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William & Mary Oak Sideboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
18th century William & Mary oak sideboard with four drawers, two smaller cabinet beneath and a larger on the side. The chest displays all the features associated with the era the geo...
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Antique 18th Century British William and Mary Sideboards

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Oak

  • William & Mary Oak Sideboard
  • William & Mary Oak Sideboard
  • William & Mary Oak Sideboard
  • William & Mary Oak Sideboard
H 33.5 in. W 58 in. D 24 in.
William and Mary TV Cabinet
Located in Port Chester, NY
A William and Mary style seaweed marquetry inlaid walnut and burl walnut TV cabinet on an openwork stand, twin hinged doors to the top section with finely inlaid contrasting panels o...
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21st Century and Contemporary English William and Mary Cabinets

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Walnut

  • William and Mary TV Cabinet
  • William and Mary TV Cabinet
  • William and Mary TV Cabinet
  • William and Mary TV Cabinet
H 86 in. W 69.13 in. D 21.13 in.
William and Mary Inlaid Collectors Cabinet
Located in Port Chester, NY
A diminutive William and Mary inlaid two-door collectors cabinet with sliding trays.
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Antique 18th Century English William and Mary Cabinets

  • William and Mary Inlaid Collectors Cabinet
  • William and Mary Inlaid Collectors Cabinet
  • William and Mary Inlaid Collectors Cabinet
  • William and Mary Inlaid Collectors Cabinet
H 23.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 11.5 in.
William & Mary Oak Sideboard, 17th Century
Located in Buchanan, MI
A William & Mary oak sideboard,  17th century. The rectangular top over three long drawers, raised on turned legs joined by a shaped stretcher. Unrestored.
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Antique 17th Century English William and Mary Buffets

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Oak

William and Mary Style Walnut Display Cabinet
Located in Manchester, GB
A diminutive walnut veneered cabinet in the William and Mary style from the late 17th century. The stand has typical carved stretchers with the turned legs showing the domed design o...
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Early 20th Century British William and Mary Cabinets

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Walnut

Outstanding Antique William & Mary Style Figured Walnut Bureau
Located in Norwich, GB
Outstanding antique William & Mary style figured walnut bureau. The fall and drawers all boast crossbanding on beautiful walnut veneers. The fall opens to reveal two drawers and pige...
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Vintage 1910s English William and Mary Desks

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Walnut

William and Mary Walnut Double Dome Bureau Bookcase/ Cabinet
Located in Lymington, GB
A rare William & Mary period walnut double-dome bureau bookcase / cabinet. Circa 1685. Of compact size and proportions. In excellent overall condition with old, waxed, well-patinat...
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Antique 17th Century English William and Mary Cabinets

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Walnut

A fine William and Mary moulded front serving dresser
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A fine William and Mary moulded front serving dresser on turned baluster front legs with attactive shaped frieze; good colour and patina.
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Dressers

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Oak

William and Mary Walnut Burl Slant Front Desk
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An early 18th century William and Mary Burled walnut veneer desk with book rest and side handles for transport. Pulls were replaced early on as styles changed and are early 18th cent...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Desks

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Walnut, Burl

  • William and Mary Walnut Burl Slant Front Desk
  • William and Mary Walnut Burl Slant Front Desk
  • William and Mary Walnut Burl Slant Front Desk
  • William and Mary Walnut Burl Slant Front Desk
H 40.5 in. W 34.5 in. D 20 in.
17th Century William and Mary Walnut Bureau Cabinet
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Rare, small proportioned, 17th century William and Mary period, highly figured, walnut bureau cabinet, retaining a wonderful color and patination. The top section has quarter veneere...
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Antique 17th Century European William and Mary Bookcases

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Walnut

  • 17th Century William and Mary Walnut Bureau Cabinet
  • 17th Century William and Mary Walnut Bureau Cabinet
  • 17th Century William and Mary Walnut Bureau Cabinet
  • 17th Century William and Mary Walnut Bureau Cabinet
H 29.53 in. W 39.18 in. D 23.63 in.
Early 18th Century William and Mary Bureau Walnut Bookcase
Located in Middleburg, VA
This 18th century William and Mary Bureau bookcase is outstanding. With its rich color and original condition, it is a fine example of the intricate craftsmanship that top quality ca...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Bookcases

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Walnut

William and Mary Oyster Veneered Chest
Located in Port Chester, NY
William and Mary style set of walnut and oyster veneer drawers, ideal as a bedside table, the geometric pattern provides a decorative finish. Four drawers built with oak secondary wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary European William and Mary Commodes and Che...

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Wood

  • William and Mary Oyster Veneered Chest
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneered Chest
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneered Chest
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneered Chest
H 39.5 in. W 39.5 in. D 19 in.
Antique 18th Century William & Mary Barley Twist Buffet Server Sideboard
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Antique 18th century William & Mary three-drawer sideboard.
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Antique 18th Century William and Mary Sideboards

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Mahogany

English William and Mary Period Oak Low Dresser with Molded Drawers
Located in Wells, ME
English William and Mary period oak low dresser with molded drawer fronts, top and edge skirting. The boldly turned front and back legs are connected by a short stretcher, the sides ...
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Antique Late 17th Century English William and Mary Sideboards

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Oak

Kittinger William and Mary Style Carved Walnut File Cabinet Chest, circa 1930s
By Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional William and Mary style file cabinet chest By Kittinger USA, circa 1930s Carved walnut, with original brass hardware and metal interior. Measures: 32.5" W x...
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Early 20th Century American William and Mary Cabinets

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Brass

19th Century Inlaid Mahogany William and Mary Secretary on Stand
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Fine example of William and Mary design with beautiful inlaid decoration. Desk with baluster leg supports joined with wavy cross stretchers, slanted drop front door supported by two ...
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Antique 19th Century British William and Mary Desks

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Mahogany

Unusually Small Early 18th Century William and Mary Period Oak Bureau
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Unusually small early 18th century William and Mary period oak bureau. This bureau has moulding on the aperture around the drawers, rather than cock beading on drawers themselves as ...
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Antique Early 1700s British William and Mary Desks

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Oak

William & Mary Style Chest of Drawers
Located in Great Barrington, MA
William & Mary style commode or dresser with three long and two short tongue-and-groove drawers, all very deep for lots of storage/solid brass pulls with beautiful decorative pla...
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Antique 19th Century British William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

William & Mary Style Chest of Drawers
H 35.5 in. W 48 in. D 20 in.
Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
Located in West Chester, PA
Paneled ends, original ball feet in front and stiles in the rear. Restored brasses. Philadelphia, PA, circa 1730.
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Antique 18th Century American William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Walnut

  • Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
H 41 in. W 41.5 in. D 23 in.
Antique William and Mary Style Chest on Stand
Located in Bridgeport, CT
With 18th and 19th century parts and later paint decoration in red with black stippling to the top and an ebonized stand. The cabinet with two short over three graduated long drawers...
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20th Century William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

William and Mary Oyster Veneer Chest of Drawers
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular molded top with beautiful concentric ring and oystered veneer panels over two short and two long drawers, bun feet.
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Antique 1690s English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • William and Mary Oyster Veneer Chest of Drawers
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneer Chest of Drawers
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneer Chest of Drawers
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneer Chest of Drawers
H 30.88 in. W 34.38 in. D 22.5 in.
Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
Located in West Chester, PA
Four original ball feet. Nice surface. Replaced brasses. Most likely John Head. Philadelphia, PA, circa 1740.
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Antique Early 18th Century American William and Mary Commodes and Chests...

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Walnut

  • Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
  • Walnut William and Mary Chest of Drawers
H 42 in. W 40.25 in. D 22 in.
William and Mary Oyster Veneer Cabinet on Stand
Located in Essex, MA
With overall oyster veneer case with a pair of doors enclosing drawers, with an oak early Georgian base ending on cabriole legs.
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Antique 1690s English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Other

  • William and Mary Oyster Veneer Cabinet on Stand
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneer Cabinet on Stand
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneer Cabinet on Stand
  • William and Mary Oyster Veneer Cabinet on Stand
H 40.5 in. W 21.25 in. D 13.25 in.
William and Mary Oyster Veneer Chest of Drawers
Located in Port Chester, NY
A fine English William and Mary Oyster veneered chest of drawers with four graduated drawers, a curved and canted front, early style brass drop pulls and raised on bunn feet. Dime...
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21st Century and Contemporary English William and Mary Commodes and Ches...

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Wood

William & Mary Walnut Chest with brass drawer pulls
Located in New York, NY
The inlaid top over 2 short drawers and 3 long drawers each with pen line inlay and the whole on bun feet. Restoration needed...
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Antique Late 17th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests o...

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Wood

William and Mary Walnut Burl Chest on Stand
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A beautiful early 18th century William and Mary period English walnut burl chest on stand with cross grain moulding throughout. Wonderful low size and small scale makes this cabinet ...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests ...

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Walnut, Burl

17th Century William and Mary Period Oak Antique Coffer Blanket Box
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
17th century antique oak coffer dating from the William and Mary period. This coffer has good moulded detail on the front of the legs, the uprights and around the panels on the top. ...
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Antique 17th Century British William and Mary Blanket Chests

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Oak

18th Century William and Mary Walnut Chest
Located in Houston, TX
18th century William and Mary walnut chest with two small top drawers and three larger drawers beneath. The chest has burl walnut veneer on its top and the facade of its drawers alon...
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Antique 18th Century Great Britain (UK) William and Mary Commodes and Ch...

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Oak, Walnut

  • 18th Century William and Mary Walnut Chest
  • 18th Century William and Mary Walnut Chest
  • 18th Century William and Mary Walnut Chest
  • 18th Century William and Mary Walnut Chest
H 36 in. W 37.75 in. D 21.25 in.
William and Mary Marquetry Walnut Veneered Chest of Drawers
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A William and Mary marquetry walnut veneered chest of drawers, of rectangular form with two short and three graduated long drawers, the top decorated with an oval of fleshy acanthus ...
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Antique 1690s English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Early 18th Century William & Mary Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
A Classic William & Mary chest of drawers, handcrafted in the early 18th century. The chest is a rich walnut with mahogany finish. It's consists of 5 drawers and turned bun feet. The...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests ...

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Brass

17th Century William & Mary Oyster Laburnum and Walnut Chest
Located in Lymington, GB
A late 17th century chest of drawers in well-figured, concentric radiating oyster veneers with holly and walnut inlays. Of excellent color and patination. Superb condition throughout...
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Antique 17th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut

Antique 19th Century Carved William & Mary Oak Mule Blanket Chest Coffer, 1870
Located in Portland, OR
Antique 19th century carved oak mule chest/coffer, in the William & Mary style circa 1870. The coffer having a hinged lid above two arched panels with turned and quartered columns fl...
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Antique 1870s English William and Mary Blanket Chests

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Oak

20th Century William & Mary-Style Maple Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
This refined flat-top chest is designed in the classic William & Mary style. It is attributed to craftsman Bill Roth, who created antique replicas faithful to traditional design. The...
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20th Century American William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

William & Mary Style Large Chest with Chinoiserie Decoration
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large chest with chinoiserie decoration.
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20th Century Cabinets

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Wood

Rare William and Mary Period Solid Walnut Chest on Stand
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A rare William and Mary period solid walnut chest on original stand. With one minor restoration to one of the stretchers. It is most unusual to find something of this date not marrie...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests ...

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Walnut

18th Century English William and Mary Chest of Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century English William and Mary burled walnut chest of drawers.
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests ...

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Wood

Antique William and Mary Style Oyster Wood Veneer Chest on Stand
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Exceptional chest and stand with fine oyster wood veneers. Oyster wood veneers on the chest top, banded side panels and the drawer fronts. The chest with a carved overhanging top, an...
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Antique Early 19th Century William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Antique English William & Mary Walnut and Feather Banded Bureau, 17th Century
Located in London, GB
A stunning 17th century William & Mary burr walnut and feather banded bureau, circa 1690 in date. The hinged fall enclosing a fitted stepped interior with four small drawers and a c...
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Antique 1690s English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

English William and Mary Period Oak Paneled Chest of Four Drawers
Located in Wells, ME
English William and Mary period oak paneled chest of four drawers. Each one of the graduated drawers has a different pattern of molding on the drawer front, a detail which was used f...
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Antique Late 17th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests o...

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Oak

Early 18th Century William and Mary British Chest on Stand
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Early 18th century oak William and Mary British chest on stand having beautiful original hardware. Bought in the North of England. #5339.  
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Antique 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Oak

Maitland Smith William & Mary Mahogany Highboy Tall Chest of Drawers on Stand
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
Iconic Maitland Smith William & Mary Style Highboy. Mahogany with herring-bone crossbanding, two-piece with upper having two over three graduated drawers, signed on inside of top cen...
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Late 20th Century William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century English William & Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Milford, NH
A fine English William & Mary walnut four drawer chest with book matched veneered top and molded edge surmounting two fitted drawers over three long drawers, each with their original...
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Antique 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut, Walnut

Antique William & Mary Style Baker School Mahogany Crossbanded Sideboard
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique William & Mary Baker School sideboard offers mahogany construction with cross-banded and clip-corner top surmounting case having three crossbanded drawers over single long...
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20th Century Sideboards

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Mahogany, Mahogany

William & Mary Style English Oyster Veneer Chest, 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
The William & Mary style English walnut oyster veneer chest with boxwood string inlay, satinwood crossbanding, 2 short drawers above 3 long drawers and terminating in bun feet. The c...
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Antique 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

William & Mary Period Inlaid Walnut Chest of Drawers, England Circa 1700
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An outstanding and finely proportioned William & Mary walnut chest of drawers, the case showing a cross-banded and inlaid top above a pair of short drawers overtop three tiers of gra...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests ...

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Walnut

William & Mary circa 1680 English Oak Antique Chest of Drawers Lovley Patination
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original circa 1680 William & Mary English oak low chest of drawers A rare survivor, these drawers are circa 340+ years old, hand ca...
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Antique 1680s English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Antique English 17th Century William and Mary Jacobean Oak Chest of Drawers
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique English 17th century William and Mary Jacobean oak chest of drawers having a beautiful top and panelled sides. The four long drawers have moulded fronts and very pretty origi...
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Antique 17th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Oak

William and Mary Kingwood Chest
Located in New York, NY
Fine and rare late 17th century English chest of drawers entirely veneered in kingwood, the parquetry top over cushion molded drawers having tear drop pulls, the carcass made in two ...
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Antique Late 17th Century English Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

  • William and Mary Kingwood Chest
  • William and Mary Kingwood Chest
  • William and Mary Kingwood Chest
  • William and Mary Kingwood Chest
H 34.5 in. W 36 in. D 22.5 in.
William & Mary Chest on Stand / Black Lacquer and Gilt Chinoiserie Decoration
Located in Dallas, TX
Late 17th-early 18th century William and Mary chest on stand with gilt chinoiserie decoration, Japanned, raised gilt decoration missing and worn in places, especially heads and bodie...
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Antique 17th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Wood, Wood, Wood

17th Century William and Mary Olive Oyster Chest on Stand or Table Box
Located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
A fine and extremely rare 17th century William and Mary baroque olive oyster chest on stand or 'table box', circa 1675-1690. The exquisitely designed top, cross-grain moulded an...
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Antique Late 17th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests o...

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Olive

William & Mary Five-Drawer Walnut Chest with Exceptional Marquetry, circa 1710
Located in Milford, NH
A superb William and Mary five-drawer walnut chest or bureau with marquetry in holly, boxwood, ebony, along with its original brass hardware, raised on a bracket base, English, circa...
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests ...

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Boxwood, Ebony, Walnut, Holly

William and Mary Five Drawer Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
William and Mary five drawer chest, featuring burl walnut veneers and herringbone walnut cross banding. It has engraved brasses.  
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Antique Early 18th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

  • William and Mary Five Drawer Chest
  • William and Mary Five Drawer Chest
  • William and Mary Five Drawer Chest
  • William and Mary Five Drawer Chest
H 35.5 in. W 37.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Oak Dresser Base, Charles II / William & Mary period, English, circa 1680-1690
Located in Matlock, Derbyshire
Charles II / William & Mary Oak & Elm Cupboard Dresser, English, circa 1680-1690. The plank top above three heavily moulded geometric pattern drawers, the centre drawer above twin s...
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Antique 17th Century British Charles II Dressers

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Elm, Oak

William and Mary Walnut Chest on Bun Feet
Located in New Orleans, LA
William and Mary walnut chest on bun feet.
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Antique Late 17th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

  • William and Mary Walnut Chest on Bun Feet
  • William and Mary Walnut Chest on Bun Feet
  • William and Mary Walnut Chest on Bun Feet
  • William and Mary Walnut Chest on Bun Feet
H 38.25 in. W 40.5 in. D 23 in.
William and Mary Yew Wood Veneered Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Period William and Mary yew wood and yew veneered chest of two over three drawers, the top with oval and heart inlay and solid thumb molded edge, oval string inlaid work on each of t...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Yew, Oak

18th Century Geometric Dresser Base
Located in High Point, NC
18th century dresser base from England with a wonderfully grained top over a single door on the left side, which opens to reveal storage, and two over two drawers on the right. The s...
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Antique 18th Century English William and Mary Cabinets

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Brass

  • 18th Century Geometric Dresser Base
  • 18th Century Geometric Dresser Base
  • 18th Century Geometric Dresser Base
  • 18th Century Geometric Dresser Base
H 32.5 in. W 57 in. D 18.75 in.
17th Century Seaweed Marquetry Cabinet on Stand
By Gerrit Jensen
Located in London, by appointment only
Magnificent cabinet on stand attributed to Gerrit Jensen (active 1680-d.1715). The cabinet with doors and sides veneered in seaweed marquetry and arabesques around central floral mar...
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Antique 17th Century Dutch William and Mary Cabinets

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Walnut

17th Century Oak Coffer
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
17th century oak dresser standing on elegant turned legs with two drawers in the frieze and lower stretcher. This is a charming little dresser which is a really good color and will l...
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Antique 17th Century British William and Mary Dressers

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Oak

  • 17th Century Oak Coffer
  • 17th Century Oak Coffer
  • 17th Century Oak Coffer
  • 17th Century Oak Coffer
H 80 in. W 168 in. D 46 in.
Cabinet, 17 Century, Dutch, Baroque, Oak, Teak Cabinet, Secret drawers
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A late 17th century, oak cabinet with a fitted, teak interior enclosing secret drawers The plank top in two sections, cleated and faced with a moulded edge. The cupboard with two ...
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Antique Late 17th Century Dutch William and Mary Cabinets

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Oak

Incredible 18th Century Dutch Burr Walnut Display Cabinet, circa 1720
Located in London, by appointment only
Wonderful rich early 18th century Dutch highly figured burr walnut glazed display cabinet. The upper section glazed with two shelves and the lower with drawers above column legs jo...
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Antique Early 18th Century Dutch William and Mary Cupboards

Materials

Walnut

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Mary H Case For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mary h case for your home. A mary h case — often made from wood, walnut and oak — can elevate any home. Find 76 options for an antique or vintage mary h case now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the mary h case you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each mary h case bearing Baroque hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mary h case over the years, but those crafted by Kittinger Furniture Companyand Maitland Smith are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mary H Case?

A mary h case can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $6,838, while the lowest priced sells for $895 and the highest can go for as much as $105,736.

Finding the Right Storage Case Pieces for You

Dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.