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New Pair of Mirrored Nightstands in Black Mirror with Two Drawers
Located in Miami, FL
New pair of mirrored nightstands in black mirror and chrome. Beautiful pair of nightstands with mirrored finished drawers. Brass handle and mirrored finishes in the edges of drawers....
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2010s Spanish Art Deco Night Stands

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Brass

Commode in White Cream Mirrored Glass, Chest of Drawers Mirrored, Credenza
Located in Miami, FL
Commode in white cream mirrored glass. Chest of drawers mirrored. Credenza Two drawers with brake, silent closing. Depth of the drawers: 13.78 in. Width of the drawers: 38.97 in...
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2010s European Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Louis XVI Style Dressing Chest of Drawers French Marquetry
Located in FR
French dressing chest of drawers marquetry 19th century Louis XVI revival, circa 1920 Ormolu decoration Variegated rouge marble top with original Val beveled mirror Good antique...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Mirror

Modern Mirrored Cubism Dresser
Located in North York, ON
This dresser is the perfect representation of modern luxury. Featuring mirror in a cubic design on the face and sides of the piece to add depth and texture with a flat mirrored top f...
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2010s Unknown Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • Modern Mirrored Cubism Dresser
  • Modern Mirrored Cubism Dresser
  • Modern Mirrored Cubism Dresser
  • Modern Mirrored Cubism Dresser
H 30.5 in. W 43.5 in. D 19 in.
Chest of Drawers with Matching Mirror
By Sibast, Arne Vodder, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking set of chest of drawers and matching wall mirror designed by Arne Vodder and Kai Kristensen in the 1960s, the chest is made by Sibast cabinetmakers in and is in waxed o...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

  • Chest of Drawers with Matching Mirror
  • Chest of Drawers with Matching Mirror
  • Chest of Drawers with Matching Mirror
  • Chest of Drawers with Matching Mirror
H 20.87 in. W 31.11 in. D 11.82 in.
Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Rosewood with Matching Wall Mirror, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of chest of drawers and matching wall mirror in rosewood, both items are in great original condition. Made in Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Hollywood Regency Custom Quality Mirrored Commode or Nightstand
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine Hollywood Regency custom quality mirrored commode, chest or nightstand. This fine quality 1970s mirrored commode is very versatile as it can sit in and be used as many differe...
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20th Century Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Pair of Hollywood Regency Style Custom Mirrored Nightstands with Three Drawers
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of Hollywood Regency inspired nightstands were custom-made by our exclusive atelier in New York. They embody the superlative craftsmanship, old world glamour, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Mirror

Danish Modern Teak Wall Mirror with Drawers
Located in Berkeley, CA
This Danish modern midcentury teak framed wall mirror is a beautiful accessory for any modern home. The organic frame holds a mirror with a shelf and two small drawers with brass pul...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Mirrors

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Brass

STEVE CHASE Chest Of Drawers With Mirror
By Steve Chase
Located in Cathedral City, CA
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM TWO DRAWERS COMMODE WITH MIRROR BY STEVE CHASE.
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Late 20th Century American Pier Mirrors and Console Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Mirror

Italian Art Deco Mirror Dressing Table, Psyche Mirror in Walnut with Two Drawers
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian Art Deco mirror dressing table, psyche mirror in walnut with two drawers. Polished with shellac and wax. Measures in cm: H 63, W 77, D 13.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Table Mirrors

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Mirror, Walnut

Italian Art Deco Mirror Dressing Table, Psyche Mirror in Walnut with Two Drawers
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian Art Deco mirror dressing table, Psyche mirror in walnut with two drawers Polished with shellac and wax. Measures cm: H 77, W 77, D 13.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Table Mirrors

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Mirror, Walnut

Extraordinary Danish Mid Century Teak Wall Mirror with Shelf and Drawers
Located in München, DE
Extraordinary Danish mid century teak wall mirror with shelf and drawers. The thick original mirror glass is from the well-known glass manufacturer Carl Rotter from Lübeck. With o...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Teak

Round Mirrors of Drawers, 1960 Attributed Sergio Mazza
By Sergio Mazza
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round mirrors of drawers, 1960 attributed Sergio Mazza.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors

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Metal, Chrome

Art Nouveau Wall Mirror in Hand-Carved Blond Walnut with Shelf and Two Drawers
By Bassano's Ebanisteria
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Art Nouveau wall mirror in hand-carved blond walnut with shelf and two drawers. Restored and polished to wax. Very useful and convenient in an entrance wall Crafts Production of Ba...
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Vintage 1910s Italian Art Nouveau Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Walnut

Classical Mirrored Wall Chest with Drawers, Probably New York, circa 1825
Located in Providence, RI
This mahogany case piece is a very rare form seldom seen. The pediment is beautifully carved anthemia carved crest, a Classic motif found on many of the great pieces of this period. ...
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Antique 1820s American American Classical Wall Mirrors

Mirror with Console and Drawers Style of Osvaldo Borsani
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Munich, DE
amazing wood grain and beautiful details.
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Mirrors and Full-Len...

Materials

Wood

Finely Made Mid- 20th Century Golden Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A very finely made apprentice chest of drawers in golden mahogany. With swan-necked bronze handles and very strongly formed ogee feet.  
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Mid-20th Century English Table Mirrors

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Mahogany

Smoked Mirror Chest of Drawers
Located in Stamford, CT
Three drawer chest with smoked mirror panel front and top along with brushed steel sides, circa mid-20th century. The base is raised on a wood structure. Custom made in the 1970s-198...
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Steel

  • Smoked Mirror Chest of Drawers
  • Smoked Mirror Chest of Drawers
  • Smoked Mirror Chest of Drawers
  • Smoked Mirror Chest of Drawers
H 28 in. W 24.75 in. D 17 in.
Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
An Art Deco mirrored chest of drawers with three drawers each with two glass handles with brass detailing on. The interiors of the drawers are pine with ebonized saber feet. There is...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mirror, Wood

  • Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
H 30.71 in. W 35.24 in. D 14.97 in.
Rosewood Chest of Drawers with Bronze Mirror
Located in Buchanan, NY
1940s French rosewood chest of drawers with beveled bronze mirror top and original hardware. Polished finish and new mirror added to top surface.   
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mirror, Rosewood

Rare Michel Pigneres Large Mirrored Chest of Drawers
By Michel Pigneres
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Michel Pigneres, chest of drawers, brass, chrome-plated steel, mirror, circa 1968 This exquisite cabinet is designed by the French designer Michel Pigneres. The cabinet, which is mo...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Rare Michel Pigneres Large Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Rare Michel Pigneres Large Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Rare Michel Pigneres Large Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Rare Michel Pigneres Large Mirrored Chest of Drawers
H 34.26 in. W 46.66 in. D 20.36 in.
Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1930s commode or small chest of three drawers with walnut frame and mirrored drawer fronts, top and sides. Curved apron and tapered legs with brass capped feet. Found in Englan...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Era Mirrored Walnut Chest of Drawers
H 31.5 in. W 36 in. D 17.25 in.
Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
Located in Port Chester, NY
An Art Deco Style silver leaf and antiqued trellis hand mirrored chest of drawers, the rectangular mirror paneled top above two short and three long drawers fitted with brass handles...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Art Deco Commodes and Chests of D...

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Wood

  • Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
  • Art Deco Mirrored Chest of Drawers
H 35.25 in. W 33.25 in. D 19 in.
Custom Grey and White Eight Drawers Antique Mirrored Commode
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
This quirky, transitional style commode is a fantastic addition to any bedroom. It is custom-made, solid wood, and finished in white with a grey border. There are eight drawers total...
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2010s Canadian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chrome

Italian Art Deco Chest of drawers with Standing Mirror
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian Art Deco commode with standing mirror.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mirror, Wood

Italian Art Deco Chest of drawers with Standing Mirror
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian Art Deco chest of drawers with standing mirror.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mirror, Wood

Mirrored Chest of Drawers Stained Black
Located in Wien, AT
A mirrored chest of drawers stained black nutwood. Brass parts polished and stove enameled.  
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Jugendstil Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Nutwood

  • Mirrored Chest of Drawers Stained Black
  • Mirrored Chest of Drawers Stained Black
  • Mirrored Chest of Drawers Stained Black
  • Mirrored Chest of Drawers Stained Black
H 47.25 in. W 29.14 in. D 15.75 in.
Pair of Églomisé Mirrored Chest of Drawers, circa 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of commodes, with all surfaces covered in reverse painted mirror plate, each having a rectangular top with canted corners, framed in dark red and gilt, crosshatched border, over...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mirror

Powdery Pink Gilded Metal And Mirror Chest of Drawers
Located in Halluin, FR
Mirrored and gilded metal finish with powdery pink fabric large chest of drawers.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Hollywood Regency Commodes and Ch...

Materials

Metal

Mirrored Chest of Drawers by Grosfeld House, circa 1930s
By Grosfeld House
Located in Stamford, CT
Hollywood Regency mirrored three drawer chest by Grosfeld House with carved Lucite handles, circa 1938.
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Vintage 1930s American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mirror, Lucite

Whimsical Italian Mirrored Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Whimsical Italian mirrored chest of drawers.
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20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Rare Michel Pigneres Mirrored Chest of Drawers, circa 1968
By Michel Pigneres
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Michel Pigneres, sideboard, brass, chrome-plated steel, mirror, circa 1968. This exquisite cabinet is designed by the Frenchman Pigneres. The cabinet, which is most likely custom ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Steel

Rare Michel Pigneres Mirrored Chest of Drawers, circa 1968
By Michel Pigneres
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Michel Pigneres, sideboard, brass, chrome-plated steel, mirror, circa 1968. This exquisite cabinet is designed by the Frenchman Pigneres. The cabinet, which is most likely custom ma...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel, Brass

Hollywood Regency Style Mirrored Chest of Drawers
Located in Stamford, CT
French Hollywood Regency style mirrored chest of drawers.
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Rare Michel Pigneres Mirrored Chest of Drawers, circa 1968
By Michel Pigneres
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Michel Pigneres, sideboard, brass, chrome-plated steel, mirror, circa 1968. This exquisite cabinet is designed by the Frenchman Pigneres. The cabinet, which is most likely custom-...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Steel

Mirrored Louis XVI Gilt and White Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Norwood, NJ
Louis XVI style mirrored chest of drawers. Carved, painted and gilt three-drawer chest has mirrored panels top, sides and each drawer.   
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Early 2000s European Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Gold Leaf

Large Italian Chest of Drawers with Mirror, Walnut, circa 1900
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Beautiful large antique chest of drawers with mirror, from Tuscany in Italy, circa 1900. Exterior completely made of walnut. 4 drawers. Standing on 4 feet, of which 2 full-plastic li...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Walnut

Art Nouveau Style Baltic Pine Chest of Drawers with Mirror
Located in Barntrup, DE
Art Nouveau style chest of drawers with mirror, made in 1930s of Baltic pine. Five large drawers and three smaller upper vanity drawers. Original Art Nouveau pull handles. Dimension...
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Vintage 1930s Latvian Art Nouveau Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal

Gio Ponti Chest of Drawers with Mirror
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hingham, MA
Gio Ponti long cabinet of six drawers standing on four legs which themselves are integral to the case. Dresser has silvered reverse painted glass top and is surmounted with a large r...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Ash, Glass

  • Gio Ponti Chest of Drawers with Mirror
  • Gio Ponti Chest of Drawers with Mirror
  • Gio Ponti Chest of Drawers with Mirror
  • Gio Ponti Chest of Drawers with Mirror
H 71 in. W 71 in. D 19 in.
Large Chest of Drawers in Tessellated Beveled Mirrored Glass, 1970s
By Ello Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Unique large chest of drawers with tessellated beveled mirrored glass and chrome accents attributed to Ello, American, 1970s. Each mirrored piece has a 1/2” bevel all around. This is...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Chrome

Rare Michel Pigneres Large Mirrored Chest of Drawers, circa 1968
By Michel Pigneres
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Michel Pigneres, sideboard, brass, chrome-plated steel, mirror, circa 1968. This exquisite cabinet is designed by the Frenchman Pigneres. The cabinet, which is most likely custom ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass, Steel

20th Century Spanish Lacquered Chest of Drawers with Mirror
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Spanish dresser with mirror from the mid-20th century. Chest of drawers in richly lacquered, golden, painted wood adorned with embossed plaster decorations. Dresser complete with fiv...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mirror, Plaster, Wood

Tomboy Chest of Drawers and Mirror by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Tomboy chest and constellation mirror All R & Y Augousti pieces are handmade by artisans, ultimately making each piece unique. Wipe clean with soft dry cloth. Acclaimed desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Dra...

Materials

Brass

  • Tomboy Chest of Drawers and Mirror by R&Y Augousti
  • Tomboy Chest of Drawers and Mirror by R&Y Augousti
  • Tomboy Chest of Drawers and Mirror by R&Y Augousti
  • Tomboy Chest of Drawers and Mirror by R&Y Augousti
H 35.44 in. W 19.69 in. D 43.31 in.
Chest of Drawers Brass and Mirror by Renato Zevi, Italy, 1970s
By Renato Zevi
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Chest of drawers commode or dresser by the designer Renato Zevi. Black lacquered wood, brass and goldish smoke mirror faces, black opaline glass top. Famous design like Willy Rizzo, ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Birds Eye Maple Mirrored Back Chest of Drawers
Located in Cheshire, GB
Birdseye maple chest of drawers with mirror back having carved scroll pediment above large rectangular mirror encased in a maple frame. The chest with unusual marble top above four g...
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Early 20th Century British Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Antique Victorian Birch Mirrored Chiffonier Bonnet Chest of Drawers, circa 1900
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Victorian chiffonier chest offers birch construction with shield shaped mirror having carved foliate d=crest and flanked by stylized palmette supports surmounting chest wi...
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20th Century European Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal

Chest of Drawers Covered with Amber Mirror Bronzed Skirting Glass Flower Knobs
By sicis
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Sahara.3 Chest of Drawers in Wood and Mirror by Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Cantu, IT
Chest of Drawers with door structure in multi-layer wood. Top sides and one left door in bevelled bronze mirror. Drawers and base in oak COL. glossy wengè finishing. “Jewel handles” ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Huge Ralph Lauren Pollard Oak Chest of Drawers Tallboy with Mirrors
By Ralph Lauren
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Ralph Lauren Pollard oak chest of drawers tallboy Gentlemans closet with side mirros RRP £9999 This piece is made from solid Polla...
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2010s English Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mirror, Oak

Sahara.3 Chest of Drawers in Wood and Mirror by Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Cantu, IT
Chest of drawers structure in multi-layer wood. Top and sides in bevelled bronze mirror. Drawers and base in oak COL. glossy wengè finishing. “Jewel handles” in cast brass gold finis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Walnut Sculpted Molded Plywood Drawers Dresser with Mirror
By Broyhill Brasilia, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern walnut sculptural dresser with matching mirror in excellent original condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Art Deco Chinoiserie Mirrored Top Chest of Drawers Dresser, circa 1940s
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Something of a show-stopper, this gorgeous chest of drawers is of remarkable quality with fantastic aesthetics. It is typical of the 1940s with its exploration of prior periods while...
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20th Century Unknown Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint, Mirror, Wood, Oak

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

Materials

Brass

1990s Spanish Modern Design Console Table with Three Drawers and Wall Mirror
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s Spanish modern design wooden console table with wall mirror decorated using glass, mirrors and bronze fittings.   
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1990s Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Bronze

G Plan Ercol Windsor Elm Blond Wood Chest of Drawers Dressing Table Inc Mirror
By Ercol
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely 1960s Ercol G Plan blond wood elm dressing table chest of drawers with mirror This piece is part of a suite of Ercol furniture I hav...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mirror, Elm

Chest of Drawers Mahogany Burr Veneer Mirror Brass Metal, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Chest of drawers with mirror, mahogany and burr veneer, back-treated glass, metal and brass legs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal, Brass

Superb Custom Mirrored and Gold Gilt Two Drawers Chest
By Coco House
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
21st century mirrored and gold gilt chest with two drawers and lightly antique colored mirror. Created and designed by Coco House and T.G Custom Creations.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Paint, Wood

Mastercraft Mirror and Chest of Drawers by Bernhard Rohne
By Bernhard Rohne
Located in Chicago, IL
A brass long beveled mirror and three drawers cabinet by noted Mastercraft artist Bernhard Rohne. Its top and sides are clad in iconic Rohne acid etched panels. The corners are black...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal, Brass

Early 20th Century French Regence Carved Mirror with Chest of Three Drawers
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant and incredibly beautiful with matched console. Created in Lyon in 1820, the mirror exemplifies the style of central France with a floral carvings and noticeable artistic char...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Régence Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mirror, Wood

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Mirrored Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mirrored drawers available for sale. Frequently made of wood, glass and mirror, all mirrored drawers available were constructed with great care. There are 166 antique and vintage mirrored drawers for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 53 modern editions to choose from as well. Mirrored drawers have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mirrored drawers bearing Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Debra Folz, Bernhard Rohne and Egle Mieliauskiene each produced beautiful mirrored drawers that are worth considering.

How Much are Mirrored Drawers?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,800, while they’re typically $375 on the low end and $58,500 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.