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English Chest on Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This chest on chest has a frieze with blind fretwork reminicent of Thomas Elfe of Charleston, SC. The crown also has wall of troy molding around the front and sides. The top half has...
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Antique 1760s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Chest on Chest
  • English Chest on Chest
  • English Chest on Chest
  • English Chest on Chest
H 77.25 in. W 42 in. D 23.25 in.
Early 19th Century English George III Mahogany English Chest on Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
The early 19th century George III chest on chest in faded mahogany featuring molded cornice, 9 drawers and reeded sides terminating in ogee feet. .
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Antique English Chest on Chest of Drawers Jacobean Tudor Carved Oak 19th C
Located in Tyler, TX
HARD-TO-FIND Antique English Oak 18th Century Jacobean Chest on Chest~~Chest of Drawers~~Late 18th to Early 19th Century A MUST HAVE~~gorgeous example of an English Jaco "chest on...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Jacobean Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

English Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This 18th century chest retains its original hardware, ogee feet, and crown moldings. The upper section has fluted chamfered corners that terminate in lamb's tongues at the base. The...
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Antique 1770s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Mahogany Chest on Chest
  • English Mahogany Chest on Chest
  • English Mahogany Chest on Chest
  • English Mahogany Chest on Chest
H 74 in. W 27 in. D 25 in.
English Walnut Chest on Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
The drawers of this English walnut chest on chest are inlaid with boxwood string. The brasses are not original but are fine handmade replicas. There are ghost stains from previous ha...
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Antique 1730s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English Walnut Chest on Chest
H 57 in. W 40.5 in. D 21.75 in.
English Walnut Chest on Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English walnut chest on chest has drawers that have book matched veneers and are cross banded with mahogany. The finish has been restored at a later date, and the hardware is later.  
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Antique 1740s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English Walnut Chest on Chest
H 68 in. W 41.75 in. D 22.5 in.
English Chippendale Oak Chest on Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English Chippendale oak chest on chest, the cove cornice with dentil molding, the '' overlapping'' (as opposed to cock beaded) drawers retain their original swan neck pulls and raise...
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Antique 1790s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Chippendale Oak Chest on Chest
  • English Chippendale Oak Chest on Chest
  • English Chippendale Oak Chest on Chest
  • English Chippendale Oak Chest on Chest
H 65 in. W 41 in. D 21.25 in.
English Chippendale Chest On Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
The cornice of this chest on chest has a diminutive dentil and egg and dart cornice with blind fretwork that extends on all three sides. The top section has a fluted quarter column w...
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Antique 1770s English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Chippendale Chest On Chest
  • English Chippendale Chest On Chest
  • English Chippendale Chest On Chest
  • English Chippendale Chest On Chest
H 69 in. W 46.5 in. D 22.5 in.
English George I Style Chest on Chest
Located in Hudson, NY
English George I style chest on chest.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • English George I Style Chest on Chest
  • English George I Style Chest on Chest
  • English George I Style Chest on Chest
  • English George I Style Chest on Chest
H 66 in. W 41 in. D 20.5 in.
English Oak Chest on Chest
Located in Woodbury, CT
This English quarter-sawn oak chest on chest of grand proportions features an inlaid cornice and chambered sides to complement the mahogany cross banding on the drawer fronts. Simple...
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Antique 19th Century British Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Oak

  • English Oak Chest on Chest
  • English Oak Chest on Chest
  • English Oak Chest on Chest
  • English Oak Chest on Chest
H 75 in. W 44 in. D 20 in.
English Mahogany Bow Front Chest on Chest
Located in Woodbury, CT
English, mahogany bow front chest on chest with ebony string inlay on unique Hepplewhite crown. Brass ring pulls with round backplates.
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Antique 19th Century British Sheraton Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • English Mahogany Bow Front Chest on Chest
  • English Mahogany Bow Front Chest on Chest
  • English Mahogany Bow Front Chest on Chest
  • English Mahogany Bow Front Chest on Chest
H 78.75 in. W 46 in. D 20 in.
English Mahogany Chippendale Chest on Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English mahogany Chippendale chest on chest has the original Rococo hardware. It has Fine fretwork in the frieze and the broken arch pediment. The blind fretwork extends to the sides...
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Antique 1780s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

English George III Walnut Chest on Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This chest on chest has walnut veneer fronts crossbanded with walnut and inlaid with herringbone inlay. The hardware is original. Both the upper and lower halves have fluted chamfere...
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Antique 1730s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English George III Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English George III Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English George III Walnut Chest on Chest
  • English George III Walnut Chest on Chest
H 71 in. W 42.5 in. D 21.5 in.
English Chest on Stand
Located in Woodbury, CT
Unusual English elm country chest on stand with single drawer, scalloped apron and turned teardrop feet.
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Antique 18th Century British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

  • English Chest on Stand
  • English Chest on Stand
  • English Chest on Stand
  • English Chest on Stand
H 49 in. W 41 in. D 23 in.
English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Chicago, IL
A striking 18th century English George III period figured mahogany chest on chest with a simple entablature with a Greek key cornice, fluted chamfered corners, and nine drawers each ...
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Antique 1760s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
  • English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
  • English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
  • English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
H 63 in. W 45 in. D 23.5 in.
Antique English Victorian Mahogany Chest on Chest, Circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Victorian mahogany chest on chest, Circa 1880.
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Antique 19th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Late 18th Century English Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An English Georgian mahogany chest on chest, the top with two short drawers over three long, and with canted corners with blind fretwork carving, the base with ‘brushing slide’ over ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century English Inlayed Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Savannah, GA
English mahogany chest on chest on bracket feet with string inlays of satinwood on every drawer. Open swan neck pediment to the top with beautiful Inlays. Dental moulding to the top,...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George III Commodes and Chests ...

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Mahogany

18th Century English Georgian Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian (18th Century) mahogany chest on chest with eight drawers (two small, six large) having ornate brass drawer pulls, fluted detail on upper case, and a cornice with de...
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Antique 18th Century Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

English Chippendale Mahogany Graduated Chest on Chest. Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
English Chippendale mahogany graduated eight drawer chest on chest with carved corner fret work, dental molding, brushing slide, and terminating on the original bracket feet. Late 18...
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Antique 1780s British Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

English 18th Century Oak Chest on Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English 18th century oak chest on chest, with cove and dentil cornice, the top section with two over three graduated drawers, the bottom section section with three graduated drawers....
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Antique 1780s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English 18th Century Oak Chest on Chest
  • English 18th Century Oak Chest on Chest
  • English 18th Century Oak Chest on Chest
  • English 18th Century Oak Chest on Chest
H 65 in. W 39 in. D 20 in.
18th Century English Carved Chest on Chest
Located in High Point, NC
18th century English oak chest on chest with lovely crown molding around the top, following down to a two-piece case which has two drawers over six drawers. The drawers fronts are al...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • 18th Century English Carved Chest on Chest
  • 18th Century English Carved Chest on Chest
  • 18th Century English Carved Chest on Chest
  • 18th Century English Carved Chest on Chest
H 67.38 in. W 38.38 in. D 20.25 in.
19th Century English Victorian Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality Victorian mahogany chest on chest. Having a flared cornice, above an arrangement of five drawers, the top chest has bun handles and fits onto the base ches...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th century English Mahogany Chippendale Chest on Chest
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Savannah, GA
English mahogany Chippendale chest on chest, featuring bracket feet, molded top above a line inlaid frieze and original rotunda motif brasses. Note dovetail construction in last imag...
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Antique 1790s English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Fine English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest, circa 1800
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Crafted of a dark and dense mahogany, both in the solid and veneer forms, this excellent George III period chest on chest has a lovely overall surface patination built up from years ...
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Antique 19th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

18th Century English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany chest on chest, having a dentil moulded cornice over an arrangement of five graduated drawers, with two short drawers at the top and th...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Early 18th Century English Walnut Chest on Chest
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Early 18th Century English walnut chest on chest having brushing slide, with excellent choice of quality walnut veneer. Having delicate narrow moulded detail to the corners of the up...
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Antique Early 18th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Early 18th Century English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • Early 18th Century English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • Early 18th Century English Walnut Chest on Chest
  • Early 18th Century English Walnut Chest on Chest
H 66.54 in. W 41.74 in. D 22.84 in.
18th Century English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany chest on chest. The top having an arrangement of five drawers (two short over three long), each with brass handles. The bottom chest ha...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century English Chippendale Mahogany Chest On Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
18th century English Chippendale mahogany chest on chest, upper section with “wall of Troy” dentil cornice above blind fretwork frieze, two over three drawer arrangement, the lower s...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

English Inlaid Mahogany Chest on Frame
Located in Wilson, NC
The drawers of this chest on frame have incised cockbeading and are inlaid with satinwood, ribbons, bellflowers, and arabesques. The base has inlaid fans in a scrolled apron. The leg...
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Antique 1770s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Inlaid Mahogany Chest on Frame
  • English Inlaid Mahogany Chest on Frame
  • English Inlaid Mahogany Chest on Frame
  • English Inlaid Mahogany Chest on Frame
H 64.25 in. W 44 in. D 22.75 in.
Antique English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest, circa 1750-1780
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English George III Mahogany chest on chest, circa 1750-1780. Superb patina.
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Antique 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century English George II Burr Walnut Chest on Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George II Burr walnut chest on chest, having a flared cornice above an arrange of five drawers in the top, each with herringbone inlay and banded edges, fl...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George II Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Antique English Geo. III Inlaid Figured Mahogany Chippendale Chest on Chest
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Charleston, SC
One of the finest quality Antique English Geo. III period inlaid figured mahogany Chippendale style Chests on Chests or Tallboys we have had in years. With superlative marquetry inla...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Mahogany, Satinwood

English George III Chest-on-Chest or “Highboy”, 18th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
A fine English George III chest-on-chest highboy in mahogany with a dentil cornice and lattice decoration over three short drawers and three full-length drawers in the upper cabinet,...
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Antique 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany chest on chest, the top having five graduated drawers (two short over the long), above the base having a further three drawers, raised ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Mahogany

19th Century English George III Mahogany Chest on Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany chest on chest. At the top there is a shaped cornice, above a brass motif, over an arrangement of 8 drawers, each having ornate brass h...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Mahogany

18th century English Chippendale Chest on Chest Large Size
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Savannah, GA
Fine large size English mahogany Chippendale chest on chest. Features include ogee bracket feet, original brasses, molded top and book-matched mahogany drawer fronts. The two sets of...
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Antique 1790s English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique Chest on Stand, English, Georgian, Oak, Chest of Drawers, circa 1720
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique chest on stand, an English, Early Georgian, oak chest of drawers dating to the early 18th century, circa 1720. Broad and deep chest of pleasing proportions Sol...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

18th Century English Mahogany Chest on Chest with Secretary Desk
Located in Charleston, SC
Great quality 18th century English mahogany chest on chest with a secretary desk in the top drawer of the bottom half. Corners are canted and reeded with lambs tongue and wall of tro...
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Antique 18th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

English Chippendale Maghogany Chest on Chest with Interior Desk, Circa 1750
Located in Charleston, SC
English Chippendale mahogany chest on chest with a carved candle light molded edge top , five upper case graduated drawers with the original brasses , carved fluted corner columns , ...
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Antique 1750s English George II Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Early 19th Century English Walnut Bow Front Chest on Chests
Located in Savannah, GA
This is a pair of bow front chest on chests / highboys that were made in England, circa 1820. Each chest has a beautiful, well layered crown molding to the top. The upper half of the...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George IV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Satinwood, Walnut

English George III Painted Leather Chest on Stand
Located in Nashville, TN
..With stud work, hand-forged latches and large side handles. Detailed and colorful banquet scenes. The top opening to a commodious storage well. The originals, popular during late ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather

Antique Chest on Stand, English, Lowboy, Chest of Drawers, Victorian, Circa 1870
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique chest on stand. An English, flame mahogany lowboy chest of drawers, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1870. Elegant chest of drawers with superb figuring a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

English George III 18th C Burl Walnut Chest on Chest with Original Hardware
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1780s George III chest on chest in burl walnut with original brass hardware. Tall, handsome chest shows authentic age and stands nearly seven feet high. Some cracks to veneer o...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Late 18th Century English Chest on Stand
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Late 18th Century English chest on stand. This fantastic country house piece was originally from a home in North Yorkshire. This chest-on stand offers plentiful storage. The top ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Country Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

  • Late 18th Century English Chest on Stand
  • Late 18th Century English Chest on Stand
  • Late 18th Century English Chest on Stand
  • Late 18th Century English Chest on Stand
H 45.67 in. W 39.38 in. D 22.05 in.
Custom English Walnut Five-Drawer Chest on Bracket Feet
Located in Woodbury, CT
Beautiful burled walnut encompasses the top and front of this custom chest while a handsomely striated grained walnut covers the sides. Oak-lined drawers speak of the quality and att...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Georgian Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Burl, Walnut

Walnut Chest on Stand English Queen Anne Period circa 1700
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very beautiful Queen Anne period Walnut Chest on Stand, Circa 1690 to 1700 The Chest has two short over three long graduated drawers with matching thick cross grained th...
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Antique Late 17th Century British Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

18th Century English Mahogany Chippendale Style Chest on Stand
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thrilled to find this piece! An exceptional 18th century English Chippendale style mahogany chest on stand. Having flame mahogany veneer drawer fronts over solid oak, the body of so...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

18th Century Pale Oak English Chest of Drawers on Stand
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1780s English four drawer chest on stand in pale oak with original brass drop pulls in form of flower bud. Lower pull out shelf, carved details on drawer fronts. Some evidence ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Early 18th Century English William & Mary Walnut Chest on Stand
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality early 18th century William & Mary chest on Stand. The upper section having two short over three long drawers, the base having three short drawers above tur...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests ...

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Walnut

Antique Dwarf Chest on Stand, English, Flame Mahogany, Victorian, Circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique dwarf chest on stand. An English, flame mahogany chest of drawers, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Elegant raised chest of drawers with superb ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

English Early 19th Century Oak Geometric Front Four-Drawer Chest on Bracket Feet
Located in Atlanta, GA
This English Georgian period early 19th century geometric front oak chest features a rectangular top with rounded edges over four dovetailed drawers, grooved on the side for the runn...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

17th Century English Leather Travel Trunk on Later Stand
Located in Hudson, NY
This interesting period trunk, circa 1680-1700 is constructed of wood that has been banded in iron then covered with embossed leather and brass tacks and spandrels creating a decorat...
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Antique 17th Century Blanket Chests

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Leather, Wood

Early English Dome Trunk with painted leather & brass mounted, on stand 18thC
Located in Sheffield, MA
An Early Continental Polychromed Dome Trunk on Stand 18th Century The trunk is covered and decorated throughout in polychrome tooled leather. Height 34 in. Width 50 in. De...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Unknown Blanket Chests

English Black Lacquered Silver Chest on Stand
Located in Charleston, SC
English Black Lacquered Silver Chest on stand with original brass hardware and lined velvet interior.
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Antique 19th Century English Serving Pieces

  • English Black Lacquered Silver Chest on Stand
  • English Black Lacquered Silver Chest on Stand
  • English Black Lacquered Silver Chest on Stand
  • English Black Lacquered Silver Chest on Stand
H 29.5 in. W 22 in. D 18.25 in.
English Regency Brass Studded Leather Chest on Stand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
English Regency brass studded leather chest on stand, in two parts, the leather trunk alone measures 16" H x 35.5" W x 18" D, and fits in the ebonized faux bamboo wood stand.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

English Oak Campaign Chest on Stand. Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
English Oak campaign chest on stand with hinged top, original brass mounts and side handles, baise lined interior, and resting on stand with bracket feet. Stand was made at later da...
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Antique 19th Century British Boxes

19th Century English Queen Anne Chinoiserie Chest on Stand
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is an elegant English black lacquered English Queen Anne cabinet chest on Stand decorated overall with gilt chinoiseries. This case piece was originally a traveling secretary. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Queen Anne Secretaires

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Wood

Early 18th Century English Faded Walnut Highboy, Chest on Stand, Circa 1730
Located in Woodbury, CT
A faded walnut highboy of English origin. The upper case with split drawers over graduated longer drawers sets on a cabriole leg base with drawers and scalloped apron. The overlappin...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George II Dressers

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Walnut

English George II Style Burl Walnut and Marquetry Chest on Stand or Highboy
Located in Firenze, IT
This very fine English late 19th-early 20th century (probably Victoria or Edward VII period) Georgian style chest on stand or highboy is made of the most finest burl walnut featuring...
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Antique Late 19th Century British George II Cabinets

Materials

Brass

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English Chest On Chest For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the English chest on chest you’re looking for at 1stDibs. An English chest on chest — often made from wood, mahogany and metal — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for an English chest on chest, we have 145 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer English chest on chest, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An English chest on chest is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Georgian, Victorian and Regency styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is an English Chest On Chest?

Prices for an English chest on chest start at $900 and top out at $60,000 with the average selling for $7,363.

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.

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