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Early 18th Century Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful in solid patina walnut. The antique blanket chest also completely original and has great charm. Also present original nails. The lid has a refined carving decoration. The b...
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Antique 1710s Italian Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood , 1940s
Located in Milan, IT
Stunning Italian chest of drawers in wood , 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Wood

  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood , 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood , 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood , 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood , 1940s
H 45.28 in. W 33.47 in. D 19.3 in.
18th Century Italian Louis XVI Inlay Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Elegant chest inlaid finely inlay to the school of Maggiolini with essences of various types full period Louis XVI of clear taste and Lombard origin. Period second half of the 18th c...
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Antique 1780s Italian Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Polychromed Italian Neoclassical Style Chest, 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful shades of pale green painted on this 19th century chest. The top depicting a putti amidst a wreath band flora, the case with a bank of three drawers, each in urn and scro...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

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

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Paint, Wood

19th Century Painted Italian 3-Drawer Commode
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century painted Italian 3-drawer commode.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

20th Century Italian Country Lacquered Commode and Two Nightstand
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful set consisting of a large chest of drawers and two nightstands. Vintage period in lacquered wood with Provencal country style. The lacquering technique is crafted in detail...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Carved Miniature Blanket Chest or Coffer
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and fine quality 19th century Italian Renaissance walnut carved miniature blanket chest or coffer. Fine carving in walnut wood on the front, beautiful antique patina walnut wood...
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Antique 1830s Italian Renaissance Models and Miniatures

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Wood

Italian Wood Chest
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Meyrin, CH
Italian wood chest.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Italian Wood Chest
  • Italian Wood Chest
  • Italian Wood Chest
  • Italian Wood Chest
H 25.99 in. W 9.06 in. D 9.06 in.
Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful antique blanket chest in solid walnut. The antique blanket chest also completely original and has great charm. Also present original nails. The lid has a refined carving de...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Blanket Chests

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Walnut

  • Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
  • Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
  • Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
  • Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
H 29.53 in. W 66.15 in. D 18.51 in.
18th Century Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful blanket chest in solid walnut. The antique blanket chest also completely original and has great charm. Perfect conditions.  
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Antique 1750s Italian Blanket Chests

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
  • 18th Century Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
  • 18th Century Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
  • 18th Century Italian Solid Walnut Wood Blanket Chest
H 23.63 in. W 61.42 in. D 20.87 in.
A 19th Century Antique Lacquered Wood Italian Blanket Chest
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Light green lacquered wood chest made in Tuscany in the second half of 19th century. Noble coat of arms with red lily are on the front and in the sides. Original conditions
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Louis Philippe Blanket Chests

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Fruitwood

18th Century Italian Petite 3-Drawer Wood Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small-sized Italian side chest of three drawers from the 18th century. This antique commode from Italy features beautiful banding and inlay details within a shapely body with subtl...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Wunderbrust, Chest of Wonders Leather and Wood Chest-Ottoman
By Matteo Cibic, DOC
Located in Roma, IT
For Operæ – Independent design festival eighth edition, Secondome under the artistic direction of Claudia Pignatale, presents “WUNDERBRUST” a project by Matteo Cibic, crafted by DOC....
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2010s Italian Blanket Chests

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Wood, Leather

Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
Located in Milan, IT
Stunning Italian chest of drawers in wood, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Walnut

  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
H 45.28 in. W 33.47 in. D 19.3 in.
Italian antique wood chest of drawers, 1800s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian antique wood chest of drawers, 1800s Chest of drawers in wood with drawers with bronze friezes Empire period. good condition 59x123x90h cm
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Antique Early 1800s Italian Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

  • Italian antique wood chest of drawers, 1800s
  • Italian antique wood chest of drawers, 1800s
  • Italian antique wood chest of drawers, 1800s
  • Italian antique wood chest of drawers, 1800s
H 35.44 in. W 48.43 in. D 23.23 in.
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

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Olive

1960s Modern Italian Wood Chest with Shelf on Brass & Black Lacquered Metal Legs
Located in New York, NY
Sleek modern functional design for this six-drawer dresser finished in high-quality teak veneer on sling shaped black lacquered metal legs with a brass foot. The black metal lines on...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Brass

Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
Located in Milan, IT
Stunning Italian chest of drawers in wood, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Walnut

  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
  • Italian Chest of Drawers in Wood, 1940s
H 45.28 in. W 33.47 in. D 19.3 in.
Italy 1850s Antique Traveling Trunk Chest in Solid Wood Polished to Wax
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian 1890s antique traveling trunk chest in solid wood restored and polished to wax Measures cm: H 65, W 98, D 60.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Country Blanket Chests

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Wood

18th Century, Italian Lacquered Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in IT
18th century, Italian lacquered wood chest of drawers This refined neoclassical chest of drawers was made in Turin, Italy, towards the end of the 18th century. Entirely lacquered, i...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Wood, Wood

Pair of Midcentury Modern wood Chests
Located in Miami, FL
In turquoise lacquered wood, Italian pair of Mid-Century Modern chests.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Blanket Chests

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Wood

  • Pair of Midcentury Modern wood Chests
  • Pair of Midcentury Modern wood Chests
  • Pair of Midcentury Modern wood Chests
  • Pair of Midcentury Modern wood Chests
H 18 in. W 35 in. D 20.5 in.
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

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Marble

1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
Located in Albignasego, IT
Carved fir wood blanket chest Small carved twentieth century chest of fir. On the front, the classic structure that unites many alpine chests: two arches enriched with many carved ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Folk Art Blanket Chests

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Fir

  • 1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
  • 1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
  • 1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
  • 1900 Carved Wood Blanket Chest
H 24.81 in. W 33.86 in. D 16.54 in.
18th century, Italian Lacquered Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in IT
18th century, Italian Lacquered Wood Chest of Drawers This refined neoclassical chest of drawers was made in Turin, Italy, towards the end of the 18th century. Entirely lacquered, it...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Wood, Wood

Mid-Century Modern White Bamboo and Wood Chest, Blanket Chest
Located in Miami, FL
Bamboo and wood blanket chest Lacquered in white. Light wear to the finish inside.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Blanket Chests

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Metal

17th Century Italian Chest
Located in Esbeek, NL
17th century painted italian chest Nord italian
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Antique 17th Century Italian Blanket Chests

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Wood

  • 17th Century Italian Chest
  • 17th Century Italian Chest
  • 17th Century Italian Chest
  • 17th Century Italian Chest
H 21.66 in. W 45.67 in. D 19.69 in.
MidCentury Wood and Brass Italian Chests of Drawer, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Beautiful and elegant dresser both for its articulated movement and for its perfect polishing with shellac. The brass finishes perfectly match his style. The chest of drawers is ven...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

18th Century, Italian Neoclassical Lacquered Wood Chest of Drawer
Located in IT
18th century, Italian neoclassical lacquered wood chest of drawer This elegant neoclassical chest of drawers was made in Turin Italy, towards the end of the 18th century. In carve...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Wood, Wood

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

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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.
Magnificent Early Italian Mixed Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Rare beauty of a commode with geometric decorative patterns, gorgeous mix of mahogany and satinwood inlay, three drawers with lovely bronze hardware, not original but of the same per...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

20th Century Wood Italian Design Chest of Drawers, 1970
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Low chest of drawers of Italian design from the 1960s-1970s. Beautiful dresser carved in walnut, burl, beech and fruitwood. Furniture of particular construction, equipped with four d...
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Late 20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Italian 19th Century Ebony, Ormolu and Exotic Wood Chest
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A remarkable Italian 19th century ebony, ormolu and exotic wood chest. The three-drawer chest is raised by elegant ormolu triangular shaped feet with a lovely foliate design. Above a...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

Ornately Carved Wooden Italian Cassone Chest
Located in Norwalk, CT
Ornately carved wooden Italian Cassone chest newly upholstered in Robert Kime fabric.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Blanket Chests

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Upholstery, Wood

Wood and Cane Chest of Drawers by Gervasoni, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Chest of drawers, dresser or commode in wood and cane rattan wicker decor, brass handle. Nice feet. By the famous Italian manufacture Gervasoni, stamp sign on side.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Italian Alp Chest
Located in Meyrin, CH
Italian Alp chest, the four feet are not all the same height the chest is a little leaning.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Italian Alp Chest
  • Italian Alp Chest
  • Italian Alp Chest
  • Italian Alp Chest
H 35.44 in. W 21.26 in. D 55.52 in.
Chest of 24 Drawers
By Franco Mario, Re-Wood
Located in Milan, IT
Inspired by old-fashioned cabinets used in apothecaries to store spices and other ingredients, this elegant chest of drawers is a unique addition to both Classic and modern interiors...
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2010s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

  • Chest of 24 Drawers
  • Chest of 24 Drawers
  • Chest of 24 Drawers
  • Chest of 24 Drawers
H 39.38 in. W 66.93 in. D 13.78 in.
18th Century Italian Solid Walnut Wood Cabinet "Madia" with Chest of Drawers
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful cabinet called " Madia " in solid walnut. The top rises and internally there is a large internal compartment. Under three practical small drawers. Interior lined with paper...
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Antique 1780s Italian Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Wood and Bamboo Italian 4-Drawer Chest 1970s Bonacina Style
By Bonacina
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Beautiful 70's Italian wooden Cest of drawers covered in bamboo strips. Normal signs of aging.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Country Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bamboo

Italian Alp Chest
Located in Meyrin, CH
Italian alp chest.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Italian Alp Chest
  • Italian Alp Chest
  • Italian Alp Chest
  • Italian Alp Chest
H 39.38 in. W 26.38 in. D 37.8 in.
18th Century, Neoclassical Italian Inlay Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in IT
18th century, neoclassical Italian inlay wood chest of drawers This refined neoclassical chest of drawers was built around the end of the 18th century in the Lombard area (north o...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Marble, Bronze

18th Century, Italian Neoclassical Inlaid Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in IT
18th century, Italian neoclassical inlaid wood chest of drawers This refined neoclassical chest of drawers was done around the end of the 18th century in Genoa (Italy). The cabinet ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Wood, Boxwood, Nutwood

18th Century, Italian Inlaid Wood Chest of Drawers with Secretaire
Located in IT
18th century, Italian inlaid wood chest of drawers with secretaire This chest of drawers with secretaire represents the elegant production of Piedmontese (Turin – north of Italy)...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

1950s Italian Chest of Drawers, Parchment and Ebonized Wood, Brass Details
Located in Firenze, IT
Ebonized wood chest of drawers covered in parchment-goatskin, perfect condition and vintage patina, original brass details, Italy, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Wood and Brass Italian Chest of Drawers
By L.A. Studio
Located in Madrid, ES
A beautiful smart Italian chest of drawers designed by L.A. STUDIO INTERIORISMO. Composed of six drawers. Made of solid wood structure cladded in brass surface and mirror on top. Han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Ch...

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern White Bamboo and Wood Chest
Located in Miami, FL
Bamboo and wood blanket chest Lacquered in white. Light wear to the finish inside.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Blanket Chests

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Metal

Italian Burl Olive Wood Parquetry Inlaid French Style Bombe Commode Chest
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Italian burl olive wood parquetry inlaid French style bombe commode chest. Item features beautiful parquetry inlaid burl olive wood, shapely bombe form, original label, cabriole legs...
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20th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Olive

Italian Design Chest of Drawers in Walnut, Briar, Beech and Fruit Woods
Located in London, GB
Low chest of drawers of Italian design from the 1960s-1970s. Dresser of beautiful line carved in walnut woods, briar, beech and fruit woods. Mobile of particular construction, equipp...
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20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Italian Louis XVI Style Chest of Drawers in Lacquered and Painted Wood
Located in London, GB
Italian chest of drawers from the second half of the 20th century. Furniture of great quality and elegance, in style Louis XVI, in carved wood, lacquered and hand painted with floral...
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20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Midcentury Wood Brass and Art Glass Italian Chests of Drawer, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Splendid elegance for this rare example of a chest of drawers with two drawers; all due to the research of its form and the processing of its materials. The chest of drawers is comp...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique Italian Painted Chest
Located in Wichita, KS
Antique Italian painted chest from early 1900s. Original hardware is intact. The piece sits on tapered legs, typical of that period of time. The finish is possibly not original (not ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Rustic Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Antique Italian Painted Chest
  • Antique Italian Painted Chest
  • Antique Italian Painted Chest
  • Antique Italian Painted Chest
H 39 in. W 48 in. D 21 in.
20th Century Lacquered Wood Italian Chest of Drawers Dresser, 1920
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Great Italian chest of drawers of the early 20th century. Furniture made by richly carved and lacquered wood with floral decorations in relief. Dresser with urn pleasantly decorated ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Chest of Drawers Mahogany Veneer Formica Wood Metal, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Chest of drawers, mahogany veneer, formica outlines, metal and wood legs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

18th Century Italian Paved and Inlaid Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in IT
18th Century, Italian paved and inlaid wood chest of drawers Excellent state of conservation This commode represents a fine production of Italian Piedmontese cabinet making during t...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Italian Inlaid and Solid Walnut Wood Chest of drawers with Secretaire
Located in IT
18th century, Italian inlaid and solid walnut wood chest of drawers with secretaire This chest of drawers with secretaire was made in the north of Italy (Piedmont) around the middle...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

17th Century Italian Cassone Wedding Chest
Located in Madrid, ES
The cassone (plural "cassoni") was a large decorated wooden chest, primarily made in Italy. Cassoni were traditionally given to a bride by her parents, and were often placed at the f...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Rustic Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

  • 17th Century Italian Cassone Wedding Chest
  • 17th Century Italian Cassone Wedding Chest
  • 17th Century Italian Cassone Wedding Chest
  • 17th Century Italian Cassone Wedding Chest
H 36.23 in. W 68.9 in. D 27.56 in.
Chest of Drawers Veneered Wood Mirror Glass Brass, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Chest of drawers with toilet area, veneered wood, knurled panels, clear glass top, backlit mirror, brass details.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Italian Bombe 3 Drawer Chest
Located in Long Island City, NY
Italian Bombe 3 Drawer chest with silver leaf over deep reddish/brown gesso with silvered bronze handles with detail on top and face in palladium Gold.with beautiful carving
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Early 20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

  • Italian Bombe 3 Drawer Chest
  • Italian Bombe 3 Drawer Chest
  • Italian Bombe 3 Drawer Chest
  • Italian Bombe 3 Drawer Chest
H 34 in. W 52.5 in. D 22 in.
18th Century, Italian Walnut Wood Bureau Chest of Drawer
Located in IT
18th century, Italian walnut wood bureau chest of drawer This bureau chest of drawer was made in Emilia, in Italy, at the beginning of the 18th century. The structure is entirely ...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Rococo Style Olive Wood and Walnut Chest of Drawers, Italian
Located in San Francisco, CA
A shapely vintage olive wood and walnut two-drawer commode / chest of drawers with cabriole legs and brass pulls. Italian, circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Olive, Walnut

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Italian Wood Chest For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the Italian wood chest you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, metal and brass, every Italian wood chest was constructed with great care. Find 432 options for an antique or vintage Italian wood chest now, or shop our selection of 150 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the Italian wood chest you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An Italian wood chest is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Neoclassical styles are sought with frequency. Agresti, Roberto Cavalli and Carlo De Carli each produced at least one beautiful Italian wood chest that is worth considering.

How Much is an Italian Wood Chest?

The average selling price for an Italian wood chest at 1stDibs is $7,013, while they’re typically $495 on the low end and $195,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Commodes 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.