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Rare South African Block Front Chest
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
An 18th century Cape block front chest. This Dutch colonial chest was made in the Cape using local
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Antique 18th Century South African Dutch Colonial Commodes and Chests of...

Materials

Brass

Rare South African Block Front Chest
Rare South African Block Front Chest
H 35.44 in W 45.28 in D 23.63 in
Important Antique Mahogany Block Front Chest of Drawers
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An important and rare American Historical Block Front Chest. In mahogany with pine drawers
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Commodes and Chests of ...

Materials

Brass

American Walnut Block Front Chest of Drawers
Located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
A gorgeous one-of-a-kind block front style chest of drawers in walnut. Quality is what describes
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Vintage 1940s Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Gray Painted Block Front Chest of Drawers
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
The soft grey block front three drawer chest offers a delicate accent for any room. Primary wood is
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20th Century American Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Pine

Georgian Solid Cherry Wood Block Front Chest of Drawers
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Georgian or Chippendale style four-drawer chest of drawers or commode USA, Circa 1980s
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Vintage 1980s American William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

English Chippendale Style Block Front Chest, Bartley Collection, 20th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
An English Chippendale style chest of drawers of the Williamsburg Bartley Collection offers shaped
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

English Chippendale Style Block Front Chest, Bartley Collection, 20th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
An English Chippendale style chest of drawers attributed to the Williamsburg Bartley Collection
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20th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

John Widdicomb Chippendale Walnut Block Front Chest of Drawers, Newly Refinished
By John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Chippendale style four-drawer block front dresser chest or commode By John Widdicomb
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Mid-20th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

18th Century Danish Baroque Block Front Chest of Drawers in Oak, circa 1730
Located in Miami, FL
An 18th century baroque chest of drawers with four block front drawers. Chest is in two sections
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Antique 18th Century Danish Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

Kindel Furniture Georgian Mahogany Block Front Chest of Drawers, Refinished
By Kindel Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Georgian or Chippendale style four-drawer dresser, chest of drawers, or commode By
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Vintage 1980s American Georgian Dressers

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Brass

Kindel Furniture Georgian Carved Mahogany Block Front Chests of Drawers, Pair
By Kindel Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Georgian or Chippendale style four-drawer dressers, chests of drawers, or
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Vintage 1980s American Georgian Dressers

Materials

Brass

Chippendale Pine Goddard Block Front Bachelors Chest of Drawer Dresser Colonial
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid-20th century pine block front chest. Features 4 dovetailed drawers, colonial hardware and
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Pine

Antique Dutch Mahogany and Marquetry Block Front Commode Chest, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a superb antique early 19th century Dutch floral marquetry block front chest of drawers
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Antique 1820s Dutch Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Diminutive 18th Century Block-front Boston Chest
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A diminutive block-front colonial American chest from the third quarter of the 18th century
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Antique 1770s American American Colonial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

DREXEL Chippendale Cherry Block Front Goddard Bachelor Chest
By Drexel
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Chippendale Goddard style block front bachelor chest by Drexel. Solid cherry with brass hardware
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

1960s Harden Block Front Mahogany Georgian Chest of Drawers
By Harden Furniture 1
Located in Germantown, MD
A stunning 1960s harden block front mahogany georgian chest of drawers in excellent condition. This
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Mid-20th Century American Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Old American Mahogany "New England Block Front" Chippendale Style Chest on Chest
Located in CHARLESTON, SC
Superb quality old American mahogany "New England Block Front" Chippendale style chest on chest
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Early 20th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Hickory Mahogany Chippendale Style Block Front Dresser Chest of Drawers
By Hickory Manufacturing Company
Located in Long Branch, NJ
Hickory Manufacturing Mahogany Chippendale Style Block Front Dresser Chest of Drawers Dimensions
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Vintage 1980s American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Pair John Widdicomb Co. George III Style Block Front Mahogany Chests
By John Widdicomb
Located in Germantown, MD
A Pair of John Widdicomb Co. George III Style Block Front Mahogany Bedside Chests / Nightstands
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Mid-20th Century American George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

LINK-TAYLOR Pine Chippendale Four-Drawer Block Front Goddard Bachelor Chest
By Lexington Furniture 1
Located in Charlotte, NC
A rare find, a Chippendale Goddard style block front bachelor chest by Link-A Chippendale Goddard
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Mid 20th Century Permacraft Chippendale Block Front Mahogany Chest of Drawers
By Permacraft
Located in Germantown, MD
Mid 20th Century Permacraft Furniture Chippendale Block Front Genuine Mahogany Chest of Drawers
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Mid-20th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

American Walnut Block Front Drawers High Chest Dresser American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very clean American walnut Mid-Century Modern vintage block front drawers dresser high chest.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Widdicomb Solid Cherry Brass Pulls Hardware Block Front High Chest Dresser Mint!
By John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Widdicomb solid cherry brass pulls hardware block front high chest dresser mint! 6 drawers Mid
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Chippendale Bow Front Chest
Located in Bradenton, FL
American 18th century Chippendale bow front ball and claw foot chest, likely from the Boston area
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Antique 18th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Chippendale Bow Front Chest
Chippendale Bow Front Chest
H 36.25 in W 42 in D 22.25 in
American Walnut Block Front 6 Drawers Long Dresser Credenza Restored Mint
By American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern gorgeous American walnut six drawer block front dresser.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Inlaid Walnut Two-Drawer Side Commode with Concave Block Front, Italian
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Inlaid walnut two-drawer side commode with concave block front, Italian, circa 1900, with shaped
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Stunning Pair Baker Furniture Hepplewhite Mahogany Bow Front Bachelors Chests
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A stunning pair of Hepplewhite style bow front chest of drawers by Baker Furniture. The top has a
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Mid-20th Century American Hepplewhite Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Period 19th Century Walnut Butler's Chest with Drop Front Desk
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Biedermeier period walnut butler's chest from the 19th century with drop front desk, ebonized
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Walnut

18th Century Japanned Coffer or Chest
Located in Pasadena, CA
depicts a village scene to the front of the chest and a more refined scene to the top panel. This chest
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George II Blanket Chests

Materials

Brass

18th Century Japanned Coffer or Chest
18th Century Japanned Coffer or Chest
H 27.5 in W 48 in D 19.75 in
Georgian Serpentine Chest
Located in Greenwich, CT
Very fine George III mahogany serpentine fronted chest of drawers, the shaped top with heavily
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Antique 1760s British Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Georgian Serpentine Chest
Georgian Serpentine Chest
H 32.5 in W 42 in D 23 in
Massive Antique Indian Carved Wood Dowry Chest
Located in Bridgeport, CT
The entire chest with framed square panels in three rows on the top, and four on the front, sides
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Antique 19th Century Indian Rustic Blanket Chests

Materials

Iron

16th Century French Renaissance Chest in Carved Oak
Located in Dallas, TX
on the front façade of the chest, just above four husked columns. The columns flank a pair of
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Antique 16th Century French Renaissance Blanket Chests

Materials

Wood, Oak

16th Century French Renaissance Chest in Carved Oak
16th Century French Renaissance Chest in Carved Oak
H 29.75 in W 49.375 in D 27.125 in
American Chippendale Oxbow Slant Front Desk, 1780
Located in Kenilworth, IL
American Chippendale slant front desk on four graduated drawers, resting on ogee bracket feet. The
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Antique Late 18th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Dr...

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Marble-Top Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This Biedermeier chest has a 1 1/8inch thick marble top. The drawers have three fruitwood veneered
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Antique 1840s German Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Brass

Biedermeier Marble-Top Chest
Biedermeier Marble-Top Chest
H 39 in W 48.25 in D 25 in
Dutch Empire Style Tall Chest
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A tall Dutch Empire style chest made of mahogany and ebonized wood during the 1800’s. This mahogany
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Dutch Empire Style Tall Chest
Dutch Empire Style Tall Chest
H 62 in W 44.25 in D 20.75 in
18th c Swiss Rococo Fruitwood Serpentine Commode with Tumbling Block Parquetry
Located in Milford, NH
A fine example of a Continental Rococo fruitwood three drawer commode with serpentine front
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Antique 18th Century Swiss Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood, Satinwood

French Carved Oak Coffre Chest or Trunk with Shaped Legs, 20th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
front cabriole legs. Both back legs are blocked, providing stability to the chest, which was assembled
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20th Century French Blanket Chests

Materials

Oak

Antique Bible Box, English, Oak, Chest On Stand, William & Mary, Bespoke Frame
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique bible box. An English, oak chest on stand, dating to the 17th century and later
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Antique 1690s British William and Mary Blanket Chests

Materials

Oak

Chippendale Period Mahogany Gentleman's Dressing Chest
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A fine 18th century mahogany gentleman's dressing chest. The top drawer with a baized slide
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Antique 18th Century English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

19th Century burr walnut chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century burr walnut chest of drawers circa 1880. Good quality Swedish chest of drawers
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

19th Century burr walnut chest of drawers
19th Century burr walnut chest of drawers
H 38.25 in W 40.75 in D 20 in
19th century burr walnut chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
mirrored by the carved front feet.  Block feet to the rear. Recently restored, rich golden colour.  Minor
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

19th century burr walnut chest of drawers
19th century burr walnut chest of drawers
H 38.5 in W 38.5 in D 19.25 in
19th Century burr walnut chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century burr walnut chest of drawers circa 1880. Good quality slight bowfront chest of
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Swedish 19th century painted chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
could be retro fitted if required. Working locks and key.  Standing on 2 front carved feet and block
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak, Pine, Paint

Swedish 19th century painted chest of drawers
Swedish 19th century painted chest of drawers
H 33.25 in W 42.75 in D 21.5 in
Scandinavian Midcentury Baroque Revival Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
veneered chest of drawers, very much in the Baroque taste. Shaped top with 4 block fronted drawers below
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers Louis Philippe
Located in Newark, GB
Louis Philippe burr walnut chest of drawers with a marble top and four spacious drawers
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Dr...

Materials

Marble

Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers Louis Philippe
Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers Louis Philippe
H 39.38 in W 51.19 in D 22.84 in
American Chippendale Cherry Chest of Drawers, 1770
Located in Kenilworth, IL
American Chippendale chest of four graduated drawers with a divided top drawer. The chest features
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Antique Late 18th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Dr...

Materials

Brass

Swedish 19th century painted breakfront chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
swedish painted commode.  Breakfront shaped top and block fronted drawer fronts. Stepped top surface with
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Pine, Paint

20th century art deco inlaid chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Swedish art deco chest of drawers, circa 1930. Dark stained birch outer frame. 3 graduating
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Birch

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
Louis Philippe Mahogany Marble top Chest of Drawers
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Louis Philippe mahogany and walnut chest of drawers with marble top, 19th century. With a grey and
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Antique 19th Century European Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Bronze

19th Century flame mahogany tall chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
escutheon plate.  Original locks and key still present. Standing on a front turned leg with block feet to
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Louis XVI Style Marble Top Mahogany Chest
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Incredible Louis XVI-style Chest in beautiful, solid Mahogany. This extraordinary piece features a
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Antique Early 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Brass

Mid 19th century Swedish birch chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
a front turned leg and block to the rear. Recently re-finished in our workshop, rich golden colour
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Birch

19th Century burr walnut tall chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
still shows fantastic figuring in the grain. Standing on front bracket feet with block feet to the
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

18th Century German Baroque Chest of Drawers - Commode
Located in Bradenton, FL
18th Century German Baroque Commode or chest of drawers with curved top front edge, three stacked
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Antique 18th Century German Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

19th Century burr walnut secretaire chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century burr walnut Secretaire chest of drawers circa 1870. Good quality 4 drawer chest of
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

19th Century burr walnut tall chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
and working key. Standing on turned front legs with block feet to the rear. Expected surface marks
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Danish Mid Century Modern Two Part Chest on Chest Block Front Two Doors Fin Back
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid Century Modern Two Part Chest on Chest Block Front Two Doors Finished Back MINT!
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish mid 19th century flame mahogany chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
to each side. Raised on 2 carved paw splayed feet to the front and block feet to the rear. Recently
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Antique 1850s Danish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Antique English Highly-Decorated Carved-Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
at front, and block feet at backside. The bleached wood has a custom silver/gold accent trim. This
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Antique Early 19th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

19th Century French inlaid mahogany 6 drawer inlaid chest
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century french inlaid mahogany 6-drawer inlaid chest, circa 1830. Early 19th century inlaid
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Early Victorian Commodes and Chests of D...

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood

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Block Front Chest For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic block front chest available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and walnut, every block front chest was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the block front chest you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Each block front chest bearing Mid-Century Modern, Baroque or Neoclassical hallmarks is very popular. A well-made block front chest has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Lane Furniture, Piet Hein and Heywood-Wakefield Co. are consistently popular.

How Much is a Block Front Chest?

Prices for a block front chest start at $585 and top out at $35,000 with the average selling for $3,025.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the vintage storage cabinets and antique case pieces that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

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. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson, Poul Cadovius and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded.

A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Alternatively, apothecary cabinets are charming case goods similar in size to early dressers or commodes but with uniquely sized shelving and (often numerous) drawers.

Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard that features colored glass and metal details, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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