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Faux Grain and Hand-Painted Three-Drawer Chest of Drawers
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This stunning hand-painted three-drawer chest is a perfect accent for a sophisticated interior. A hand-painted finish of faux grain wood, cream boarder and delicate sprays of flowers...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish 1865 Neoclassical Style Painted Three-Drawer Chest with Guilloches
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish neoclassical style painted wood chest of drawers from the mid-19th century, with guilloche motifs and fluted side posts. Created in Sweden during the third quarter of the 1...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Wood

Spanish Painted Three Drawer Chest Made from Reclaimed 19th Century Wood
Located in Houston, TX
This is a beautiful chest with round aged pulls. It’s from Spanish origin made from old buffets, chests and newer wood. The paint is newly done the old way using a layering technique...
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2010s Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Style 19th Century Painted Three-Drawer Chest with Dentil
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood three-drawer chest from the 19th century, with dentil molding and canted side posts. Born in Sweden during the 19th century, this Gustavian sty...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Spanish Painted Three Drawer Chest Made From Reclaimed 19th Century Wood
Located in Houston, TX
This chest is is of Spanish origin, made from antique buffets, chests and newer wood . The paint is newly done with the layering technique using several colors for dimension and depth.
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2010s Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

English Three-Drawer Painted Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English three-drawer painted chest is done in a plantain color. The top, sides, feet, and drawer fronts have painted line inlay. The apron is shaped on the fronts and sides.
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Antique 1850s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Three-Drawer Painted Chest
  • English Three-Drawer Painted Chest
  • English Three-Drawer Painted Chest
  • English Three-Drawer Painted Chest
H 31 in. W 35 in. D 17.5 in.
Painted Three Drawer French Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
Painted Three Drawer French Chest, the top is faux painted to mimic book matched cross banding. It has floral center panels.          
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Antique Early 1900s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Painted Three Drawer French Chest
  • Painted Three Drawer French Chest
  • Painted Three Drawer French Chest
  • Painted Three Drawer French Chest
H 34.5 in. W 56 in. D 26.25 in.
Painted European Three-Drawer Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
Painted European three-drawer chest, the top is faux painted to simulate herringbone banding. There are two floral cartouches on the top and each of the three drawers, dated 1900 on ...
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Antique Early 1900s German Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Painted European Three-Drawer Chest
  • Painted European Three-Drawer Chest
  • Painted European Three-Drawer Chest
  • Painted European Three-Drawer Chest
H 36.5 in. W 56 in. D 25.5 in.
Faux Painted Three Drawer European Commode/Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This faux painted commode/chest has faux grain throughout. The top has a deep molded edge. The stiles have applied split turnings and terminate in bun feet. The hardware is later.
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Antique 1840s European Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Faux Painted Three Drawer European Commode/Chest
  • Faux Painted Three Drawer European Commode/Chest
  • Faux Painted Three Drawer European Commode/Chest
  • Faux Painted Three Drawer European Commode/Chest
H 35.38 in. W 48 in. D 22.25 in.
Italian 18th Century Three Drawer Hand Painted Chest
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very elaborately hand-painted mid 18th century circa. 1750 three drawers Italian chest. The chest has wonderfully painted landscape scenes on both sides and top bordered by gilt sc...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish 18th Century Period Rococo Three-Drawer Painted Wood Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish 18th century period Rococo three-drawer painted wood chest with scalloped skirt and bracket feet.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Swedish Rococo Commodes and Chests of D...

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Paint, Fir

Pair of Swedish 1890s Painted Wood Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chests from the late 19th century, with three drawers, diamond motifs and fluted accents. Created in Sweden during the last quarter of ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French 1870s Napoléon III Three-Drawer Chest with Painted Floral Decor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Napoléon III three-drawer chest from the late 19th century, with painted floral decor. Created in France at the end of Emperor Napoléon III's reign, this chest features a li...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Wood

Vintage Grey Green Painted Wood Three-Drawer Chest with Rinceaux Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage American three-drawer painted wood chest. This painted poplar chest of drawers features rinceaux motifs on each of the drawers, around a central circular medallion. The cir...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 1890s Painted and Carved Three Drawer Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chests from the late 19th century, with three drawers and dentil molding. Created in Sweden during the last decade of the 19th century,...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Painted Three Drawer Commode or Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
This lovely C18th Swedish Commode has a serpentine shaped front with three useful long drawers, drop handles and one key. It has had repairs to the base and been stripped and repain...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 1880s Painted and Carved Three-Drawer Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chests from the late 19th century, with thee graduating drawers, fluting and diamond motifs. Created in Sweden during the last quarter ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Style 1860s Painted Wood Three-Drawer Chest with Carved Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chest from the mid 19th century, with three drawers, raised top and carved motifs. Created in Sweden during the third quarter of the 19th centu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish Late 18th Century Gustavian Period Three-Drawer Painted Wood Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian period painted wooden three-drawer chest with original hardware from the 1790s. This petite Swedish three-drawer commode features a black colored rectangular top ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century Louis XVI Carved and Painted Three-Drawer Commode Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Use this elegant painted chest of drawers in an entry way or living room. Crafted in France, circa 1860, this cabinet sits on tapered and fluted feet, and features detailed carved de...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chests
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted pine wood chest of drawers from the 19th century. Each of this pair of blue painted chests features 3 breakfront drawers flanked by canted ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chests
  • Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chests
  • Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chests
  • Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chests
H 29.53 in. W 36.62 in. D 17.33 in.
French Small Size Painted Wood Three-Drawer Chest from the Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French small size three-drawer painted wood commode. This little chest from the 1970s features nicely carved swag motifs on each drawer. This piece sits upon slender fluted legs. T...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Carved and Painted Three-Drawer Commodes Chests
Located in Dallas, TX
Use this elegant pair of antique painted chests of drawers on either side of a mantel, on in an entry way. Crafted in France circa 1860, each commode sits on tapered and fluted feet ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

English 1950s Vintage Painted Three-Drawer Commode with Yellow Painted Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English vintage painted three-drawer commode from the mid-20th century, with muted yellow finish and painted cartouches. Born in England during the midcentury period, this charmin...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Vintage 1950s English Painted Three-Drawer Commode with Yellow Painted Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English vintage painted three-drawer commode from the mid-20th century, with muted yellow finish and painted cartouches. Born in England during the midcentury period, this charmin...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Vintage French Painted Serpentine Three-Drawer Commode with Distressed Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage French painted three-drawer commode from the 20th century, with serpentine front and distressed finish. Made from old wood during the 20th century, this French commode char...
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20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

20th Century Country French Style Painted Three-Drawer Commode
Located in Brea, CA
Lovely three-drawer solid wood dresser commode. Painted in our signature oyster white, with subtle distressed edges, and finished with an antique patina glaze. Three solid wood drawe...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood

French 1880s Rococo Style Three-Drawer Bedside Chest with Serpentine Front
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Rococo style painted bedside chest from the late 19th century, with serpentine front and three drawers. Created in France during the last quarter of the 19th century, this p...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 1880s Three-Drawer Chests with Carved Tassels
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood three-drawer chests from the late 19th century, with carved tassels and dentil molding. Created in Sweden during the last quarter of th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Dutch Baroque Style Painted Three-Drawer Bombé Commode from the 1890s
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Baroque style Dutch painted wood bombé three-drawer commode from the late 19th century. This painted commode was born in the Netherlands in the 1890s and features a shaped top with...
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Antique Late 19th Century Dutch Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French Neoclassical-Style Painted Three-Drawer Commode, Brass Hardware & Feet
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French carved and painted wood raised chest of drawers. This vintage chest from France features a rectangular-shaped top with pronounced and rounded front corners, which rests atop...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish Painted Breakfront Three-Drawer Commode with Dentil Molding, circa 1880
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish painted breakfront three-drawer commode from late 19th century Stockholm, with dentil molding, carved rosettes and tapered feet. This Swedish painted commode features a sli...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

A Large 18th Century Beautifully Hand-Painted Wood Three-Drawer Commode, Italy
Located in Atlanta, GA
An 18th century Italian commode with canted drawers and hand-painted details. This antique Italian three-drawer commode has been uniquely designed with large canted drawers, and top ...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Italian 18th Century Faux Painted Three-Drawer Commode with Black Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian faux painted commode from the 18th century, with three drawers and black accents. Created in England during the 18th century, this faux painted commode features a rectangu...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Danish Mid-18th Century Three-Drawer Painted Wood Commode with Serpentine Front
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Danish serpentine front three-drawer painted wood commode from the mid 18th century with pull-out shelf. This three-drawer commode was born in the 1760s in Denmark. Featuring a sha...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Danish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of French 1870s Three-Drawer Commodes with Scalloped Aprons and New Paint
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French three-drawer commodes from the late 19th century, with new paint and scalloped skirt. Created in France during the third quarter of the 19th century, each of this pa...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of French 1870s Three-Drawer Commodes with Scalloped Aprons and New Paint
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French three-drawer commodes from the late 19th century, with new paint and scalloped skirt. Created in France during the third quarter of the 19th century, each of this pa...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

English Early 19th Century Bow-Front Three-Drawer Chest of Pale Yellow Color
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English early 19th century bow-front three-drawer chest painted in a pale yellow color. This English painted wood chest circa 1820 features a rectangular convex top over three ele...
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Antique 19th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Italian Neoclassical 1800s Three-Drawer Commode with Gilt and Carved Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Neoclassical period painted three-drawer commode from the early 19th century, with marble top, gilt and carved motifs. Created in Italy during the early years of the 19th ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of D...

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Marble

Maitland Smith Three Drawer Chest, Commode, End Table, Painted
By Maitland Smith
Located in Stamford, CT
A three drawer chest, commode, nightstand or end table in the Chinoiserie Style. A wonderfully painted decorative chest with a bronze pierced gallery top on tapering reeded legs.
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Late 20th Century Night Stands

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Wood

Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest in Multi
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Avant Wow. A little Italian Modern, a lot of irresistible color. Our Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest features back-painted glass panes in angular forms in muted, sunrise-inspired hues. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dressers

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Brass

  • Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest in Multi
  • Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest in Multi
  • Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest in Multi
  • Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest in Multi
H 34 in. W 34 in. D 18 in.
Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest in Multi-Blue
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Avant Wow. A little Italian Modern, a lot of irresistible color. Our Harlequin Three-Drawer Chest features back-painted glass panes in angular forms and bold, brilliant blues. The iv...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dressers

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Brass

Swedish Three-Drawer Chest
Located in Sheffield, MA
Chest of three drawers, Sweden, circa 1840, in pale blue paint and with a reeded panel under the shaped top, canted corner posts with fluting and raised panels on each drawer front. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Swedish Three-Drawer Chest
  • Swedish Three-Drawer Chest
  • Swedish Three-Drawer Chest
  • Swedish Three-Drawer Chest
H 30 in. W 41.5 in. D 18 in.
Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chest
Located in Sheffield, MA
Chest of drawers in the Gustavian Style, Sweden, circa 1840. Dentil molding at the top, canted corners with carved floral detail and reeded drawer fronts. Original brass hardware.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chest
  • Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chest
  • Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chest
  • Gustavian Style Three-Drawer Chest
H 32 in. W 41.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Painted Three Drawer Commode
Located in London, GB
Grey Three Drawer Commode with Black painted top, <br /> Swedish 19th C
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Painted Three Drawer Commode
  • Painted Three Drawer Commode
  • Painted Three Drawer Commode
  • Painted Three Drawer Commode
H 35.04 in. W 46.46 in. D 21.26 in.
19th Century Italian Painted Three-Drawer Commode
Located in Miami, FL
19th c. Italian painted three drawer commode with Putti, shells and draped swags, bronze pull handles raised on bun feet. After 43 years of business we are retiring. Everything mu...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

A Beautiful Portugese Three Drawer Commode
Located in New York, NY
Portugese Regence Sang de Boeuf Three Drawer Commode in Chestnut with Short Cabriole Legs and Undulating Apron with Rocaille Decoration. Circa Mid 18th Century
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Portuguese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chestnut, Paint

  • A Beautiful Portugese Three Drawer Commode
  • A Beautiful Portugese Three Drawer Commode
  • A Beautiful Portugese Three Drawer Commode
  • A Beautiful Portugese Three Drawer Commode
H 33 in. W 48 in. D 26.5 in.
Louis XV Style Painted and Gilt Decorated Marble-Top, Three-Drawer Commode
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A lovely Louis XV style marble top three drawer commode, with cabriole legs and pegged construction. Painted white with gilt floral decoration throughout.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Painted Three Drawer Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Painted Three Drawer Chest. Two Available. $2800 each
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20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • Painted Three Drawer Chest
H 34 in. W 40 in. D 21 in.
1980s Italian hand Painted Three Drawer Chests
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s Italian hand painted three drawer chests.
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Late 20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • 1980s Italian hand Painted Three Drawer Chests
  • 1980s Italian hand Painted Three Drawer Chests
  • 1980s Italian hand Painted Three Drawer Chests
  • 1980s Italian hand Painted Three Drawer Chests
H 33.47 in. W 46.86 in. D 22.05 in.
Pair of 1980s Italian Painted Three Drawer Chests
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of 1980s Italian painted three drawer chests.
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Late 20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Pair of 1980s Italian Painted Three Drawer Chests
  • Pair of 1980s Italian Painted Three Drawer Chests
  • Pair of 1980s Italian Painted Three Drawer Chests
  • Pair of 1980s Italian Painted Three Drawer Chests
H 35.04 in. W 45.67 in. D 21.66 in.
Painted Three-Drawer Chest
Located in Woodbury, CT
This large chest of drawers in original paint retains its original knobs. An exercise in frivolity, it was originally a country piece dressed up slightly with a dark umber crossbandi...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Painted Three-Drawer Chest
  • Painted Three-Drawer Chest
  • Painted Three-Drawer Chest
  • Painted Three-Drawer Chest
H 43.5 in. W 52.5 in. D 24 in.
Italian Painted Three Drawer Chest
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1900 (or older) three drawer hand painted chest / commode with pale green background and gold details, faux painted top. Curved drawers, paint is original and in wonderful cond...
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Early 20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Italian Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • Italian Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • Italian Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • Italian Painted Three Drawer Chest
H 32 in. W 46.25 in. D 20.75 in.
Painted Three Drawer Chest of Drawers
Located in Stamford, CT
Contemporary made three drawer chest with curved skirt, decorated with green accent trim and star medallions throughout. The piece features soft pink, green, and yellow colors and ad...
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

  • Painted Three Drawer Chest of Drawers
  • Painted Three Drawer Chest of Drawers
  • Painted Three Drawer Chest of Drawers
  • Painted Three Drawer Chest of Drawers
H 36.00 in. W 47.50 in. D 21.00 in.
19th Century French Painted Three Drawer Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 19th century French painted three drawer commode in the Rococo style ornamented with scrolled foliage and bellflowers on the drawer fronts. Please note of wear consistent with ...
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Antique 19th Century Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • 19th Century French Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • 19th Century French Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • 19th Century French Painted Three Drawer Chest
  • 19th Century French Painted Three Drawer Chest
H 37.00 in. W 45.00 in. D 19.00 in.
Painted Three-Drawer Chest of Drawers with Brush Slide
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
A delicately painted chest with vining floral sprays of drawers on a cream background with highlighting offers a feminine touch to the home, 20th century.
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20th Century American Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Hardwood

18th Century Swedish Rococo Painted Three-Drawer Chest
Located in Houston, TX
This has a really pretty shape with its curved wood drawers. Imported from Sweden it's from the late 18th century and has refreshed paint over the original.
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint, Wood

19th Century European Original Painted Three-Drawer Chest from Germany
Located in Houston, TX
This is really a modern looking antique chest with no hardware and original polychrome layered paint of cream over salmon that originates from Germany. It's from the mid-1800s and ke...
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

French 1880s Painted Three-Drawer Chest with Tapered Feet and Distressed Patina
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French painted wood three-drawer chest with tapered feet and distressed patina. Created in France during the last quarter of the 19th century, this chest charms us with its simple ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish Late 18th Century Gustavian Painted Three-Drawer Chest with Guilloches
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian period painted wood chest of drawers from the late 18th century, with guilloche motifs and carved rosettes. Created in Sweden during the later years of the 18th c...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

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Painted Three Drawer Chest For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic painted three drawer chest available at 1stDibs. A painted three drawer chest — often made from wood, metal and paint — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a painted three drawer chest, we have 292 options in-stock, while there are 6 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer painted three drawer chest, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A painted three drawer chest is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Neoclassical, Louis XVI and Rococo styles are sought with frequency. A well-made painted three drawer chest has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Baker Furniture Company, Jonathan Adler and John Stuart are consistently popular.

How Much is a Painted Three Drawer Chest?

Prices for a painted three drawer chest can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $550 and can go as high as $38,500, while the average can fetch as much as $4,950.

Finding the Right Commodes and Chests of Drawers for You

Is it a commode or a chest of drawers?

Commode is the French term for a low chest of drawers, but it is also sometimes used to denote a piece with a particularly intricate design. The commode dates to circa 1700 France, where it was used as an alternative to a taller cabinet piece so as to not obscure paneled, mirrored or tapestried walls. Coffers, or chests, which were large wooden boxes with hinged lids and sometimes stood on ball feet, preceded chests of drawers, a fashionable cabinet furnishing that garnered acclaim for its obvious storage potential and versatility.

As time passed, French and British furniture makers led the way in the production of chests of drawers, and features like the integration of bronze and ornamental pulls became commonplace. Antique French commodes in the Louis XV style were sometimes crafted in mahogany or walnut, while an Italian marble top added a sophisticated decorative flourish. This specific type of case piece grew in popularity and double chests — tallboys and highboys, which were essentially one chest on top of another — followed.

So, what makes a chest of drawers different from a common dresser? Dressers are short, and chests of drawers are overall taller pieces of furniture that typically do not have room on the top for a mirror as most dressers do. Some chests of drawers have one column of four to six long drawers or three long drawers in their bottom section that are topped by a cluster of small side-by-side drawers on the top. To further complicate things, we sometimes refer to particularly short chests of drawers as nightstands.

Even though chests of drawers are commonly thought of as bedroom furniture to store clothing, these are adaptable pieces. A chest of drawers can house important documents — think of your walnut Art Deco commode as an upgrade to your filing cabinet. Nestle your chest near your home’s front door to store coats and other outerwear, while the top can be a place to drop your handbag. Add some flair to your kitchen, where this lovable case piece can hold pots, pans and even cookbooks.

When shopping for the right chest of drawers for your home, there are a few key things to consider: What will you be storing in it? How big a chest will you need? Speaking of size, don’t dream too big. If your space is on the smaller side, a more streamlined vintage mid-century modern chest of drawers, perhaps one designed by Paul McCobb or T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, may best suit your needs.

At 1stDibs, we make it easy to add style and storage to your home. Browse our collection of antique and vintage commodes and chests of drawers today.

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25 Spaces with Stylish Shelving

25 Spaces with Stylish Shelving

An arrangement of shelves from floor to ceiling can turn your wall into a proud storage space for displaying books, artwork and collectibles. Get inspired by these rooms with smart, attractive bookcases and built-ins.