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Italian Bombe Olive Wood 3-Drawer Chest Dresser
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Outstanding version of Italian bombe 3-drawer chest in patched olive burl wood.
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20th Century Italian Rococo Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Olive

Early 19th Century Italian Bombe Painted 2 Drawer Bedside Commode, Custom Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
Early 19th century Italian bombe painted two-drawer bedside commode, hand painted custom finish.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Petite Italian Bombe Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming 3 drawer chest with a whitewashed finish. Nicely detailed and proportioned.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • Petite Italian Bombe Commode
  • Petite Italian Bombe Commode
  • Petite Italian Bombe Commode
  • Petite Italian Bombe Commode
H 28.25 in. W 29 in. D 15 in.
Italian Bombe Front Walnut Commode
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A fine Italian mid-18th century figured-walnut bombe commode of a good colour and patina; attractive inlay to the front and sides, tall elegant swept feet, original locks and most of...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Italian Bombe Front Walnut Commode
  • Italian Bombe Front Walnut Commode
  • Italian Bombe Front Walnut Commode
  • Italian Bombe Front Walnut Commode
H 34 in. W 45 in. D 24.5 in.
Handmade Miniature Italian Bombe Chest
Located in Malibu, CA
Miniature Italian Provincial Bombé chest with burled walnut veneers. Three beautifully lined draws.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Revival Night Stands

Materials

Metal

  • Handmade Miniature Italian Bombe Chest
  • Handmade Miniature Italian Bombe Chest
  • Handmade Miniature Italian Bombe Chest
  • Handmade Miniature Italian Bombe Chest
H 19 in. W 18 in. D 10 in.
Solid Oak Italian ‘Bombe’ Commode
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An Italian oak ‘bombe’ three-drawer commode with shaped solid-oak panelled sides and finely-carved details to the drawer fronts and corners.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

  • Solid Oak Italian ‘Bombe’ Commode
  • Solid Oak Italian ‘Bombe’ Commode
  • Solid Oak Italian ‘Bombe’ Commode
  • Solid Oak Italian ‘Bombe’ Commode
H 31 in. W 39 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Italian Bombe' Chair-Side Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The stunning chests are finished on all 4 sides with outstanding parquetry inlays. The may be used as night stands as well. They are designed with 2 drawers. They are outfitted wit...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Glass

  • Pair of Italian Bombe' Chair-Side Commodes
  • Pair of Italian Bombe' Chair-Side Commodes
  • Pair of Italian Bombe' Chair-Side Commodes
  • Pair of Italian Bombe' Chair-Side Commodes
H 28 in. W 23.5 in. D 14 in.
Italian Bombe Inlay Olive Wood Dresser Drop Front Jewerly Compartment Secretary
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very fine Italian inlay bombe dresser. Olive wood, heavy carved claw feet, intricate inlay, drop front jewelry secretary compartment. Excellent vintage condition. Stunning piece.
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20th Century Italian Baroque Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Olive

Pair of Italian Bombe Commodes or Nightstands Parcel Paint and Gilt Decorated
Located in Stamford, CT
A very fine antique pair of bombe commodes or nightstands having a parcel paint and gilt decorated finish. These Italian delights are sure to make any room sparkle. The heavy gilt ov...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

1930s Italian Bombé Burl Olive Wood with Burl Walnut Marquetry Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A rare 1930s Italian Baroque style bombé chest of drawers with burl olive wood and burl walnut marquetry featuring its original Art Nouveau brass handles. There are three flat brass ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Baroque Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Antique Italian Rococo Crotch Mahogany Marble Bombe Lingerie Commode Chest
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Italian bombe chest, commode or entry side table. Made of crotch mahogany with a green marble top and Rococo styling.  
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Early 20th Century Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

Italian Olive Burl Wood Bombe Secretary with Matching Chair
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous Italian bombe drop front secretary cabinet in olive wood with the matching chair. Two drawers with brass hardware and exquisite cabriole legs. Expert craftsmanship and desig...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Baroque Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Italian Hand Carved Walnut Bombe Chests Nightstands, a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
Pair of hand carved walnut Italian bombe chests nightstands with drawers. The Rococo cast brass handles are original. Can be used as smaller scale perfect as an accent piece between ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

Italian Rococo Style Walnut Veneer Bombe Commode Chest
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic Italian bombe commode, chest of drawers, or dresser featuring a patchwork of stunning walnut veneer. Made in the grand Rococo taste the case has elegant and graceful curves ...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Vintage 20th Century Italian Walnut Bombe Chest
Located in Charlotte, NC
A high quality Italian bombe chest, no makers mark. Walnut with exquisite carvings to draw fronts, sides & knees, carved curved legs and paw like feet. Features two smaller over two ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Sizzling Hot Bright Coral and Gilt Chinoiserie Bombe Style Chest of Drawers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A show stopper 1940s Italian bombe style large commode in a fantastic shade of bright coral having gilded chinoiserie decoration in relief, bronze hardware and mounts including cappe...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chinoiserie Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Bronze

20th Century Burl Walnut Bombe Secretary Bookcase with Etched Glass Doors
Located in Savannah, GA
Italian Bombe secretaire with a distinct burl walnut grain. Highlights include the original wrought iron hinges, a hand carved decorative crown and etched mirrored panels featuring a...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Louis XV Secretaires

Materials

Walnut, Burl, Mirror

Petite Italian Painted Bombe Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1950s vintage Rococo style bombe commode on cabriole legs with floral motifs. The piece also features two drawers which can be used for a bedside table. Made in Italy. Please n...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • Petite Italian Painted Bombe Chest
  • Petite Italian Painted Bombe Chest
  • Petite Italian Painted Bombe Chest
  • Petite Italian Painted Bombe Chest
H 25.25 in. W 22.00 in. D 11.50 in.
Italian Olive Wood Bombe Secretary
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s olive wood secretary from Italy.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Secretaires

  • Italian Olive Wood Bombe Secretary
  • Italian Olive Wood Bombe Secretary
  • Italian Olive Wood Bombe Secretary
  • Italian Olive Wood Bombe Secretary
H 75.5 in. W 42 in. D 15 in.
Stunning Italian Walnut Bombe Credenze
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Stunning Italian walnut bombe credenza exceptional proportions and exquisite carving to the front apron, sides all rounded off with wonderful scalloped edges to the top. Bronze hardw...
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Country Sideboards

Materials

Walnut

  • Stunning Italian Walnut Bombe Credenze
  • Stunning Italian Walnut Bombe Credenze
  • Stunning Italian Walnut Bombe Credenze
  • Stunning Italian Walnut Bombe Credenze
H 38.59 in. W 78.75 in. D 22.05 in.
Italian Rococo Walnut Bombe Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
Italian Rococo (18th Century-Veneto Region) walnut bombe shaped sideboard cabinet with molded gilt trim edge with a floral design crowned with a shaped grey marble top.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Rococo Sideboards

Materials

Marble, Gold Leaf

  • Italian Rococo Walnut Bombe Sideboard
  • Italian Rococo Walnut Bombe Sideboard
  • Italian Rococo Walnut Bombe Sideboard
  • Italian Rococo Walnut Bombe Sideboard
H 36 in. W 94.75 in. D 37 in.
Double Bombe Sconces from Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exquisite double shade sconces from Italy with brass and wood details. Single candelabra based sockets in each shade. Rewired for use in the US.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

  • Double Bombe Sconces from Italy
  • Double Bombe Sconces from Italy
  • Double Bombe Sconces from Italy
  • Double Bombe Sconces from Italy
H 11 in. W 11 in. D 6 in.
18th C. Italian Rococo Bombe Commode
Located in Bradenton, FL
18th C. Italian Rococo bombe commode with marble top, walnut with burr veneer, finely crafted and highly ornate gilded metal mounts, escutcheons and pulls. Feet with hoof design, ver...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • 18th C. Italian Rococo Bombe Commode
  • 18th C. Italian Rococo Bombe Commode
  • 18th C. Italian Rococo Bombe Commode
  • 18th C. Italian Rococo Bombe Commode
H 38.5 in. W 57 in. D 24 in.
Italian Marble-Top Bombe Bedside Cabinets
Located in Dallas, TX
Italian marble-top bedside cabinets, early 20th c., bombe case, single cabinet door accented with burlwood panel, open interior, rising on curved legs.
Category

20th Century Italian Night Stands

Materials

Marble

  • Italian Marble-Top Bombe Bedside Cabinets
  • Italian Marble-Top Bombe Bedside Cabinets
  • Italian Marble-Top Bombe Bedside Cabinets
  • Italian Marble-Top Bombe Bedside Cabinets
H 29.25 in. W 17 in. D 14.25 in.
18th c. Italian Painted Bombe Commode
Located in Natchez, MS
18th c Italian painted marble top commode with bombe form.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

  • 18th c. Italian Painted Bombe Commode
  • 18th c. Italian Painted Bombe Commode
  • 18th c. Italian Painted Bombe Commode
  • 18th c. Italian Painted Bombe Commode
H 36.5 in. W 48 in. D 21 in.
Italian Rococo Style Walnut Bombé Cabinet
Located in Cypress, CA
Elegant Italian Rococo style walnut bombé side cabinet on cabriole legs, made early 20th century, has two small drawers above cabinet.
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Early 20th Century Italian Rococo Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Northern Italian Burlwood Bombe Miniature Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Child-sized petite commode, of burled olivewood, having a shaped top, on conforming case of three stacked drawers, raised on splayed feet. Made in italy for the "B. Altman Compa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Burl, Olive

Italian Hollywood Regency Burl Walnut Bombe Chest
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A smaller accent bombe chest in burl walnut, mid 20th century Italy, Newly French Polished. A top slender drawer over two larger drawers resting on four cabriole legs. 29 wide, 26.5 ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Italian Provincial Bombe Olivewood Corner Cupboard Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Italian olivewood corner cabinet with 1 door containing 2 shelves over 1 drawer.
Category

20th Century Italian Corner Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Italian two-drawer painted Bombe or Bombay style end table with painted floral leaf motifs on the drawer fronts and metal hardware, circa 1970s. Made in Italy. Please note of wear co...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
  • Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
  • Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
  • Italian Two-Drawer Painted Bombe End Table
H 28.00 in. W 30.50 in. D 14.00 in.
Italian Louis XV Style Painted Bombe Commode
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Italian Louis XV style floral painted bombe commode, circa 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Italian Rococo Style Walnut Bombe Secretary Cabinet
Located in Cypress, CA
Fine Italian Rococo style walnut veneered bombe secretary cabinet. The shaped surmount is over a mirrored door revealing several fitted compartments and two small drawers, above a s...
Category

20th Century Italian Rococo Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Antique Italian Mahogany Bombe Marble-Top Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Italian mahogany bombe marble-top commode is the result of an evolution that occurred over many centuries in Europe, originating in what is now Italy. The sensuous shape of t...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Italian Olive Wood Bombe Commode or Chest
Located in Rochester, NY
Italian olive wood Baroque style five drawer commode, early 20th century. Please, contact us for shipping options. Presented by Joseph Dasta Antiques  
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Mid-20th Century European Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Olive

Italian Olive Wood Bombe Commode or Chest
Located in Rochester, NY
Italian olive wood four drawer commode, mid 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century European Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Olive

  • Italian Olive Wood Bombe Commode or Chest
  • Italian Olive Wood Bombe Commode or Chest
  • Italian Olive Wood Bombe Commode or Chest
  • Italian Olive Wood Bombe Commode or Chest
H 28.5 in. W 39.5 in. D 16 in.
Italian Mid-Century Baroque Revival Carved Beechwood Bombe Chest
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern hand carved beechwood bombe chest of drawers made in Italy during the 1950s, with carved details and original elaborate hardware, in very good vintage cond...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Baroque Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Bronze

18th Century Italian Parcel Gilt Bombe’ Shaped Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 18th century Italian commode having a wonderful bombe’ shape and original parcel gilt finish. Interesting warm finished walnut top with ebonized inlay gives this piece adde...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Italian Rococo Style Walnut Bombe Commode, 20th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Attractive Italian Rococo style walnut Bombe commode. Mid 20th century. A moulded walnut veneered top rests over two small and four larger walnut veneered drawers, mounted with fo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Italian Venetian Walnut Bombe Shaped Bedside Commodes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Venetian (19th Century) walnut bombe-shaped bedside commodes with banded inlay and three drawers. (PRICED AS Pair)
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Antique 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Old World Italian Carved Wood Bombe Chest of Drawers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous carved wood bombe chest with creamy marble top having a shell motife and two roomy drawers.
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1990s Italian Renaissance Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

Italian Faux Marble Painted Florentine Bombe Commode Dresser Buffet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Florentine Louis XVI style distressed painted 4-drawer faux marble top commode with gilt accents.
Category

20th Century Italian Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Fruitwood

Pair of Painted Bombe Italian Niccolini Marble-Top Chests
By Niccolini
Located in Stamford, CT
Fabulous pair of Niccolini Bombe Italian painted and gilt decorated commodes. Each done in the Louis XV style, wonderful bombe design, 24-karat gilt decorated. Either can be used as ...
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Italian Walnut Bombe Two-Drawer Commode with Brass Pulls
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rococo style bombe chest of drawers with brass pulls. Walnut with lattice design inlay, standing on cabriole legs, Italian, circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

18th Century Italian Painted Bombe Commode ca. 1770
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Fine 18th Century Polychrome-Painted Serpentine Bombe Commode, originating in Italy during the third quarter of the 18th Century. The serpentine bombe commode consists of two long...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Paint

Pair of Italian 3 Drawer Bombe Commodes Night Tables, C1955
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Elegant 3 drawer Rococo style bombe chests perfect for bedside or a living room. Created from walnut and in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Beautiful curves with origi...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Pair of Italian Venetian Blue Bombe Commodes/ Nightstands/ End Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Italian Venetian blue bombe commodes / nightstands/ end tables Each one of scalloped case with gilt decoration, fitted with two 2" H x 10" upper drawers, and two lower 8" H ...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Night Stands

Materials

Wood

Italian Walnut Bombe Three Drawer Commode, Early 19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
An exceptional early 19th century Italian walnut patchwork veneered chest in excellent condition. Entire commode with highly figural patchwork walnut , having original locks, keys, a...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Italian Rococo Style Bombe Commode
Located in Cypress, CA
Fabulous large 19th century Italian Rococo style walnut and olivewood veneered Bombe Commode with four drawers and beautiful bronze handles on cabriole legs. Very desirable and elega...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Bronze

Italian Walnut Drop-Front Bombe Secretary in Louis XV Style
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian drop front Louis XV style bombe secretary/chest with three drawers. Brass Rococo pulls and escutcheons with a pair of keys that function. Drawers retain the original book pap...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Fiorini Vintage Italian Serpentine Bombe Chest Bow Front Walnut Commode, Italy
Located in Dayton, OH
"Vintage 1987 Fiorini Furniture bombe chest or commode. Made of walnut featuring ornate French and Italian styling with two petite glove drawers over two drawers supported by cabriol...
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Vintage 1980s French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Contemporary Black Lacquer Bombe Commode 2-Drawer Italian Chest by Zichele
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Contemporary black lacquer bombe commode 2-drawer Italian chest by Zichele. Item features silver painted trim to top edge, nickel metal ormolu to front legs and feet, solid wood fram...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal

Small Bombé Burlwood Two-Drawer Chest Of Drawers, Northern Italy
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Miniature Rococo style bombé commode with two drawers and with the original brass handware.  
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Gabberts Italian Louis XVI Style Bombe Chest of Drawers
Located in Forney, TX
An exceptional Italian Louis XVI style chest of drawers commode by quality American manufacturer Gabberts Design Studio and Fine Furniture. Having a serpentine shaped hand painte...
Category

Late 20th Century Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Italian Rococo Style Inlaid Bombe Commode, Late 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Impressive and unique late 19th-early 20th century Italian Rococo style inlaid bombe commode. Beige serpentine-fronted marble top over two drawers inlaid in tortoise shell motif an...
Category

20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Italian Rococo Bombe White and Gold Painted Triple Dresser circa 1950
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful Italian made dresser. The dresser is in good condition and has its original finish. The back has a panel that has been dented but this does not affect the piece i...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Rococo Revival Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Black Lacquer Bombé Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Beautiful black lacquered bombe chest with brass pulls. Interiors lined with fleur-de-lis paper.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • Black Lacquer Bombé Chest
  • Black Lacquer Bombé Chest
  • Black Lacquer Bombé Chest
  • Black Lacquer Bombé Chest
H 29 in. W 33 in. D 14.5 in.
Italian Provincial Bombe Form Tall Narrow China Cabinet Vitrine, Circa 1940
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
2 doors on top containing 2 glass shelves. 6 drawers. Window glass no beveling. Measures: 88" H x 50 3/4' W x 19 1/4" D.
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian French Provincial Vitrines

Materials

Walnut

18th Century Italian Baroque Painted Bombe Two-Door Corner Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
This colorful antique "encoignure" was created in Italy, circa 1780. The corner cabinet which can also hang on a wall, depicts a painted biblical scene of the presentation of John th...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Italian Renaissance Corner Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Antique Venetian Chinoiserie Bombe Chest
Located in Fulton, CA
18th century Italian commode embellished with hand lacquered chinoiserie detail. Over-exaggerated Bombe form with warm blue, green and gold tones. Retains original 18th century chino...
Category

Antique 18th Century Italian Chinoiserie Dressers

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

  • Antique Venetian Chinoiserie Bombe Chest
  • Antique Venetian Chinoiserie Bombe Chest
  • Antique Venetian Chinoiserie Bombe Chest
  • Antique Venetian Chinoiserie Bombe Chest
H 36.5 in. W 51.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Italian 18th Century Louis XV Period Tulipwood and Kingwood Bombe Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite and high quality pair of Italian 18th Louis XV period tulipwood and kingwood bombée commodes. Each chest is raised on four cabriole legs with brass wrap around sabots, a...
Category

Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Siena Marble

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Italian Bombe For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Italian bombe for your home. Frequently made of wood, metal and walnut, every Italian bombe was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect Italian bombe — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An Italian bombe made by Louis XV designers — as well as those associated with Rococo — is very popular. A well-made Italian bombe has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Roma Furniture Co., B. Altman and Company and Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. are consistently popular.

How Much is an Italian Bombe?

Prices for an Italian bombe start at $375 and top out at $195,000 with the average selling for $3,500.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, 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.

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