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Painted Italian Commode with Faux Marble Top
Located in Washington, DC
A painted Italian commode with faux marble top.  
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Antique 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint, Wood

Chest of Drawers with Marble and Brass
By Hannau Roma
Located in Milan, IT
This magnificent chest of drawers has a wooden structure strikingly plated in marble and brass with legs entirely made in brass with a brushed finish. Inspired by the Egyptian style ...
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2010s Italian Egyptian Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

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  • Chest of Drawers with Marble and Brass
  • Chest of Drawers with Marble and Brass
  • Chest of Drawers with Marble and Brass
H 35.44 in. W 39.38 in. D 18.12 in.
Rococo Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Chorzów, PL
Elegant chest of drawers, Rococo style belly, finished with politron after renovation. Wood: rosewood, Year: circa 1920 Origin: Northern Europe, Dimensions: height 82 cm,...
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Mid-20th Century French Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • Rococo Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
  • Rococo Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
  • Rococo Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
  • Rococo Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
H 32.29 in. W 38.59 in. D 20.48 in.
French Beechwood Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century French beechwood chest with two short and three long drawers, circa 1880s. The piece also features bronze hardware and marble top. The chest was bleached and marble top ...
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Antique 1880s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

  • French Beechwood Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
  • French Beechwood Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
  • French Beechwood Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
  • French Beechwood Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
H 34.00 in. W 48.00 in. D 23.00 in.
Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, France, circa 1920
Located in Chorzów, PL
Chest of drawers, France, circa 1920. Very good condition. Marble top Dimensions: height 83 cm / width 118 cm / depth. 56 cm.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

  • Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, France, circa 1920
  • Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, France, circa 1920
  • Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, France, circa 1920
  • Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, France, circa 1920
H 32.68 in. W 46.46 in. D 22.05 in.
French Charles X Inlaid Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in New York, NY
French Charles X chest composed of bird's eye maple with five marquetry inlaid drawers supporting a white marble top.
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Provincial Antique Walnut Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Shippensburg, PA
French provincial carved walnut Breche d'Alep top commode, circa early 20th century with excellent original cast brass pulls Item # 007YZQ30K A most attractive shaped commode w...
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20th Century French French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

19th Century Neoclassical Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Wonderful French 19th century 3-drawer chest. Neoclassical Empire Revival with forest green marble top.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass, Bronze

Antique Black Painted Victorian Commode/ Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Wichita, KS
Antique black painted Victorian commode/ chest of drawers with marble top. The piece has been painted with semi gloss paint and new brass hardware added to freshen this adorable chest!
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Pine French Faux Bamboo Miniature Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, 1920s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful and rare miniature chest of drawers. Striking French design from the 1920s. Pine faux bamboo with original marble top. In very good condition with minor wear consistent ...
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Vintage 1920s French French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century Louis XV Style Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Liverpool, GB
19th century Louis XV style chest of drawers with marble top A Louis XV style chest of drawers with wavy shapes. Slightly curved at the front and concave on the sides, with five dra...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Painted French Empire Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Wichita, KS
Period antique French Empire painted chest of drawers with beautiful black marble top. Beautiful decorative lion brass hardware and working key. Early and all original. Footed legs i...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

18th Century Mathieu Criaerd Regency Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
By Matthieu Criaerd
Located in Liverpool, GB
18th century Mathieu Criaerd Regency pine and oak chest of drawers with marble top A Regency chest of drawers, Mathieu Criaerd, with wavy shapes at the front and straight sides. W...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XVI Style French Walnut Briarwood Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Sober and valuable French chest of drawers with two large and deep drawers, the locks and decorations are in bronze casting well detailed; very nice and particular the protection, al...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Italian Early 20th Century Wooden Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, 1900s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian early 20th century wooden chest of drawers with marble top, 1900s Chest of drawers with wooden structure and marble top, with key and brass decorations on the front. Very...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Belle Époque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Antique Louis XV Style Painted French Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a wonderful antique French commode with a parcel paint finish from Provence, dating to the end of the 1800s. It has a rectangular conforming marble top and a restrained shape...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

18th Century, Italian Neoclassical Inlaid Chest of Drawers with Marble
Located in IT
18th century, Italian neoclassical inlaid chest of drawers with marble top This refined neoclassical chest of drawers was made in Lombardy, around the end of the 18th century. The ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Wood, Nutwood

Midcentury French Louis XV Walnut Parquetry Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant oval shape fruitwood antique commode was crafted in Paris, circa 1950. The chest sits on cabriole legs decorated with bronze sabot feet, over a scalloped apron embellish...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass, Bronze

Rare Cabinet Chest of Drawers with Marble in the Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Maple root on solid conifers. Single-door cabinet in cylindrical shape. Corpus on corresponding frame. Gering marble top surface with light-grey grain. Partially ebonised. Interior s...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birdseye Maple

French Louis XV Style Walnut Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Antique French walnut Louis XV style chest of drawers with four drawers That are great for storage having a verde marble top with mingled shades Of green with light veins of whit...
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Antique 1890s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Italian Neoclassical Chest of Drawers with Marble Top & Silver Mounts circa 1800
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
An impressive late 18th-early 19th century neoclassical Italian walnut veneered inlaid chest of drawers with marble top. Walnut panels, various woods inlays and silver hardware. Quit...
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Antique 1790s Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Italian Painted Chest of Drawers with Marble Top in Louis XVI Style, 1940s
Located in Austin, TX
An elaborate Italian Carrara marble topped painted chest of drawers in the Louis XVI style, midcentury, circa 1940s. A lacquer painted oak base in cream with ornate aged brass orname...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique chest of drawers with a marble top from the beginning of the 20th century. Year: circa 1920 Origin: Northern Eruopa Dimensions: height 66 cm / width 56 cm / depth 35.5 cm.
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Vintage 1930s European Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

  • Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
  • Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
  • Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
  • Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
H 42.52 in. W 64.18 in. D 24.02 in.
Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique chest of drawers with a marble top from the beginning of the 20th century. Year: circa 1920 Origin: Northern Eruopa Dimensions: height 66 cm / width 56 cm / depth 35.5 cm.
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Vintage 1920s European Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

  • Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
  • Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
  • Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
  • Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
H 25.99 in. W 22.05 in. D 14.18 in.
Midcentury Large Swedish Decorative Louis XV Style Chest of Drawers with Marble
Located in London, GB
A large decorative bombé chest commode in Louis the VX style with intricate rosewood marquetry. The chest is embellished with ornate ormolu mounts on the corners, the handle and the ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

20th Century French Louis XV Walnut Commode Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, kidney-shaped fruitwood antique commode was crafted in France, circa 1980.The commode sits on cabriole legs ending with brass sabots over a scalloped apron embellished ...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

Art Nouveau Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, Italy, circa 1900, Beveled Mirror
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Art Nouveau chest of drawers with marble top, Italy, circa 1900. Beveled mirror. All solid walnut, hand carved, restored and polished to wax. We can sale separately the commode and...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mirror, Walnut

Transition Style Chest of Drawers with Marble, 20th Century after 19th c models
Located in Madrid, ES
Transition style dresser. Wood, marquetry and gilded bronze. Chest of modern manufacture following models of the Transition style, developed between Rococo and Neoclassicism. The f...
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20th Century European Regency Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Chest of Drawers with Verona Marble Top
Located in Miami, FL
Late 19th century Italian Bombe dresser. Verona red marble-top. Louis XV style. With bronze mounts.
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Antique 1890s Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Mid-18th Century Italian Venetian Painted Bombe Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique commode was crafted in Venice, Italy circa 1760, standing on four curved legs over a scalloped apron, the chest has two bombe drawers across the front decorated ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

18th Century French Louis XV Walnut Inlay Bombe Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Burgundy France circa 1750, the antique fruitwood commode stands on curved feet ending with bronze mounts over a he scalloped apron decorated with a bronze shell and leaf ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Louis XV Purple Ebony Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, 1880s
Located in Roma, RM
Chest of drawers French, late 19th century, in purple ebony, top in original yellow royal pink marble, accompanied by original bronze applications. In full Louis XV style, sinuous an...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ebony

American Federal Mahogany Chest of Drawers with Black Marble Top
Located in New York, NY
American Federal mahogany veneer mid-19th century chest of drawers with five drawers and brass escutcheons supported on a base with front bun feet with a black marble top.
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Federal Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Chest of Drawers with Gold Leaf
By Bianchini & Capponi
Located in Milan, IT
A celebration of traditional craftsmanship and Baroque-inspired style, this chest of drawers is a precious object of functional decor that will enrich the look of a living room, entr...
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2010s Italian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Gold Leaf

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  • Chest of Drawers with Gold Leaf
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  • Chest of Drawers with Gold Leaf
H 34.26 in. W 53.55 in. D 25.01 in.
Late 20th Century Chest of Drawers Walnut with Marble Top Quality
Located in Buggiano, IT
Chest of drawers in veneered walnut with marble top. Period: circa 1880 Size cm.: 118 x 58 x 108 H.
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Antique 1880s Italian Country Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Empire Chest of Drawers with Green Marble Top, Brass Applications and Marquetry
Located in Hamburg, Hamburg
This beautiful honey colored Empire chest of drawers features unique brass applications, heavy paw feet, an impressive green marble top, and decorative floral marquetry - all of whic...
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Antique Early 19th Century Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Swedish Gustavian Chest Of 6 Drawers With Blue Faux Marble Top
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Swedish Gustavian chest of 6 drawers with blueish faux marble top Dresser has brass hardware and original locks.
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Lovely Original Victorian Chest of Drawers with Scottish Tartan Wrap, Marble Top
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Victorian circa 1880 oak chest of drawers with Scottish Tartan wrap finish and Italian Carrara marble top A very good looking and de...
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Antique 1880s English High Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Period Antique French Empire Commode Chest of Drawers with Beautiful Marble Top
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Period antique French Empire rich mahogany chest of drawers with beautiful gray marble top. Beautiful decorative brasses. Early and all original. #4324.  
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Antique Marquetry Commode or Chest of Drawers with Stunning Marble Top
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Late 19th century transitional style walnut and fruitwood marquetry commode with three drawers, topped with a gorgeous molded marble top with canted corners. A marquetry motif of cub...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Louis XVI Style Chest of Drawers with Gray Marble Top and Three Drawers
Located in Houston, TX
Mahogany chest of drawers having three drawers. Reeded legs and gilt Wood accents on the drawers. Good construction with dove tailed drawers that pull open easily.   
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Early 20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Antique Chest of Drawers Regency Amboine and Mahogany with Red Marble Tray
Located in Halluin, FR
Commode Regency Loupe of Amboine and mahogany, handles of drawings to valets, very beautiful marble, thick, in beak of Corbin. Rich trim. In very good condition.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Griotte Marble

Antique Louis Philippe Chest of Drawers in Mahogany with Black Marble Top
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely example of the French influence in Germany, this Louis Philippe commode or chest in figured mahogany offers four drawers of staggered heights and features spool-turned colum...
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Marble

Vintage French Hand Painted with Italian Marble Top Corner Unit Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely good sized vintage hand painted French side chest of drawers with Italian marble top A beautiful example of a unique piece of art fu...
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20th Century French Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble

Italian Mahogany and Bronze Late Empire Chest of Drawers with White Marble Top
Located in Firenze, IT
This wonderful Tuscan mahogany low commode features four spacious drawers, two small drawers on top over two long drawers on the bottom with working locks and keys. The oval shaped o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Marble, Bronze

20th Carved and Marquetry Chest of Drawers with Four Drawers
Located in Miami, FL
20th carved and marquetry chest of drawers with four drawers The door has a floral marquetry decorations and original hardware.  
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

1900s Venetian Baroque Commode Chest of Drawers in Burl Walnut with Marble Top
By Vincenzo Cadorin
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A elegant serpentine Venetian 1900s Baroque commode chest of drawers in ebonized hand-carved walnut and walnut veneered with black marble top, attributed to Vincenzo Cadorin. Bronze ...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Baroque Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

18th Century Chest of Drawers Stamped BOUDIN with Amaranth Veneer and Red Marble
By Leonard Boudin
Located in EVREUX, FR
18th century chest of drawers Stamped BOUDIN with amaranth veneer and red marble Delicate little curved chest of drawers with red marble top from Flanders. Stamped Léonard BOUDIN, ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Griotte Marble

1860s Parcel-Gilt Ebonized Biedermeier Chest with Drawers and Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
An elegant 19th century Austrian Biedermeier parcel-gilt and ebonized petite chest of drawers presenting a rectangular grey marble top with slanted corners above two drawers resting ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Marble, Brass

French 19th Century Chest of Drawers, Mahogany Veneer with Marble Top
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
19th century French chest of drawers, commode, mahogany veneered. Louis Philippe style, with grey marble top. There is one key with this piece, the key fits on all for drawers. The ...
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Antique 1860s French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Early 20th Century French Carved Walnut Chest of Drawers with Red Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique "Commode Sauteuse" was crafted in Provence, France, circa 1920. The small fruitwood chest stands on cabriole legs embellished by foliate gilt bronze mounts sabot...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

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

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Marble, Bronze

Late 19th Century Chest of Drawers Vanity with Marble Top and Hinging Mirror
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful craftsmanship antique bedroom vanity. For a piece of furniture that is over 120 years old to be in this beautiful condition, to us, is like an ode to its maker. This handc...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Late Victorian Commodes and Chests of...

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Marble, Brass

Small Empire Chest of Drawers in Mahogany with Marble Columns, Sweden, c. 1790
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful Empire commode in Cuban mahogany with marble columns flanking two drawers and resting on tapered square feet. Brass key plates and pulls were added in the late 1800s. Fre...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

20th Century Marquetry Chest of Drawers with Bronze Details and Cream Marble Top
Located in Miami, FL
20th century marquetry chest of drawers with bronze details and cream marble top.
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Mid-20th Century European French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th century English incised Marble Top Chest of Drawers with Faux Bamboo Trim
Located in Atlanta, GA
This 19th century English chest of drawers is adorned with a faux bamboo trim on both front and sides as well as the posts ending on unusual bobbin-turned feet at the front. The rect...
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Antique Late 19th Century English British Colonial Commodes and Chests o...

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Marble

18th Century French Regence Bombe Rosewood Chest of Drawers with Red Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate your living with this elegant Louis XV fruitwood commode with marble top, crafted in Paris, France, circa 1750, the antique chest sits on scroll feet over a scalloped apron ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Bow-Fronted Burl Walnut Chest of Drawers with a Marble Top
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 19th century bow-fronted burl walnut chest of drawers with a marble top and original hardware.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Burl

Late Empire French Walnut Chest of Drawers With Bronze Handles
Located in Prato, Tuscany
French chest of drawers in walnut, the drawer at the top is "secret", so it has no handles and is less spacious, the other three are exposed, have sophisticated bronze handles and ar...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Important Louis XVI Chest of Drawers with Provenance, Venice, 1780-1790
Located in CH
1 pair of small, contained chest of drawers, Louis XVI, Venice, circa 1780-1790. Wood carved with leaves and decorative frieze and painted white on all sides and partly gilded. Rec...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

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Chest Of Drawers With Marble For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal chest of drawers with marble for your home. A chest of drawers with marble — often made from wood, marble and stone — can elevate any home. There are 238 variations of the antique or vintage chest of drawers with marble you’re looking for, while we also have 6 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect chest of drawers with marble — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A chest of drawers with marble, designed in the Louis XV, Louis XVI or Empire style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made chest of drawers with marble over the years, but those crafted by Il Pezzo Mancante, American of Martinsville and Bianchini & Capponi are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Chest Of Drawers With Marble?

The average selling price for a chest of drawers with marble at 1stDibs is $5,533, while they’re typically $482 on the low end and $234,810 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Commodes and 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.