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Antique Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
Fine quality walnut chest of drawers in excellent condition and dating to circa 1910s-1920s period. The top and drawer fronts are a beautifully patterned burr walnut with crossbanded...
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Early 20th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Antique Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Antique Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Antique Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Antique Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
H 42 in. W 40 in. D 20 in.
Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
This antique Victorian burr walnut chest of drawers is a very fine example of this kind of model and has a lovely warm mellow color. The pattern of the burr walnut running through al...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
Large antique Victorian burr walnut chest of drawers of extremely fine quality, with a beautiful color, dating to circa 1860s period. It has a solid walnut top, rounded corners an...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Walnut and Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A walnut and burr walnut chest of drawers with ormolu mounts and locking pilaster, six graduating drawers.
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Walnut and Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut and Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut and Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut and Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
H 54.5 in. W 30 in. D 22 in.
Antique Burr Walnut Tall Boy Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A beautiful antique tall slim chest of drawers in burr walnut, sitting on solid walnut cabriole legs. This dates from circa 1900-1920 period, it is of superb quality and in excellent...
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Early 20th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Swedish Burr Birch Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality birch chest of drawers, circa 1870. 4 equal proportioned drawers veneered in burr birch. As with Swedish furniture of this period the trend was to open the drawer on ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Late Victorian Commodes and Chests of ...

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Birch

19th Century Burr Walnut Bowfront Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century burr walnut bowfront chest of drawers circa 1870. Rare bowfront chest of drawers beautifully veneered in burr walnut. Strung with ebony to the top edge and drawer fro...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • 19th Century Burr Walnut Bowfront Chest of Drawers
  • 19th Century Burr Walnut Bowfront Chest of Drawers
  • 19th Century Burr Walnut Bowfront Chest of Drawers
  • 19th Century Burr Walnut Bowfront Chest of Drawers
H 34.75 in. W 34.75 in. D 18.75 in.
18th Century English Burr Elm Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
Rare 18th century English burled elm chest of drawers with mulberry banding. Three small drawers over three full-size drawers. Fluted quarter columns with lamb's tongues at top and b...
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Antique 18th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • 18th Century English Burr Elm Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century English Burr Elm Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century English Burr Elm Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century English Burr Elm Chest of Drawers
H 36.5 in. W 38.75 in. D 20 in.
Mid-20th Century Burr Birch Scandinavian Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid-20th century burr birch Scandinavian chest of drawers, circa 1950. 3 drawers fitted with burr shaped handles, top drawer fitted with partitions and fitted turned bowl for jewe...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

Fine Quality 18th Century Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine quality Swedish commode, circa 1730. Beautiful natural color which has taken nearly 300 years to develop. Serpentine over sailing top. 3 shaped drawer fronts with inlay and s...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Burr Birch Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality Swedish chest of drawers circa 1950. Fitted with 3 graduating drawers and burr round knobs. Rich birch color with fine veneers used. Standing on tapered legs. M...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Burr Birch Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Late Art Deco Swedish chest of drawers, circa 1940. 3 drawer chest of drawers, fitted with Bakelite shaped handles, brass escutcheons and key. Rich golden birch veneers used, s...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

19th Century George III Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III burr walnut chest of drawers. The chest has an arrangement of five drawers and stands on bracket feet. Each drawer has an ornate brass drop hand...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut

Lovely Bradley Furniture Burr Yew Wood Large Chest of Six Drawers
By Bradley Furniture
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely large Bradley Furniture Burr Yew wood bank of drawers A very good looking well made and decorative piece, I have various Bradley pie...
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20th Century English Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Yew

19th Century English George III Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III burr walnut chest of drawers. The top of the chest has walnut banding as well as herringbone inlay. Below this the chest has two short drawers, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Very Rare Satinwood & Burr Walnut Victorian Wellington Chest of Drawers Bookcase
By Wellington, Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very rare Victorian satinwood and burr walnut Wellington chest of drawers with built in bookcases I have never seen a Wellington c...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Sublime Quality R Fryer & Son Stamped Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers Lion Handles
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this sublime quality serpentine fronted Victorian burr walnut chest of drawers stamped R Fryer & Son This is one of the best quality chests of d...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

English Queen Anne Period Walnut and Burr Elm Chest of Six Drawers
Located in Wells, ME
English Queen Anne period chest of six drawers in walnut with burr elm drawer fronts. The top is quartered and veneered in bookmatched walnut with herringbone banding and wide crossb...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut, Burl

Vintage Burr Walnut Medium Sized Chest of Drawers with Butlers Serving Tray
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage circa 1940s burr walnut bachelors chest of drawers with folding butlers serving tray A very good looking and well made chest...
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Vintage 1940s English Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Luxury Burr Walnut Green Leather Brass Trim Military Campaign Side Table Drawers
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this luxury Vintage burr walnut, gold leaf embossed green leather top with brass trim Military Campaign bedside lamp or wine table drawers This is a very luxuri...
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20th Century English Campaign Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather, Walnut

Chest of Drawers Mahogany Burr Veneer Mirror Brass Metal, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Chest of drawers with mirror, mahogany and burr veneer, back-treated glass, metal and brass legs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Brass

Mid-20th Century Fine Burr Birch Scandinavian Modern Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid-20th century fine burr birch Scandinavian Modern chest of drawers, circa 1950. Possibly early than 1950 this deco inspired chest features striking veneers. 3 graduating drawer...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

Antique English Inlaid Burr Walnut Queen Anne Revival Low Chest of Drawers
Located in Charleston, SC
Exquisite quality antique English inlaid book matched burr walnut and mahogany Queen Anne revival low chest of drawers with handsome "period style" brasses, circa 1840-1860. This ch...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Mahogany

Burr Yew Wood Military Campaign Side Table Sized Chest of Drawers Georgian Style
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Military Campaign style burr yew wood side table sized chest of drawers A good looking well made and decorative little chest of draw...
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20th Century English Campaign Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Yew

Sublime Burr Walnut Side Table Sized Chest of Drawers with Butlers Serving Tray
By Bevan Funnell Ltd.
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage Bevan Funnell Burr walnut bachelors chest of drawers with folding butlers serving tray A very good looking and well made che...
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20th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Antique French Marble Chest of Drawers Commode Burr Walnut circa 1890 Number 11
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique French marble chest of drawers commode burr walnut circa 1890 number 11 Beautiful French antique marble topped Burr Walnut commode chest of drawers, circa 1890, this chest...
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Antique 1890s French Napoleon III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Burr Walnut Bronze Fittings Marble-Top Bombe Chest of Drawers, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning circa 1900 French burr walnut with all solid bronze fixtures and fittings bombe chest of drawers finished with a solid mar...
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Antique Early 1900s French Edwardian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Vintage Burr Walnut Side Table Sized Chest of Drawers with Butlers Serving Tray
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage Burr Walnut bachelors chest of drawers with folding butlers serving tray A very good looking and well made chest of drawers ...
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20th Century English Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Stunning Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers or Lovely Lamp End Wine Bedside Table
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice vintage burr walnut side table sized chest of drawers made in the Georgian style A good looking and well made piece, its very ver...
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20th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Burr Yew Wood Chest of Drawers Butlers Leather Serving Tray Large Side Table
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage Burr Yew wood chest of drawers with green leather butlers serving tray A good looking, functional and well made piece of fur...
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20th Century English Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Yew

19th Century English Queen Anne Burr Walnut Inlaid 6-Drawer Chest of Drawers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
19th century English Queen Anne burr walnut inlaid 6-drawer chest. Item features beautiful wood grain, original distressed finish and patina, original label, no key but unlocked, 6 d...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut

Lovely Pair of Burr Yew Wood Small Sized Tallboy Chests of Drawers Lamp Tables
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of vintage Burr Yew wood tall boy chests of drawers These are large side table sized, not full huge bedroom tall boys, these ar...
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20th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Yew

Lovely Burr Yew Wood Side Table Sized Chest of Drawers Georgian Style Very Fine
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Georgian style burr yew wood side table sized chest of drawers A good looking well made and decorative little chest of drawers, made...
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20th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Yew

George II 18th Century circa 1740 Fully Restored Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this stunning very rare original George II fully restored circa 1740 Burr Walnut chest of drawers Please ...
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Antique 1740s English George II Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Stunning Small Burr Elm Chest of Drawers Lamp End Wine Bed Side Table Sized
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for auction this very nice vintage Burr Elm small chest of drawers made in the Georgian style There are around 50-100 high definition super-sized picture...
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20th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

Fine George IV Burr Oak Chest of Drawers in the Manner of Morel and Seddon
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A fine George IV burr oak chest of drawers in the manner of Morel and Seddon, of rectangular form with three tiers comprising four short and one disguised long drawer, on a plinth ba...
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Antique 19th Century British George IV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

George II Burr Elm Commode
Located in Stamford, GB
George II burr elm commode Bombe shaped chest and shaped and carved legs. Three drawers with brass handles, circa 1740 Measures: Height 90 cm Width 110 cm Depth 61 cm.   
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Antique 1740s English George II Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

  • George II Burr Elm Commode
  • George II Burr Elm Commode
  • George II Burr Elm Commode
  • George II Burr Elm Commode
H 35.44 in. W 43.31 in. D 24.02 in.
Antique Burr Walnut Chest on Cabinet
Located in London, GB
Antique Queen Anne style walnut chest and cupboard combination, which some people would call a tallboy, with two drawers over a cupboard, sitting on solid walnut legs. It dates to ci...
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Vintage 1920s British Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Antique Burr Walnut Chest on Cabinet
  • Antique Burr Walnut Chest on Cabinet
  • Antique Burr Walnut Chest on Cabinet
  • Antique Burr Walnut Chest on Cabinet
H 39 in. W 32 in. D 22 in.
George I Burr Walnut Cabinet on Chest
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A fine George I burr walnut cabinet on chest, of rectangular form, the top with two cupboard doors which open to reveal seven short and two long drawers, the base with a fitted secre...
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Antique 1720s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • George I Burr Walnut Cabinet on Chest
  • George I Burr Walnut Cabinet on Chest
  • George I Burr Walnut Cabinet on Chest
  • George I Burr Walnut Cabinet on Chest
H 73.75 in. W 44 in. D 20 in.
19th Century Burr Ash Commode
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
An elegant 19th century burr ashwood commode with fossil marble top.
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Antique 19th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ash, Burl

  • 19th Century Burr Ash Commode
  • 19th Century Burr Ash Commode
  • 19th Century Burr Ash Commode
  • 19th Century Burr Ash Commode
H 33.08 in. W 49.22 in. D 22.05 in.
18th Century Dutch Burr Walnut Commode
Located in Uckfield, Sussex
An exceptionally fine mid-18th century Dutch burr walnut commode, with superb original colour and patina, with quarter veneered rectangular serpentine shaped top above four waved gra...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Dutch Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Dutch Burr Walnut Commode
  • 18th Century Dutch Burr Walnut Commode
  • 18th Century Dutch Burr Walnut Commode
  • 18th Century Dutch Burr Walnut Commode
H 33.5 in. W 32.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Antique Georgian Style Burr Walnut Chest on Chest
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and top quality walnut chest on chest. This is in the antique Georgian style, it dates from circa 1930s. It is extremely well made and this is a really useful size. It...
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Mid-20th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century English Victorian Burr Walnut Highboy
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality burr walnut chest on stand. The top of the chest has an arched pediment with a single drawer in the centre. Below this there are two short drawers over thr...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Queen Anne Burr and Figured Walnut Chest on Stand
Located in Nashville, TN
the carcass (probably 18th century), the veneers probably same age but applied circa 1850. The top cross and feather banded. Warm color and excellent patina. Photos taken in differe...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

20th Century Louis XVI Style Burr Elm Commode
Located in London, GB
A mid-20th century burr elm commode, having a white marble top above three drawers with brass mounts and raised on shaped legs.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • 20th Century Louis XVI Style Burr Elm Commode
  • 20th Century Louis XVI Style Burr Elm Commode
  • 20th Century Louis XVI Style Burr Elm Commode
  • 20th Century Louis XVI Style Burr Elm Commode
H 36.5 in. W 57.5 in. D 21.5 in.
A Fine & Rare Italian Neoclassic Burr Walnut and Inlaid Commode
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Fine & Rare Italian Neoclassic Burr Walnut and Inlaid Commode Possibly Milan Circa 1780 The inlaid rectangular top with a carved frieze, over two drawers all on carved taper...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chest...

Antique George II Burr & Figured Walnut Bureau, 18th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a fine and elegant antique George II Walnut bureau, circa 1730 in date. It has been beautifully crafted from figured walnut and burr walnut with delightful feather banding ...
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Antique 1730s English George II Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather, Walnut

Early 18th Century George I Period Burr Walnut Secretaire Tallboy
Located in London, GB
A fine early 18th century George I Period burr walnut secretaire tallboy, the shaped cornice above three short and three long drawers with herringbone inlay, crossbanding and etched ...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George I Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Louis Philippe Burr Walnut Chest or Commode with Marble Top
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome French Louis Philippe console chest or commode of beautifully patinated burled walnut with a figured marble top. Featuring four fitted long drawers (with keys), brass esc...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Louis Philippe Burr Walnut Chest or Commode with Marble Top
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome French Louis Philippe console chest or commode of beautifully patinated burled walnut with a figured marble top. Featuring five fitted long drawers (four with keys), bras...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Antique English Inlaid Burr Elm Queen Anne Revival Bachelor's Chest
Located in Charleston, SC
Superb quality antique English inlaid burr elm Queen Anne Revival Bachelor's chest. The Queen Anne Revival period in the mid-19th century borrowed on designs that were prevalent duri...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

French Art Deco Commode Burr Walnut With Mirror & Marble, France, circa 1925
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Phenomenal Art Deco commode or buffet from the period around 1925 in France. Amazing bookmatched burr walnut on the front was set in a very impressive manner and gives this fantastic...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Rare Early 18th Century Louis XV Provincial Burr Elm Mazarin Commode
Located in Benington, Herts
A rare early 18th century Louis XV provincial burr elm shaped front Mazarin commode of excellent color and proportions. French, circa 1710. Constructed with thick cuts of tight...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm, Fruitwood, Burl

Early 19th Century Georgian Style Walnut and Burr Secretary Desk or Vanity
Located in Miami, FL
Early 19th century Georgian style walnut and burr secretary desk, vanity or chest with four drawers and two interior drawers in the desk.
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Early 20th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

French Louis XV Baroque Style Carved Burr Walnut Rogue Marble Top Commode Server
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable French, Early 20th Century, Custom Quality Rogue Marble Top Walnut Commode in the Louis XV / Baroque Style. This stunning item features expert carvings throughout includin...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Exquisite Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Dressing Table Drawers Original Mirror
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand made in England circa 1880 completely bur walnut dressing table with original mirror This is pretty much the best looking and w...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Bedroom Sets

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Mirror, Walnut

Stunning Victorian Collinge's Burr Walnut Double Wardrobe with Drawers Cupboard
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning circa 1890 Victorian Burr walnut wardrobe with drawers from the great company of Collinge’s Burnley This is part of a s...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Console Serving Cabinet 5 Drawers, Walnut Solids with Burr Walnut Drawer Faces
Located in Toronto, CA
Walnut commode or serving cabinet with 5 drawers 2 large 3 small with brass drop handles in the period style. Burr walnut faces on the drawers, solid walnut else where. Nicely craft...
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20th Century Dutch Queen Anne Dressers

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Walnut

Late Regency 19th Century Burr Oak Miniature Chest of Drawers
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A delightful Regency period burr oak miniature chest having superbly figured top above two short and three long drawers with original brass knobs flanked by elegant fluted stiles r...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Models and Miniatures

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Oak

French Victorian Walnut Burr Satinwood Sideboard Chest of Drawers Marble Top
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning original Victorian walnut with satinwood drawers and marble top sideboard with extra hidden silverware drawer A very ve...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Sideboards

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Marble

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Burr Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of burr drawers for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and hardwood, all burr drawers available were constructed with great care. Burr drawers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Burr drawers are generally popular furniture pieces, but Georgian, Modern and Victorian styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Bevan Funnell Ltd. Harrods and Kennedy Furniture For Harrods London each produced beautiful burr drawers that are worth considering.

How Much are Burr Drawers?

Burr drawers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,313, while the lowest priced sells for $904 and the highest can go for as much as $83,674.

Finding the Right Storage Case Pieces for You

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 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 storage 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. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, 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.