ending in sabots
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Art Deco Machine Age Exotic Burled Elm, Black Lacquer and Brushed Nickel Chest
By Donald Deskey
Located in New York, NY
This stunning chest in an incredible example of The Machine Ages influence on Art Deco in America. This chest features three types of bookmatched exotic burled elm with black lacquer...
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Vintage 1930s North American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Nickel

Art Deco Birch Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality Art Deco chest of drawers, circa 1930. 3 graduating drawers with ebony stringing and ebonized wooden handles. Burr birch veneers used to full effect on this fine c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of ...

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Ceramic, Glass, PVC

  • Art Deco Birch Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Birch Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Birch Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Birch Chest of Drawers
H 26.5 in. W 39.25 in. D 19.75 in.
20th Century Art Deco Inlaid Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Swedish Art Deco chest of drawers, circa 1920. Inlaid to the three-drawer fronts with swags and florals. Measures: Height 26 1/3" width 37 1/3" depth 16 3/4" EA597.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • 20th Century Art Deco Inlaid Chest of Drawers
  • 20th Century Art Deco Inlaid Chest of Drawers
  • 20th Century Art Deco Inlaid Chest of Drawers
  • 20th Century Art Deco Inlaid Chest of Drawers
H 26.3 in. W 37.3 in. D 16.75 in.
Art Deco Black Lacquer Chests by De Coene Frères, Belgium, 1930s
By De Coene
Located in Brussels, BE
Art Deco black lacquer chests by De Coene Frères, Belgium, 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Lacquer

Swedish Art Moderne Black Lacquer and Golden Birch Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
Black lacquer and golden birch three-drawer chest. Key is not included and is not needed to operate drawers.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French Art Deco Chest of Drawers in Walnut with Silver Handles
Located in Houston, TX
French Art Deco chest of drawers in walnut with silver handles This side table or nightstand is made out of high quality walnut wood. It has five drawers with silver handles. The...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Art Deco Style Polychromed Mirrored Chest of Drawers Commode Night Stand
Located in Stamford, CT
A beautiful polychromed chest of drawers in the Art Deco style, decorated with reverse-paint mirror veneers, the conforming case fitted with three drawers each decorated with shell-f...
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Vintage 1950s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Streamlined Art Deco High Chest in Book Matched Walnut and Brass Pulls
Located in New York, NY
This streamlined Art Deco high chest in book-matched walnut features five generous drawers providing abundant storage, each drawer has a single circular brass pull with concentric ci...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Art Deco Black Chest For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal art deco black chest for your home. Frequently made of metal, wood and brass, every art deco black chest was constructed with great care. Find 16 options for an antique or vintage art deco black chest now, or shop our selection of 16 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an art deco black chest — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An art deco black chest, designed in the Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made art deco black chest over the years, but those crafted by R & Y Augousti, Kifu Augousti and Davidson are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Art Deco Black Chest?

The average selling price for an art deco black chest at 1stDibs is $9,293, while they’re typically $1,600 on the low end and $26,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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.