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Carved Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
An Italian, circa 1920 carved wood chest of drawers with foliage motif. Measurements: Height: 34". Depth: 16". Width: 48".
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Vintage 1920s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Carved Wood Chest of Drawers
  • Carved Wood Chest of Drawers
  • Carved Wood Chest of Drawers
  • Carved Wood Chest of Drawers
H 34 in. W 16 in. D 48 in.
1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
Located in Albignasego, IT
Carved fir wood blanket chest Small carved twentieth century chest of fir. On the front, the classic structure that unites many alpine chests: two arches enriched with many carved ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Folk Art Blanket Chests

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Fir

  • 1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
  • 1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
  • 1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
  • 1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
H 24.81 in. W 33.86 in. D 16.54 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, and back. The front panels have added X form decorative pieces and all frames have ...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Rustic Blanket Chests

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Iron

French Period Rococo Serpentine Front Carved-Wood Chest with Elaborate Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French period Rococo commode, with subtle scalloped front, from the 18th century. This antique Rococo chest from France has a lightly-scalloped shape along its front, with top carv...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Mid-20th Century Painted and Carved Wood Chests on Cabriole Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of American three-drawer chests from the mid-20th century. This pair of French style painted wood chests each feature a softly bowed front, three full length drawers, each wit...
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Carved Blond Wood Four-Drawer Chest
Located in New York, NY
A blond wood dresser or chest with four drawers featuring a repeating carved design. USA, circa 1980. Finely constructed and versatile style.
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Vintage 1980s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Carved Blond Wood Four-Drawer Chest
  • Carved Blond Wood Four-Drawer Chest
  • Carved Blond Wood Four-Drawer Chest
  • Carved Blond Wood Four-Drawer Chest
H 31.5 in. W 48 in. D 16 in.
19th Century Dovetailed Wood Treasure Chest from Sumatra with Carved Fan Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A 19th century Indonesian wooden treasure chest with carved fan motifs, dovetailed construction and lateral handles. Found in Sumatra, this wooden treasure chest features a rectangul...
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Antique 19th Century Indonesian Blanket Chests

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Iron

Pair of Vintage American Richly Carved and Painted Wood Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of vintage American two-drawer painted and carved wood chests. This pair of American chests each feature canted side posts carved with fluting details, which compliments the r...
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Foliate Carved Mahogany Wood Bowed Chest of Drawers
By Romweber Furniture Co.
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Early 20th century mahogany wood four drawer chest featuring a beautifully curved bowed front and draped brass hardware. Detailed foliate carvings feature botanical fern or palm-like...
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Early 20th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Foliate Carved Mahogany Wood Bowed Chest of Drawers
  • Foliate Carved Mahogany Wood Bowed Chest of Drawers
  • Foliate Carved Mahogany Wood Bowed Chest of Drawers
  • Foliate Carved Mahogany Wood Bowed Chest of Drawers
H 37.25 in. W 46.75 in. D 22.5 in.
19th Century French Carved Wood Bread Dough Chest
Located in The Hills, TX
Rustic 19th century, French carved wood bread dough chest style Louis XVI.  
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Antique 1850s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chestnut

Carved Wood Life Top Storage Box
Located in Stamford, CT
Carved wood storage box with hinged, lift top. The piece also features carved floral detail throughout. Please note of wear consistent with antique age including chips, wood loss, an...
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Early 20th Century Blanket Chests

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Wood

  • Carved Wood Life Top Storage Box
  • Carved Wood Life Top Storage Box
  • Carved Wood Life Top Storage Box
  • Carved Wood Life Top Storage Box
H 18.00 in. W 72.00 in. D 19.00 in.
Old World Italian Carved Wood Bombe Chest of Drawers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous carved wood bombe chest with creamy marble top having a shell motife and two roomy drawers.
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1990s Italian Renaissance Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century Louis XV Style Carved Wood Chest with Veneer Details and Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
This antique French Louis XV style chest of drawers features beautiful veneer-front drawers, three of which open using the brass bail-pull hardware with the top drawer using a key pu...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

Elegant Florentine Bombay Style Carved Wood Commode Chest of Drawers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Absolutely beautiful carved wood bombay style two-drawer commode having gorgeous grain, decorations including vase of flowers and acanthus leaves on the cabriole legs, and lovely ori...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish Karl Johan Painted Wood Chest with Ornately Carved Skirt
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish painted wood chest of four drawers from the mid-19th century. This antique Karl Johan chest, circa 1850, features a slightly overhanging top with rounded front corners, wit...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

18th Century Spanish Large Carved Wood Coffer Trunk
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Spanish 18th century large size carved-wood coffer. This Spanish trunk from the 18th century features a long rectangular-shaped top which rests above a beautifully carved case ador...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Blanket Chests

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Wood

  • 18th Century Spanish Large Carved Wood Coffer Trunk
  • 18th Century Spanish Large Carved Wood Coffer Trunk
  • 18th Century Spanish Large Carved Wood Coffer Trunk
  • 18th Century Spanish Large Carved Wood Coffer Trunk
H 25.75 in. W 56.25 in. D 22.25 in.
Antique Indonesian Hand Carved Blanket Chest with Polychrome Decor and Wheels
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indonesian hand carved blanket chest from the early 20th century, with intricate floral motifs, underglaze patina and wheels. Born in Indonesia during the early years of t...
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Early 20th Century Indonesian Blanket Chests

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Wood, Wood

Rare 19th Century Carved Wood Padouk Chinese Campaign Chest
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
An ornate and unusual Anglo Chinese padouk campaign chest of drawers featuring the Eight Immortals, dated 1869 of rectangular form, in two sections, each with recessed carrying handl...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Campaign Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Padouk

Wood Hand Carved Toy Box
Located in London, GB
Taking five years to craft from 1950-1955 this toy box is a true labour of love and completely unique. Depicting scenes of an idyllic "boys own" childhood of playing football, cycl...
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Vintage 1950s British Mid-Century Modern Blanket Chests

  • Wood Hand Carved Toy Box
  • Wood Hand Carved Toy Box
  • Wood Hand Carved Toy Box
  • Wood Hand Carved Toy Box
H 22.45 in. W 41.74 in. D 19.69 in.
Indonesian Vintage Wooden Blanket Chest with Carved Foliage and Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indonesian vintage wooden blanket chest from the mid-20th century, with floral carved front, dovetailed construction and bracket feet. Crafted during the midcentury period, this w...
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Blanket Chests

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Wood

Rare Mid Century Witco Scroll Carved Cedar Chest
By William Westenhaver / Witco
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Incredible ornately carved cedar hump blanket chest. Scroll work carving on edges and top. Very large, thick and heavy piece all fashioned together with wooden pegs. Large metal d...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Blanket Chests

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Wood

18th FrenchProvencal Chest of Drawers Oak Carved Wood and Brass , 1790
Located in Valladolid, ES
A beautiful French Luis XV Provenzal oak carved wood and brass dresser handles. It has 3 draws, front of the commode with movement and the sides with carved wood with rockery and gar...
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Antique 1780s French Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Carved Wood Mermaid 4 Drawer Commode Nightstand or Chest France 17th Century
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
An extraordinary and very handsome large scale late 17th-early 18th century solid wood Renaissance commode with beautiful hand carved reliefs of mermaids and rectangular wood top. Pu...
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Antique Early 17th Century French Renaissance Revival Commodes and Chest...

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Wood

Baker French Country Provincial Style Carved Oak Wood Chest of Drawers
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Baker French country Provincial style carved oakwood chest of drawers. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved legs, original label, 3 dovetailed d...
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Mid-20th Century American Country Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Large 17th Century Figural Carved Griffin Gothic Coffer or Blanket Chest
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large Gothic coffer / bench, believed to date back to the 1600s. Item features ornate, hand-carved, detailing on the front panel, a very thick and solid carved wood lid and an attrac...
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Antique 17th Century European Gothic Blanket Chests

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Wood

18th Century Italian Petite 3-Drawer Wood Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small-sized Italian side chest of three drawers from the 18th century. This antique commode from Italy features beautiful banding and inlay details within a shapely body with subtl...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

18th Century French Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
An 18th century French chest of three drawers. This antique commode from France features a delicate oxbow-front, carved and rounded front posts, decoratively carved single recessed p...
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Antique 18th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

  • 18th Century French Wood Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century French Wood Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century French Wood Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century French Wood Chest of Drawers
H 39.75 in. W 54 in. D 25 in.
English Camphor Wood Military Campaign Chest, Circa 1815
Located in Charleston, SC
English camphor wood military two-piece five-drawer campaign chest with original recessed brasses, brass corner mounts, brass side handles, and terminating on original bracket feet,...
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Antique 1810s English Campaign Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique Madura Hand Carved Wooden Blanket Chest with Red, Brown and Gilt Accents
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indonesian floral carved wooden blanket chest from the 19th century, with red, brown and gilt accents. Born on the island of Madura off of the northeastern coast of Java, ...
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Antique 19th Century Indonesian Blanket Chests

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Wood

Stunning 18th Century Highly Carved Paneled French Coffer Chest
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous rare early 18th century highly carved and paneled French coffer, with four panels to the front, two panels to each side, raised on stile feet, unusual fitted inside, origina...
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Antique 18th Century French Blanket Chests

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Wood

Handsome 18th Century French Three-Drawer Wood Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
An 18th century French three-drawer wood chest. This antique chest from France has a rectangular-shaped top with curved front corners, which slightly overhands the case below which h...
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Antique 18th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Near Pair of Carved Barley Twist Marble-Top Chests
Located in Wilson, NC
Near pair of carved barley twist marble-top chests, these chest-cupboards are a near pair and can be sold separately. The drop down doors reveal marble cased interiors. Both units ha...
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Antique 1860s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

  • Near Pair of Carved Barley Twist Marble-Top Chests
  • Near Pair of Carved Barley Twist Marble-Top Chests
  • Near Pair of Carved Barley Twist Marble-Top Chests
  • Near Pair of Carved Barley Twist Marble-Top Chests
H 37.25 in. W 20.25 in. D 17.25 in.
Early 20th Century Carved and Painted Shabby Chic Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Very nice carved and painted chest, shabby chic style. Has gold highlights and handles. Adorable!
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Early 20th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Period Baroque Swedish Wood Chest with Serpentine Front, circa 1725
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exquisite 18th century Swedish period baroque chest. This antique baroque three-drawer chest features a serpentine front, curvaceous top, scalloped front and side skirts and elega...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Silky Chest of Drawers in Solid Mahogany Wood
Located in Paris, FR
Chest of drawers silky all in solid mahogany wood, in tobacco finish and with four drawers. With hand-painted antique gold touch on drawers. Hand-carved piece with 4 saber feet....
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21st Century and Contemporary English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • Silky Chest of Drawers in Solid Mahogany Wood
  • Silky Chest of Drawers in Solid Mahogany Wood
  • Silky Chest of Drawers in Solid Mahogany Wood
  • Silky Chest of Drawers in Solid Mahogany Wood
H 45.67 in. W 31.89 in. D 19.69 in.
Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A sophisticated French neoclassical style chest of three drawers, from the early 19th century, with contrasting woods and brass trim. This antique chest from France features a rectan...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Metal

French Mid-19th Century Painted Wood Five-Drawer Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French mid-19th century wood chest. This 19th century French commode features two smaller drawers over two larger drawers. Each drawer features Rococo style hardware. The front and...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Brazilian Portuguese Colonial Carved Wood Chest
Located in Essex, MA
With rectangular hinged top over a case with two panels with diamond carved centers, elaborate wrought iron hinged latch and lock plate, side handles with carved diamond shape panels...
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Antique Late 17th Century Brazilian Baroque Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Style Painted Wood Three-Drawer Chest with Guilloche Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chest of drawers from the 19th century, with marbleized top, guilloche motifs and tapered feet. Born in Sweden during the 19th century, this Gu...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

18th Century French Louis XVI Style Carved and Bleached Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional 18th century French Louis XVI style carved and bleached chest. Beautiful carvings including floral images. Lovely bleached patina on this piece as well. Gorgeous!
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

French Early 19th Century Scalloped Front & Ornately Carved Chest of Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French early 19th century scalloped front chest. This French chest from the 1820s has two small drawers over two larger drawers. Each drawer is elaborately carved with curved acant...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Pair of Neoclassical Style Elegant Cream and Neutral Painted Wood Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of vintage American two-drawer chests. This pair of commodes have been designed with straight lines beautifully accented with neoclassical details. The two dove-tailed drawers...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Brass

Antique Elizabethan Carved Oak Silver Chest of the Tolstoy Estate, Circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Elizabethan silver chest offers quarter sawn oak construction with backsplash having carved pyramidal element over beveled top surmounting case with silver drawer having f...
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Early 20th Century European Renaissance Revival Commodes and Chests of D...

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Metal

18th Century French Neoclassical Chest with Floral Carved Serpentine Front
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French neoclassical carved serpentine-front chest of drawers from the 18th century. This antique commode from France features a rectangular shaped top with serpentine front lines, ...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Style Painted Wood Chest from the Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chest from the mid-20th century. This vintage chest from Sweden, designed in typical Gustavian style, features a simple, clean design with cant...
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20th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

19th Century Polychrome Three-Drawer Chest from Madura with Carved Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indonesian polychrome dresser from Madura with carved drawers and verdigris highlights. We have another dresser available that is very similar and will make for a perfect pair. Se...
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Antique 19th Century Indonesian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

Swedish Period Rococo Bow-Front Painted Wood Chest, Mid-18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish period Rococo bow-front painted wood chest of drawers from the mid 18th century. This antique period Rococo chest from Sweden features a bow front top and body, elaborately...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

19th Century Painted Chest with Carved Greek Key Frieze, Fluting and Rosettes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A tall painted wood five-drawer chest from the late 19th century with carved Greek key frieze, fluting and rosettes. Recently stripped and refreshed with new paint, this exquisite ch...
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Antique 19th Century European Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 19th Century Painted Wood Two-Drawer Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chests from the 19th century, with dentil molding and fluted accents. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, each of this pair of p...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

Antique Chest in Black, Germany
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Antique German open chest/box in black from approximate 1860 presumably for the storage of music notes. Dimensions: 44 cm high, 71 cm wide, 51 cm deep.
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Antique 19th Century German Blanket Chests

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Oak, Wood

  • Antique Chest in Black, Germany
  • Antique Chest in Black, Germany
  • Antique Chest in Black, Germany
  • Antique Chest in Black, Germany
H 17.33 in. W 27.96 in. D 20.08 in.
18th Century Italian Paved and Inlaid Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in IT
18th Century, Italian paved and inlaid wood chest of drawers Excellent state of conservation This commode represents a fine production of Italian Piedmontese cabinet making during t...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Don Rousseau Style French Rococo Painted Carved Chest Commode
By Don Rousseau
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Don Rousseau style distressed painted commode with 2 doors containing 2 shelves.
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20th Century French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Mid-20th Century Lovely Bleached Wood Single Drawer Chest with Cabriole Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
An American single-drawer chest with lower shelf from the mid-20th century. This American mid-century chest or table features a beautiful bleached wood finish, scalloped skirt on all...
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Italian Inlaid and Solid Walnut Wood Chest of drawers with Secretaire
Located in IT
18th century, Italian inlaid and solid walnut wood chest of drawers with secretaire This chest of drawers with secretaire was made in the north of Italy (Piedmont) around the middle...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

19th Century French Painted Wood Three-Drawer Chest in Charcoal and Grey
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French grey painted wood chest from 19th century. This antique chest from France features a rectangular-shaped top above three full-sized trim-paneled and graduated drawers, with f...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

1980s Two Doors and Eight Drawers Hand Carved Wooden Chest with Brass Inlays
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s two doors and eight drawers wooden chest with brass inlays and detailed ornamental carved decorations.
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Late 20th Century European Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Pair of Mid-20th C. Painted Wood Bombé Style Chest of Drawers w/Scalloped Skirts
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of American vintage painted wood chest of drawers. This pair of American chests from the mid-20th century feature subtle curvy bombé style cases, scalloped skirt along three s...
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Mid-20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Antique Baroque Carved Trunk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Antique Baroque style blanket trunk is in good condition and made out of solid oak wood stained a dark walnut color with a patina finish. The trunk features a carved folding des...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Baroque Blanket Chests

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Iron

  • Antique Baroque Carved Trunk
  • Antique Baroque Carved Trunk
  • Antique Baroque Carved Trunk
  • Antique Baroque Carved Trunk
H 25 in. W 54 in. D 23 in.
Swedish Biedermeier Cherry Wood Chest of Drawers, Ebonized Pillars, circa 1850
By Biedermeier
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Swedish Biedermeier cherry wood chest of drawers circa 1850 Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, for an accurate quote...
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Antique 1850s Swedish Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

Swedish Gustavian Style Painted Wood Chest in Pale Blue Hues, Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chest from the mid-20th century. This vintage chest from Sweden, designed in typical Gustavian style, features a simple, clean design aesthetic...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

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Carved Wood Chest For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the carved wood chest you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A carved wood chest — often made from wood, metal and brass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a carved wood chest, we have 290 options in-stock, while there are 14 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a carved wood chest — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each carved wood chest bearing Louis XV, Neoclassical or Rococo hallmarks is very popular. A well-made carved wood chest has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Egle Mieliauskiene, Baker Furniture Company and La Maison London are consistently popular.

How Much are Carved Wood Chest?

Prices for a carved wood chest can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $450 and can go as high as $115,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,775.

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.