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Striking George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A striking George III serpentine chest of drawers, constructed in oak veneered in coromandel with two short drawers above a brushing slide and three long drawers, the canted corners ...
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Antique 1780s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

George III Period Serpentine Chest
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good George III period mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, with offset canted corners, very typical of Gillows of Lancaster construction, original bracket feet with shaped edges ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George III Commodes and Chests ...

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Serpentine

  • George III Period Serpentine Chest
  • George III Period Serpentine Chest
  • George III Period Serpentine Chest
  • George III Period Serpentine Chest
H 41 in. W 53 in. D 24 in.
George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Essex, MA
With serpentine shaped top over conforming case section containing four graduated string inlaid drawers all with brass bail handles, bracket feet.
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Antique 1760s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
H 39.63 in. W 43 in. D 22.63 in.
George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Essex, MA
Serpentine top over a conforming brushing slide and two over two long drawers, raised on splayed legs.
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George III Period Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
An 18th century flame mahogany serpentine shaped chest with graduated drawers two over three. Maintaining the original brass handles and super colour and patina, the canted corners w...
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Antique 18th Century George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

George III Period Serpentine Chest
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A George III period mahogany serpentine chest, the strongly shaped front with two drawers to the top section and three larger drawers below, top edge readed on finely drawn shaped br...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George III Commodes and Chests ...

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Serpentine

  • George III Period Serpentine Chest
  • George III Period Serpentine Chest
  • George III Period Serpentine Chest
  • George III Period Serpentine Chest
H 40 in. W 44 in. D 21 in.
Small Serpentine Chest of Drawers George III in Mahogany
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Beautiful small English serpentine chest of drawers from the end of the 18th century in mahogany A fine chest of drawers of curved shape of small size which has a zipper which at ...
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Antique 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A George III mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, the shaped top above four graduated long drawers, raised on shaped block feet. English, circa 1800.
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Antique Early 1800s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a classic late 18th century English George III solid mahogany serpentine chest of drawers. This lovely, mellow chest has a top with a molded edge, over three short and three ...
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Antique 1780s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century George III Serpentine Mahogany Chest of Drawers
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Poole, GB
An extremely handsome, very good quality George 3rd mahogany chest of drawers in original condition. The handles and patina are original as are the brass locks. The drawers are oak l...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

George III Style "Waring and Gillow" Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
George III style "Waring and Gillow Ltd" mahogany serpentine chest of drawers in good condition with four oak lined drawers with drop handles, with decorative canted corners and stan...
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Early 20th Century European George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century English George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, having an arrangement of four graduated drawers, the top of which has a fully fitted interior consisting o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century English George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany serpentine chest of drawers. The chest has an arrangement of five drawers, two short at the top, over three long graduated drawers belo...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century English George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany serpentine chest of drawers. The chest has four graduated drawers, each with brass handles and escutcheons also with ebony stringing in...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A mid-18th century George III period mahogany chest of drawers, of serpentine form, the overhanging top with inlaid ebony and boxwood stringing above four drawers, with gilt brass ha...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique Mahogany George III Serpentine Chest Drawers, 18th Century
Located in London, GB
This is beautifully crafted antique George III flame mahogany serpentine fronted chest of drawers, circa 1780 in date. The curvaceous serpentine chest features decorative satinwood...
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Antique 1780s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George III Serpentine Secrétaire Dressing Chest
By William Gomm
Located in London, GB
A very fine and rare George III Chippendale period mahogany secretaire-dressing chest of exceptional scale and quality attributed to William Gomm. The shaped serpentine cross-banded ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • George III Serpentine Secrétaire Dressing Chest
  • George III Serpentine Secrétaire Dressing Chest
  • George III Serpentine Secrétaire Dressing Chest
  • George III Serpentine Secrétaire Dressing Chest
H 39.38 in. W 51.19 in. D 25.99 in.
George III Period Serpentine Mahogany Chest
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A well-proportioned George III period serpentine mahogany chest, the top with boxwood crossbanding, with period swan neck handles supported on shaped bracket feet. Norman Adams pl...
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Antique Late 18th Century British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George III Period Mahogany Serpentine Chest
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A George III period serpentine Chest of Drawers, the stiles to the front cross banded on the angle, the very well figured top, fine and original brass swan neck handles the whole sit...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George III Commodes and Chests ...

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Mahogany

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Elegant and unusual antique chest of drawers with serpentine front. This chest of drawers has a very good color and patina. There are ten drawers and a sliding tambour fronted cupboa...
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Antique 18th Century British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George III Period Mahogany Serpentine Chest
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good George III period mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, the shaped corners readed, beautifully figured top with timbers running from left to right, the four drawers retaining ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George III Commodes and Chests ...

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Mahogany

Early 19th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century George III mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, the top with gadrooned edge raised over shaped graduated cockbeaded drawers with brass pulls raised on gadrooned e...
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Antique 19th Century Irish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Antique George III Serpentine Flame Mahogany Chest Drawers, 18th Century
Located in London, GB
This is beautifully crafted antique George III flame mahogany serpentine fronted chest of drawers, circa 1780 in date. The curvaceous serpentine chest is made from the finest quali...
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Antique 1780s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany serpentine chest of drawers in the manner of Gillows, having a boxwood inlaid top, above four graduated serpentine drawers, each with b...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century Irish George III Period Serpentine-Fronted Chest
Located in Dublin 8, IE
18th century Irish George III period serpentine fronted chest of drawers. This gentleman’s Bachelor’s Chest is so called because it features full toilette drawers beneath a sliding ...
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Antique 1780s Irish George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Georgian Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4819 Superb George III chest of drawers in mahogany, having serpentine top with reeded edge above satinwood inlaid frieze and 4 graduated string inlaid drawers all fitted with lion...
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Antique 1810s British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • Georgian Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • Georgian Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • Georgian Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • Georgian Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
H 42.13 in. W 48.43 in. D 22.45 in.
George III Kingwood and Ormolu-Mounted Serpentine Commode
By Henry Hill of Marlborough
Located in London, GB
A magnificent George III sabicu and kingwood ormolu-mounted serpentine commode, in the French taste, attributed to Henry Hill of Marlborough. The serpentine top cross-banded with kin...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

George III Period Serpentine Chest in Mahogany, England c. 1790
Located in Atlanta, GA
A George III period Serpentine-fronted Chest of Drawers, constructed in mahogany with figured-Mahogany exterior. Dating from the last quarter of the 1700s, and English in origin. Th...
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Antique 1780s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19th Century Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th century mahogany serpentine chest of drawers with two small and three long graduated drawers with brass pulls supported on four bracket feet.
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Antique 19th Century Irish George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George III Serpentine Mahogany Commode
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An attractive and well figured George III serpentine mahogany commode on shaped bracket feet. The top quartered and finely inlaid, with a contrasting oval centre within a Kingwood bo...
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Antique 1790s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • George III Serpentine Mahogany Commode
  • George III Serpentine Mahogany Commode
  • George III Serpentine Mahogany Commode
  • George III Serpentine Mahogany Commode
H 36 in. W 37.25 in. D 22.25 in.
George III Mahogany Serpentine Dresser
Located in Port Chester, NY
George III mahogany serpentine dresser, a flame mahogany and Morado banded chest of drawers with fine double stringing, the serpentine molded edge top above three cartouche banded gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary European George III Commodes and Chests of...

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Mahogany

  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Dresser
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Dresser
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Dresser
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Dresser
H 33 in. W 46 in. D 20 in.
Antique Figured Walnut Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A beautiful antique chest of drawers in highly figured and burr walnut, dating from circa 1900-1910 period. It is in the classic Georgian style, with a lovely serpentine shaped front...
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Early 20th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Late George III Period Serpentine Chest in Mahogany, circa 1795
Located in Atlanta, GA
A late 18th century George III period serpentine chest in mahogany featuring reeded corner columns flanking 4 graduating drawers with string inlay and brass pulls ending with reeded ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Fine George III Figured Mahogany Serpentine Commode Attributed to Henry Hill
By Henry Hill of Marlborough
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A fine George III figured mahogany serpentine commode attributed to Henry Hill of Marlborough, the serpentine top with a moulded edge above shaped sides and three graduated serpentin...
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Antique 1760s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George III Marquetry Serpentine Commode, circa 1775
Located in London, GB
A fine George III marquetry commode, the top is inlaid with a central ribbon-tied spray on rosewood ground and engraved garland flanked by further sprays; all surrounded by stringing...
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Antique 1770s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • George III Marquetry Serpentine Commode, circa 1775
  • George III Marquetry Serpentine Commode, circa 1775
  • George III Marquetry Serpentine Commode, circa 1775
  • George III Marquetry Serpentine Commode, circa 1775
H 33.08 in. W 45.87 in. D 19.3 in.
George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Serpentine Chest, Circa 1770 England
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Dating from one of the most famous and highly celebrated periods in English furniture history, now known as the ‘Chippendale period’. This fine George III mahogany serpentine chest ...
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Antique 18th Century British Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century Mahogany Serpentine Kneehole Dressing Chest
Located in London, GB
A fine 18th century mahogany kneehole dressing chest having moulded edge top above brushing slide, fitted top drawer, six short graduated cockbeaded drawers and cupboard in central r...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Serpentine Knee-Hole Chest
Located in London, GB
A fine mid-18th century well-figured mahogany serpentine knee-hole chest, having crossbanded moulded edged top above various drawers retaining original brass swan-necked handles and ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

20th Century English Antique Edwardian Flame Mahogany Serpentine Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality flame mahogany serpentine chest, having a well figured and cross banded top, above an arrangement of four graduated drawers, each cross banded and inlaid, ...
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Early 20th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century Chippendale Period Mahogany Serpentine Knee-Hole Chest
Located in London, GB
A fine mid-18th century well-figured mahogany serpentine Knee-hole chest, having cross-banded moulded edged top above various drawers retaining original brass swan-necked handles and...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Georgian Serpentine Front Commode
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful Georgian mahogany serpentine front chest of drawers extensively inlaid with satinwood, sycamore and boxwood. The canted corners decorated with open fretwork. Fitted with fi...
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Antique 19th Century British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Georgian Serpentine Front Commode
  • Georgian Serpentine Front Commode
  • Georgian Serpentine Front Commode
  • Georgian Serpentine Front Commode
H 32.5 in. W 40 in. D 22 in.
18th Century Serpentine Commode by Gillows of Lancaster
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A very fine and original 18th century sideboard serpentine commode attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, the beautiful figured four doors leaf matched, the top drawer section with very...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George III Commodes and Chests ...

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Mahogany

18th Century Inlaid Serpentine Hepplewhite Commode
Located in New York, NY
This finely constructed period Hepplewhite chest of drawers features graceful lines that give it a lightweight feel, and the top is beautifully inlaid, including a lovely sand-shaded...
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Antique 1780s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Fine Quality 18th Century Portuguese Rosewood and Marquetry Serpentine Commode
Located in London, GB
An unusual mid-18th century Portuguese serpentine, rosewood, tulipwood crossbanded, floral marquetry commode, having moulded edge ‘Breccia policrome dei Caetani’ marble top, above tw...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Portuguese George III Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Marble, Brass

George III Mahogany Serpentine-Fronted Chest of Drawers
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Well-figured George III serpentine-fronted chest of drawers with baize-lined slide
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Antique Late 18th Century Great Britain (UK) George III Dressers

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Mahogany

George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Poole, GB
Fine quality George III serpentine fronted flame mahogany chest of drawers with a moulded edge top, four drawers with brass ring handles terminating on splayed bracket feet. Of good ...
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Antique 1780s British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
H 40.95 in. W 43.71 in. L 40.95 in.
Lovely George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous shape and unusual perfectly proportioned size. Serpentine front, plum pudding mahogany, unusually narrow with lots of storage. 1st two drawers have dividers; bottom two d...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English George III Commodes and Chests ...

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Mahogany

Period George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a Classic period English mahogany Georgian serpentine chest of drawers. The serpentine top with straight edge in over four long conforming drawers. The chest of drawers is ra...
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Antique 1780s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Very fine Georgian mahogany serpentine chest of drawers having a richly molded top over serpentine front, the canted edges featuring pilaster uprights with stop fluted molding, the g...
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Antique 1760s English Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers
H 36 in. W 46 in. D 25.75 in.
Fine George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Essex, MA
Serpentine top over four graduated conforming drawers with original hardware raised on ogee bracket feet.
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Antique 1770s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Other

English George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fine English George III mahogany crossbanded serpentine chest of drawers with molded edge top, graduated drawers and bracket feet.
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Antique 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

George III Period Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good George III period serpentine chest of drawers. The top with serpentine ends, edged in boxwood. Fine original period handles. On high swept bracket feet.
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Antique Late 18th Century Great Britain (UK) George I Commodes and Chest...

Antique George III Serpentine Chest Drawers, circa 1780
Located in London, GB
This is beautifully crafted antique George III mahogany serpentine fronted chest of drawers, circa 1780 in date. This antique curvaceous serpentine chest is made from the finest qu...
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Antique 1780s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

A George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Boston, MA
The top of serpentine outline with a rope twist border and a Greek key border underneath‚ above a conforming case enclosing four long graduated drawers between fluted carved angles‚ ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • A George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • A George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • A George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • A George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
H 35.5 in. W 40.5 in. D 21.25 in.
George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Essex, MA
Serpentine top over a brushing slide with two brass knobs over four graduated drawers with original handles, the case with chamfered blind fret carved ends, raised on bracket feet.
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Antique 1760s English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Georgian perfection, 18th century George III mahogany serpentine chest of drawers with brushing slide, fabulous reeded columns and retaining superb original age patinated surface. Ch...
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Antique 1770s English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
  • George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
H 32.68 in. W 38.98 in. D 21.26 in.
18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a top quality George II mahogany serpentine chest of drawers. The chest has an arrangement of three short drawers at the top, with a further three long drawers below. Eac...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

English George III Inlaid Mahogany Serpentine Secretary Chest of Drawers
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very fine example of the George III period, this chest presents with a boldness of form that is unusually moving. The undulating top has an exaggerated projection around all three ...
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Antique Late 18th Century British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

George III Mahogany Serpentine-fronted Chest Of Drawers
Located in valatie, NY
This traditional English chest has an exceptional serpentine shape. It has six beaded drawers of different sizes all following the curves of the rare figured Mahogany. Each drawer is...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century George III Serpentine Front Chest of Drawers
Located in Brentwood, TN
19th century George III serpentine front chest of drawers This chest of drawers is a fine piece of furniture. The front has a serpentine front, impressive brass knobs and a three ov...
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Antique 1840s English George IV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

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George Iii Serpentine Chest Of Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of george iii serpentine chest of drawers available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct george iii serpentine chest of drawers — often made from wood, mahogany and metal — can elevate any home. George iii serpentine chest of drawers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Georgian george iii serpentine chest of drawers are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made george iii serpentine chest of drawers over the years, but those made by Gillows of Lancaster & London are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are George Iii Serpentine Chest Of Drawers?

Prices for george iii serpentine chest of drawers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, george iii serpentine chest of drawers begin at $1,770 and can go as high as $204,624, while the average can fetch as much as $8,356.

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.