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Painted Venetian Dresser
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A Venetian dresser with three drawers surmounted by a large cabinet painted with scenes of floral sprays and ancient ruins.
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Early 20th Century Italian Dressers

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Wood

  • Painted Venetian Dresser
  • Painted Venetian Dresser
  • Painted Venetian Dresser
  • Painted Venetian Dresser
H 57.5 in. W 32 in. D 18 in.
1840s English Painted Cornish Dresser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1840s English painted Cornish dresser. Can be used as a china cabinet, cupboard, or bookcase also.
Category

Antique 1860s English Country Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • 1840s English Painted Cornish Dresser
  • 1840s English Painted Cornish Dresser
  • 1840s English Painted Cornish Dresser
  • 1840s English Painted Cornish Dresser
H 81 in. W 60 in. D 21 in.
White Painted Dresser, 1960s
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s white painted three-drawer dresser with black painted pulls. Middle drawer is doubled in size. Newly refinished condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • White Painted Dresser, 1960s
  • White Painted Dresser, 1960s
  • White Painted Dresser, 1960s
  • White Painted Dresser, 1960s
H 31 in. W 55 in. D 18 in.
Louis XV Provincial Style Painted Dresser
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Louis XV Provincial style painted commode or chest of drawers with wonderful patina and details. Painted wood with trim detailed, decorative hardware.
Category

20th Century Unknown Louis XV Dressers

Materials

Wood

20th Century Lacquered and Painted Wood Louis XVI Style Italian Dresser, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian dresser from the 20th century. Lacquered, gilded and hand-painted wooden furniture with Louis XVI style decorations of beautiful line and pleasant decor. Chest of drawers equ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Louis XVI Dressers

Materials

Wood

1960s French Provincial Style Painted Dresser
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1960s French Provincial style painted dresser. Blue highlights. Well made.
Category

Vintage 1960s Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • 1960s French Provincial Style Painted Dresser
  • 1960s French Provincial Style Painted Dresser
  • 1960s French Provincial Style Painted Dresser
  • 1960s French Provincial Style Painted Dresser
H 32.5 in. W 48 in. D 19.25 in.
Louis XV Provincial Style Painted Dresser
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Louis XV Provincial style painted commode or chest of drawers with wonderful patina and details. Painted wood with trim detailed, decorative hardware.
Category

20th Century French Louis XV Dressers

Materials

Brass

Louis the xv Style French Provencial Painted Dresser
Located in Pasadena, TX
Louis the XV Style French Provincial painted dresser Oyster wash with appliques of scrolls and floral motifs. Four drawers. French cabriole legs.   
Category

Antique Late 19th Century European French Provincial Dressers

Materials

Wood

Decorative Dresser, Hand Painted, Brass, Cabinet, Hollywood Regency, Green
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful hand painted dresser with nine drawers and brass hardware.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Satin Silver and Darkened Wood Moldings Dresser by Luis Pons
By Luis Pons
Located in Miami, FL
Finest crafted satin silver and darkened wood moldings are applied to conceal drawers and acting as handles on the dresser. The process to achieve the finish of the dresser is the re...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

20th Century American Campaign Style Wood & Brass Lacquered Credenza, Dresser
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-20th century American Campaign style wood and gilt brass faux bamboo white and gold lacquered credenza with new glass top. This approximately 5.5" foot wood and brass newly lacqu...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Campaign Dressers

Materials

Brass

Colorful Vintage Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A fun and colorful vintage dresser that is sure to brighten its surroundings. Metal handles complement the dresser's vibrant colors and make this vintage piece truly unique. Please c...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

  • Colorful Vintage Dresser
  • Colorful Vintage Dresser
  • Colorful Vintage Dresser
  • Colorful Vintage Dresser
H 30.5 in. W 45 in. D 20 in.
Romweber French Rococo Louis XV Burl Wood Highboy Dresser, Circa 1930s
By Romweber Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Rococo Louis XV style six-drawer highboy dresser By Romweber USA, circa 1930s Exotic burled African avodire wood, with paint and gilt details and original ...
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Vintage 1930s American Rococo Dressers

Materials

Brass

Romweber French Rococo Louis XV Burl Wood Dresser or Credenza, Circa 1930s
By Romweber Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Rococo Louis XV style double dresser or credenza By Romweber USA, Circa 1930s Exotic burled African avodire wood, with paint and gilt details and original ...
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Vintage 1930s American Rococo Dressers

Materials

Brass

French Empire Style Painted And Parcel Gilt Vanity Dresser by Grosfeld House
By Grosfeld House
Located in Stamford, CT
Charming French Empire style tall dresser with mirror vanity, circa 1960s by Grosfeld house, labeled on top drawer. Overall white painted and parcel-gilt, the top with light supporte...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Dressers

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Lacquer Wood with Panels of Woven Straw Dresser by Luis Pons
By Luis Pons
Located in Miami, FL
4 drawer dresser in lacquered wood feature appliquéd panels of woven straw while slender metal legs. The fine line of St. Barths collection are inspired by the furniture and lugga...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dressers

Materials

Natural Fiber, Lacquer

Chinoiserie Two over Three-Drawer Dresser
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful chinoiserie detail. Two top drawers over three large dresser drawers.
Category

Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • Chinoiserie Two over Three-Drawer Dresser
  • Chinoiserie Two over Three-Drawer Dresser
  • Chinoiserie Two over Three-Drawer Dresser
  • Chinoiserie Two over Three-Drawer Dresser
H 45.75 in. W 41.25 in. D 22.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern White Lacquered Dresser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary Mid-Century Modern dresser handcrafted out of walnut wood and features a new walnut & white color combination with a semi-gloss lacquered finish. The chest comes wit...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern White Lacquered Dresser
  • Mid-Century Modern White Lacquered Dresser
  • Mid-Century Modern White Lacquered Dresser
  • Mid-Century Modern White Lacquered Dresser
H 32.75 in. W 70.25 in. D 20.5 in.
Mid Century Modern White Lacquered Dresser
By Bassett Furniture, Angelus
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1960s Mid Century Modern Dresser has been fully restored is made from solid wood stained in a white & black color combination with a newly lacquered finish. The commode features...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mini Faux Finish Tortoise Shell Chippendale Style Dresser
Located in Garnerville, NY
Faux tortoiseshell Chippendale style block front dresser. Featuring four drawers with brass pulls, bracket feet and most importantly the faux tortoiseshell finish, circa 1970. A wond...
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Vintage 1970s American Chippendale Dressers

Materials

Brass

Rare 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dresser, Black
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern dresser features a dark painted finish, round brass pulls, cone-shaped legs and brass sabots, circa 1960.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Three-Drawer Dorothy Draper Style Dresser with Lacquered Finish
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Dorothy Draper Style Chest of Drawers has been fully restored. It features a unique orange and white color combination with a flat shine lacquered finish. The chest has three la...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Antique Art Deco Waterfall Satinwood Sunburst Dresser & Blue Glass Lined Mirror
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Art Deco waterfall dresser offers mahogany construction with shaped mirror having shell carved crest and foliate etched blue glass bordering surmounting chest of drawers w...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Dressers

Materials

Glass, Wood, Mahogany, Satinwood, Mirror

Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Sheffield, MA
This sweet barn red chest of drawers has its original glass knobs, which makes this piece stand out immediately. Made in England, it dates from 1880 and is made of pine. It is in ver...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Painted Chest of Drawers
H 37.5 in. W 39 in. D 19.5 in.
Antique Italian Painted Chest in Original Painted Finish, circa 1800
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Cream paint and parcel-gilt commode, late-18th century to early-19th century. The cabinet is tight and the drawers work well, in original painted finish. The drawers have sliding hal...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Italian Baroque Dressers

Materials

Wood

Antique Painted French Semainier
Located in Austin, TX
French antique painted semainier in the Louis XVI style. The word “semaine” means week in French, and these cabinets are named for one drawer per day of the week. The hand-painted Tr...
Category

Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Dressers

Materials

Brass

  • Antique Painted French Semainier
  • Antique Painted French Semainier
  • Antique Painted French Semainier
  • Antique Painted French Semainier
H 58.125 in. W 29 in. D 19.25 in.
Pair of Art Deco Donald Deskey Dressers for Valentine Seaver Co, Circa 1930
By Donald Deskey
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Exceptional pair of Art Deco dressers by Donald Deskey for Valentine Seaver Company circa 1930. Very rare in East Indian Rosewood veneer, all original aged condition, no missing hard...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Dressers

Materials

Metal

Mint Green Paint French Style Chest by Julian Chichester
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Vintage commode in a textured pale mint green paint with off-white antiqued trim. Two long drawers with fine brass leafy pulls and a painted return pull below the top. The shared ski...
Category

20th Century French Provincial Dressers

Materials

Wood

Swedish Gustavian Chest of Drawers Hand Painted in Ivory
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elegant Swedish vintage chest of drawers. Fitted with three large spacious drawers. The chest features canted corners a prominent detail of Gustavian furniture, and has carved wood s...
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Gustavian Dressers

Materials

Nickel

Vintage Yellow Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage yellow painted three drawer chest of drawers with original hardware florets. The original finish is aged and crackled with boasts the character and patina of the dresser.
Category

Early 20th Century Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Yellow Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Yellow Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Yellow Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage Yellow Painted Chest of Drawers
H 36.25 in. W 49.25 in. D 23 in.
Vintage White Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Five-drawer white painted chest of drawers flanked with two diamond motifs. The paint is chipping which offers lots of character and patina.
Category

Early 20th Century Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage White Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage White Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage White Painted Chest of Drawers
  • Vintage White Painted Chest of Drawers
H 41 in. W 43.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Large Painted 19th Century Bookcase or Buffet de Corps
Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
Large imposing later painted buffet de corps, light blue and grey tones.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Dressers

Materials

Wood

19th Century Gustavian Painted Bombè Chest of Drawers, Sweden
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Swedish 19th Century Gustavian Style painted bombè chest of drawers
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Rococo Dressers

Materials

Wood

18th Century Swedish Period Rococo Serpentine Wood Chest with Elaborate Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
An 18th century Swedish period Rococo painted wood chest of three drawers. This antique Rococo chest from Sweden features a subtly-shaped serpentine body, a slightly overhung top whi...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Rococo Dressers

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Metal

19th Century English Regency Chest of Drawers Later Custom Painted
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is an exquisite marriage of transforming a period English Regency chest of drawers into a contemporary, highly decorative piece, painted over-all in an olive green palate. The p...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Dressers

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Wood

French Regence Provinical Bombe Commode Carved and Paint Decorated, 18th Century
Located in Bridgeport, CT
In cream paint with carved decoration in pale grey. A plank top and recessed shaped sides, three drawers with grey scrolled motifs, the centre ones with faux escutcheons, and fine br...
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Antique 18th Century French Régence Dressers

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Wood

Antique Black Painted Chest of Serpentine Drawers from Denmark
Located in Round Top, TX
This antique baroque oak chest of drawers from Denmark features a serpentine front, brass hardware pulls and an exceptional matte black painted finish gently distressed to match the ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Dressers

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Wood

Pair of Painted Gustavian Swedish Style Chest of Drawers
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Custom made Swedish Rococo style chest of drawers with wonderfully curvaceous serpentine drawers and fluted sides painted a bluish grey. Two identical pieces available.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Rococo Dressers

Materials

Wood

Habersham Plantation Hand Painted Trompe L'oeil Provincial Chest of Drawers
By Habersham
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Habersham Plantation hand painted Trompe L'oeil Provincial chest of drawers, Dresser. MSRP for custom pieces such as this from Habersham hover around the 10-12,000 USD region. Habe...
Category

Late 20th Century American French Provincial Dressers

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Wood

Early 19th Century Red Painted and Bird's-Eye Maple Chest of Drawers from Maine
By L.Sprat, Bridgton 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 19th century high country original red painted chest of drawers from Bridgton, Maine. The construction is the very best with dovetailed drawers and shamford backing. The brass ...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Country Dressers

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Wood

Purple Tv-Stand Louis XV
By Salda
Located in Milan, IT
Tv-stand Louis XV, 4 lateral drawers and 2 central shelves, wooden top.
Category

2010s Italian Dressers

Materials

Brass

  • Purple Tv-Stand Louis XV
  • Purple Tv-Stand Louis XV
  • Purple Tv-Stand Louis XV
  • Purple Tv-Stand Louis XV
H 27.96 in. W 64.97 in. D 23.63 in.
Red Chest of Drawers Louis XV
By Salda
Located in Milan, IT
Chest of drawers Louis XV, shaped frontal, two drawers, wooden top.
Category

2010s Italian Dressers

Materials

Brass

  • Red Chest of Drawers Louis XV
  • Red Chest of Drawers Louis XV
  • Red Chest of Drawers Louis XV
  • Red Chest of Drawers Louis XV
H 27.96 in. W 64.97 in. D 23.63 in.
Period 18th Century Decoratively Carved Swedish Commode
Located in Port Chester, NY
Excellent example of the Swedish commode, the best carved elements enhance this piece. Beautiful fretwork and dental molding, carved rosettes at the top, lovely carved columns. Sha...
Category

Antique 1790s Swedish Gustavian Dressers

Materials

Bronze

John Stuart Mid-Century Modern Chest of Drawers
By Paul Frankl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall chest of drawers with "X" pulls designed by Paul Frankl in the 1950s for John Stuart Inc. Well constructed, this seven-drawer chest provides ample storage and the signature "x" ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Vintage Neoclassical Dressing Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The white vintage neoclassical dressing table or night table has gilt detailing, fluted legs, brass pulls and curved stretchers. Drawers are dovetailed. Can be used as side table or ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Neoclassical Dressing Table
  • Vintage Neoclassical Dressing Table
  • Vintage Neoclassical Dressing Table
  • Vintage Neoclassical Dressing Table
H 30.5 in. W 28 in. D 16 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These Mid-Century chests of drawers crafted out of wood faux leather has been newly restored and have newly painted an ivory color with lacquer finished this vintage parchment commod...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Faux Leather, Wood, Maple, Plywood, Lacquer, Paint

Baroque Style White Washed Commode
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The strong visual appeal of this handsome yet relaxed Swedish style chest of drawers has a lightly painted white washed paint and clean curved lines. The scalloped contours of the to...
Category

Late 20th Century American Baroque Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • Baroque Style White Washed Commode
  • Baroque Style White Washed Commode
  • Baroque Style White Washed Commode
  • Baroque Style White Washed Commode
H 35.50 in. W 43 in. D 20 in.
Gio Ponti Inspired Midcentury Italian Wardrobe
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning midcentury Italian wardrobe cabinet with double doors, one in teak, the other with a painted grey and a black door pull. Both open to built-in storage shelves. The cabinet s...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

  • Gio Ponti Inspired Midcentury Italian Wardrobe
  • Gio Ponti Inspired Midcentury Italian Wardrobe
  • Gio Ponti Inspired Midcentury Italian Wardrobe
  • Gio Ponti Inspired Midcentury Italian Wardrobe
H 66.5 in. W 42 in. D 15.75 in.
Charak Modern White and Mirror Bedroom Set
By Charak Furniture Company
Located in Hingham, MA
Produced in 1963 for Charak modern, a clean bedroom set with Pierre Cardin glam. Crisp white painted wood cases with mirror faced drawer fronts and headboard. Freshly repainted by pr...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Mirror, Wood

20th Century Lacquered, Gilt and Painted Wood Italian Dresser, 1950
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian dresser from the mid-20th century. Furniture in carved, lacquered, gilded and hand painted wood of excellent quality. Chest of drawers with two drawers of good capacity and s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Wood, Wood

20th Century White Lacquered and Painted Wood French Dresser, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
French dresser from 20th century. Beautiful line furniture of nice decor in lacquered and painted wood. Chest of drawers with two front drawers, of good capacity. Wooden top of good ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Wood

Georgian Serpentine Painted Dresser
Located in Port Chester, NY
Georgian style serpentine four drawer chest with a warm walnut finish, a molded serpentine edge top, with four serpentine drawers with drop ring handles, a shaped apron on bracket fe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Georgian Commodes and Chests of D...

Materials

Wood

  • Georgian Serpentine Painted Dresser
  • Georgian Serpentine Painted Dresser
  • Georgian Serpentine Painted Dresser
  • Georgian Serpentine Painted Dresser
H 37 in. W 46 in. D 20.5 in.
Italian Provincial Painted Dresser
Located in Port Chester, NY
Italian Provincial dresser - Louis XVI style provincial commode with an antiqued hand painted and slightly distressed finish, a serpentine molded edge top above two long paneled draw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of ...

Materials

Wood

  • Italian Provincial Painted Dresser
  • Italian Provincial Painted Dresser
  • Italian Provincial Painted Dresser
  • Italian Provincial Painted Dresser
H 33 in. W 42 in. D 20 in.
Louis XVI Style Painted Dresser
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Vintage French Louis XVI Style painted dresser with 3 large drawers for storage. The style is suitable for various decor, including Swedish Gustavian, neoclassical, French provincia...
Category

20th Century European Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • Louis XVI Style Painted Dresser
  • Louis XVI Style Painted Dresser
  • Louis XVI Style Painted Dresser
  • Louis XVI Style Painted Dresser
H 32.5 in. W 50 in. D 22 in.
20th Century Lacquered and Painted Wood Italian Chest of Drawers Dresser, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
20th century Italian dresser. Furniture finely lacquered and painted with very pleasant floral decorations. Chest of drawers equipped with three large drawers and adorned with wooden...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Wood

Veneitan Paint Decorated Bombe Commode Dresser
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a charming accent piece for a foyer, a bedroom or even a living room area. This 1940s era Italian distressed painted commode is perfect for any space in your home that needs ...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

20th Century Lacquered and Painted Wood Italian Louis XVI Style Dresser, 1950
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian commode in Louis XVI style from 20th century. Beautiful line furniture of pleasant decor in lacquered and hand painted wood in neoclassical style. High quality faux marble la...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Wood

20th Century Lacquered Painted Wood Marble Top Italian Louis XVI Style Dresser
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian dresser from the second half of the 20th century. High quality and elegant furniture, in Louis XVI style, in carved, lacquered and hand painted wood with floral and Greek dec...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

Northern European Style Painted Dresser
Located in Port Chester, NY
Northern European style distress painted dresser with a molded edge rectangular top, three long paneled drawers with lozenge detailing and antique pewter handles, with carved fluted ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Commodes and Chests ...

Materials

Wood

  • Northern European Style Painted Dresser
  • Northern European Style Painted Dresser
  • Northern European Style Painted Dresser
  • Northern European Style Painted Dresser
H 32 in. W 36 in. D 19 in.
English Original Paint Serving Table or Dresser Base
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
An English painted pine serving table, retaining the original green paint and recessed handles with a sycamore two plank top.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Console Tables

Materials

Pine, Wood, Sycamore

  • English Original Paint Serving Table or Dresser Base
  • English Original Paint Serving Table or Dresser Base
  • English Original Paint Serving Table or Dresser Base
  • English Original Paint Serving Table or Dresser Base
H 32.29 in. W 83.86 in. D 22.84 in.
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Painted Wood Dresser For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the painted wood dresser you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A painted wood dresser — often made from wood, metal and paint — can elevate any home. Find 219 options for an antique or vintage painted wood dresser now, or shop our selection of 10 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a painted wood dresser — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each painted wood dresser bearing Mid-Century Modern, Louis XVI or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. A well-made painted wood dresser has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Luis Pons, Paul Frankl and Herman Miller are consistently popular.

How Much is a Painted Wood Dresser?

Prices for a painted wood dresser start at $636 and top out at $18,600 with the average selling for $2,999.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

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

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

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

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