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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.
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

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 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

Handsome French Empire Marble-Top Burled Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous French Empire period commode having five drawers - top drawer with compartments, 3 large drawers for storage, and bottom secret drawer! Key opens drawers. Top is black and ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Mahogany Marble Top Ormolu Chest of Drawers. Circa 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
French mahogany marble top chest with graduated book matched drawers, original gilt floral ormolu mounts, and terminating on rounded block feet. Early 19th Century
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Antique 1810s French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Antique Vanity Chest of Drawers, French, Marble Top, Mirror Back, Mahogany
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique vanity chest of drawers, a French, marble top, mirror back dressing table in mahogany and dating to the late 19th century, circa 1880. A quality French vanity c...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Empire Mahogany Marble-Top Commode Chest of Drawers, circa 1850
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering a beautiful mahogany French Empire commode chest of drawers from the 1850s. The four drawer chest has unique ornate brass hardware and brass accents. It has a gray marble to...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

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

French Walnut Serpentine Ormolu & Marble Top Chest of Drawers , Circa 1760
Located in Charleston, SC
French Walnut serpentine graduated chest of drawers with exquisite decorative inlays, original ormolu mounts , original greenish white vane marble top, and terminating on french spl...
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Antique 1760s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Maison Jansen Ebonized French Directoire Style Marble-Top Chest of Drawers
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
An alluring French Directoire style chest of drawers, circa 1930, a beveled white and rouge veined marble top a conforming ebonized case enclosed with four drawers, each decorated wi...
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Vintage 1930s Argentine Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

French Walnut Marble-Top Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This French walnut marble-top chest has the original bull nose marble top which has a one-inch wooden retaining strip at the back. The top drawer has a 1/2inch overhang over the thre...
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Antique 1830s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

  • French Walnut Marble-Top Chest
  • French Walnut Marble-Top Chest
  • French Walnut Marble-Top Chest
  • French Walnut Marble-Top Chest
H 34.63 in. W 40.75 in. D 23 in.
Antique French Louis XV Style Parquetry Mahogany Marble Top Chest of Drawers
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional antique Louis XV style mahogany chest of drawers or commode. The chest features gorgeous mahogany wood grain, with inlaid parquetry and bronze mounted ormolu. The fuch...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV 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

Art Deco Thuya Marble-Top Commode Chest of Drawers, France, circa 1930
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Art Deco Thuya marble-top commode chest of drawers, France, circa 1930 Magnificent early 20th century Art Deco continental Thuya marble-topped commode, France, circa 1930, The rec...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century French Louis Philipe Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very fine French antique chest with a double bullnose marble top, finely detailed bronze mounts, wreath form escutcheons and pulls, and outstanding chosen mahogany with great swirly ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

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

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

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

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

French Classical Style Commode Chest of Drawers Marble Top, Early 20th Century
Located in FR
Commode French chest of drawers late 19th century classical style marble top, circa 1900 Walnut Unusual: three drawers inside Good antique condition, with minor signs of age and w...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Marble

18th Century Louis XVI Marble-Top Chest of Drawers
Located in Poole, GB
Handsome Louis XVI fruitwood and ebonized commode chest of drawers with original marble top and handles, with mirrored side panels and ebonized mouldings sympathetically restored by ...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • 18th Century Louis XVI Marble-Top Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Marble-Top Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Marble-Top Chest of Drawers
  • 18th Century Louis XVI Marble-Top Chest of Drawers
H 33.86 in. W 45.87 in. D 22.64 in.
French Burr Walnut Bronze Fittings Marble-Top Bombe Chest of Drawers, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning circa 1900 French burr walnut with all solid bronze fixtures and fittings bombe chest of drawers finished with a solid mar...
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Antique Early 1900s French Edwardian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Rare 19th Century French Marble Topped Brass Gallery Semainier Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this very rare and extremely good looking French 19th century mahogany with marble top and brass gallery rail Semainier lingerie chest of drawers This French 1...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Antique French Carved Oak Chest of Drawers Commode Marble Top Table Louis XV
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from France, a large antique French chest or side table, in stunning Louis XV style! ~Serpentine shaped front and serpentine beveled marble top ~Massive carvings across the ...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Louis XVI Style French Walnut Briarwood Chest of Drawers with Marble Top, 1870
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

Louis Philippe French Chest of Drawers in Walnut-Feather and Marble Top 1830
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Elegant and sober French chest of drawers with four comfortable drawers and gilded bronze locks, Spanish Emperador marble was used for the upper floor in a rare and precious color v...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Marble

French Writing Desk-Chest of Drawers in Flame Mahogany L. Phillipe Marble Top
Located in Miami, FL
Exquisite chest of Drawers (4 drawers plus the upper part as writing desk) in the writing desk space are 6 small drawers plus 2 secret panels on both each side. The dark blue leather...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of D...

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Mahogany

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

18th Century French Louis XV Bombe Ormolu Marble-Top Commode, Chest of Drawers
Located in Arles, FR
A very fine early 18th century French Louis XV commode "forme galbée" or bombe/serpentine embellished with extraordinary, original ormolu mounts and fixtures throughout. Both sides a...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Mid-19th Century French Carved Walnut Commode Chest of Drawers with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique "Commode Sauteuse" was crafted in Provence, France, circa 1860. The fruitwood chest stands on cabriole legs with hoof feet over a scalloped apron. The chest of d...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century French Empire Chest of Marble Topped Drawers Lion Hairy Paw Feet
By Empire Furniture
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning French Empire, circa 1860 solid mahogany chest of drawers with marble top and gold leaf painted lion hairy paw feet A very good lo...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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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

High Quality French Chest of Drawers in the Louis Quinze Style Marble Top
Located in Berlin, DE
Parquet from kingwood on solid softwood. With two forward-looking, imposing Espagnolettes in the style of Charles Cressent. In the front two drawers, in the front and on the side wal...
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20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French Bombay Chest with Marble Top
Located in Sarasota, FL
Handmade chest with thick marble top in Rouge' having ormolu trim having 3 full drawers, wonderfully made.
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Antique 1830s French French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood

  • French Bombay Chest with Marble Top
  • French Bombay Chest with Marble Top
  • French Bombay Chest with Marble Top
  • French Bombay Chest with Marble Top
H 36 in. W 54 in. D 22 in.
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

Directoire Style Mahogany Chest of Drawers With White marble Top Circa 1940's
Located in Stamford, CT
French Directoire style mahogany chest of drawers, circa 1940s, the white marble atop a conforming case fitted with five drawers, flanked by fluted uprights with bronze mounts, raise...
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Vintage 1940s French Directoire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

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 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

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

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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Burl, Walnut

Napoleon III Style Small French Chest of Drawers in Oak and Marble Top, 1870
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Sober and elegant French chest of drawers in Napoleon III style, on the front it has three small but deep drawers, the round knobs and square protections at the end of the four legs ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Antique French Rosewood and Mahogany Marble-Top Chest
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French rosewood and mahogany marble-top chest. Louis XV style.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Antique Empire Style Chest of Drawers or Commode Exotic Wood, Bronze, Marble Top
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and stunning, late 19th century chest of drawers. This beautiful Empire style commode has obviously been used, but the condition is good to excellent. It has a mahogany color,...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Revival Commodes and Chests of D...

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Marble, Bronze

18th Century Louis XV Kingwood Chest of Drawers Marble Top, 1760s
Located in Roma, RM
Small French chest of drawers, full Louis XV period, fantastic wood texture, excellent quality, grains that highlight the beauty of this quality of wood, kingwood. All connected by s...
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Antique 1750s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Boxwood, Kingwood

Four-Drawer Marble-Top Chest
Located in Hudson, NY
This very refined chest of drawers is done in a rather austere simple design. The decoration is all about the full frontal veneer wood pattern running from bottom to top. Finally the...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • Four-Drawer Marble-Top Chest
  • Four-Drawer Marble-Top Chest
  • Four-Drawer Marble-Top Chest
  • Four-Drawer Marble-Top Chest
H 36.5 in. W 43.75 in. D 24 in.
Louis XVI Style Marble-Top Bombe Commode or Chest of Drawers, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Louis XVI style marble-top bombe commode or chest of drawers, 19th century. The rectangular pudding stone top over two drawers, inlaid with marquetry floral design, gilt metal mounts...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Metal

20th Century French Louis XV Marble-Top Bombe Chest or Commode with Two Drawers
Located in Miami, FL
A fine Louis XV two-drawer commode with Breche d’Alep marble conforming top in shades of pink and grey with molded edge and notched corners, all with rosewood and tulipwood crossband...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

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

French Marble-Top Chest with Ormolu, 19th Century
Located in Cookeville, TN
Cabriole legs grace this marble top chest with ormolu detailing. The top section is two drawers and the bottom two sections are singles. The wood inlay details are elegant and geomet...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu, Bronze

  • French Marble-Top Chest with Ormolu, 19th Century
  • French Marble-Top Chest with Ormolu, 19th Century
  • French Marble-Top Chest with Ormolu, 19th Century
  • French Marble-Top Chest with Ormolu, 19th Century
H 33.13 in. W 38.25 in. D 20.19 in.
English Rosewood Marble-Top Lingerie Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English rosewood marble top lingerie chest has chamfered corners and raised molding on the base and drawers; note the marble lined compartment below the top drawer. It has its origin...
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Antique 1850s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

  • English Rosewood Marble-Top Lingerie Chest
  • English Rosewood Marble-Top Lingerie Chest
  • English Rosewood Marble-Top Lingerie Chest
  • English Rosewood Marble-Top Lingerie Chest
H 38.5 in. W 17 in. D 15.5 in.
Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of French marble-top commodes, have acanthus carved cabriole legs with carved cartouches in the drawers and doors.  
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Vintage 1920s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

  • Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
H 31.5 in. W 17.75 in. D 17.75 in.
19th Century Wood Charles X Rosewood Inlay Chest of Drawers Marble Top, 1830s
Located in Roma, RM
French chest of drawers Charles X, in rosewood and boxwood inlays, equipped with mirror with inlaid wooden frame. Very difficult to find it with the original mirror in combination. T...
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Antique 1810s French Charles X Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Louis XVI 19th Century Marble-Top Chest of Drawers or Commode, Mahogany
Located in Houston, TX
Finely made marble top French cabinet with white marble top. Bronze doré accents and bead work, bronze mounts to the Upper sides. The drawers work well and it has a key hat works. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century French Empire Chestnut Commode Chest Marble Top
Located in London, GB
This important and rare antique French Empire commode was crafted from the most beautiful chestnut and is circa 1860 in date. The stunning rectangular mottled grey Gris St. Anne mar...
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Antique 1860s French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Petite Marble Topped Chest or Commode
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Petite Louis XV style marble top chest or commode having beautiful banded herringbone marquetry serpentine shaped front with three drawers and decorative gold bronze mounts. The love...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Black Lacquered Chest with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant French Louis XVI style black lacquered chest with beautiful marble top. Nice brass hardware and details as well. A Classic piece!!
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century French Louis Phillipe Bleached Mahogany Chest with Marble-Top Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant 19th century French Louis Phillipe bleached mahogany chest with black marble top. Great lines to this piece and there are 3 drawers for storage. A true Classic!
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Marble

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French Marble Top Chest Of Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of French marble top chest of drawers available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct French marble top chest of drawers — often made from wood, stone and marble — can elevate any home. French marble top chest of drawers have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. French marble top chest of drawers bearing Louis XV or Louis XVI hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. French marble top chest of drawers have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Maison Jansen, Baker Furniture Company and E.J. Victor are consistently popular.

How Much are French Marble Top Chest Of Drawers?

Prices for French marble top chest of drawers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, French marble top chest of drawers begin at $482 and can go as high as $395,137, while the average can fetch as much as $5,081.

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.