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Pair of Hollywood Regency Mint Green Marble-Top Faux Linen Look Commodes
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Jansen inspired Hollywood Regency style mint green marble-top faux linen look painted three-drawer commodes or nightstands with Greek key doré bronze mounts and bronze draw...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Marble-Top Commodes Stamped Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of attractive French commodes, circa 1950s, the white serpentine marble atop a white distress-painted and parcel-gilt conforming case, fitted with four graduating drawers decora...
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Vintage 1950s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • Pair of Marble-Top Commodes Stamped Jansen
  • Pair of Marble-Top Commodes Stamped Jansen
  • Pair of Marble-Top Commodes Stamped Jansen
  • Pair of Marble-Top Commodes Stamped Jansen
H 34.25 in. W 49.5 in. D 19 in.
Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of French marble-top commodes, have acanthus carved cabriole legs with carved cartouches in the drawers and doors.  
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Vintage 1920s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

  • Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of French Marble-Top Commodes
H 31.5 in. W 17.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Pair of Italian Fornasetti Style Marble-Topped Commodes
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of midcentury double door marble-topped commodes with hand painted illustrations of Pompeiian ruins in green scale paint. Each commode comes with a key and an interior shelf. M...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of French Art Deco Marble Top Bedside Commodes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco rectangular burl walnut bedside commodes crowned with rectangular grey tops and accented with stylized floral maple trim and curved maple feet. Each commode f...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of 19th c. Biedermeier Marble Top Mirrored Commodes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of maple five-sided Austrian Biedermeier commodes with long rectangular mirrored panels over cabinets with grey hexagonal marble tops, bronze design doors, and paw feet.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of 18th Century style Marble Topped French Commodes
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of French 18th century style parquetry inlaid bombe fronted marble topped commodes, each with Rococo influenced gilded ormolu mounts two Oak lined drawers and rai...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Antique French Louis XV Marble-Top Marquetry Commodes
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of antique French Louis XV marble-top marquetry commodes are a delightful expression of the genre, with exotic mahogany and fine walnut veneering arranged in an artistic pattern...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of Louis XV Style Marble-Top Coromandel Black Lacquer Commode
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of Louis XV style marble-top coromandel black lacquer commodes decorated in a figural Asian scene. Each serpentine rouge marble top above two drawers decorated with a bri...
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Early 20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Jansen Style Marble Top Commodes / Nightstands Painted Linen Finished
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Jansen style marble top commodes or nightstands having a hand painted linen finish. A simply stunning and finely crafted pair of commodes or bedside stands in the Louis XVI...
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Late 20th Century Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Pair of 19th c. Rustic Painted and Gilded Marble Top Commodes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Continental Rustic commodes with shaped white marble tops over front carved with painted and gilt trimmed x-form and leaf designs. For matching mirrors, see dealer refer...
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Antique 19th Century Rustic Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Gold Leaf

Pair of Italian Marble Top Parquetry Inlaid Serpentine Commodes, Circa 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of Italian marble top parquetry inlaid serpentine two drawer commodes with brass banding and foliage escutcheons, interior locks, and terminating on shaped cabriole legs with br...
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Antique 1790s Italian Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Commodes, 19th Century French Marble Top Marquetry Bombe
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French marble-top marquetry bombe commodes is a truly spectacular and rare find! Master craftsmen created the undulating naturalistic form of the casework, with ...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Siena Marble, Bronze

Pair of Antique Marble Top Painted Adam Revival Satinwood Commodes Cabinets 1880
Located in Portland, OR
A pair of fine & rare antique Adam Revival satinwood & marble top side cabinets, circa 1880. The cabinets of concave form and having green & white variegated marble tops, each cabine...
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Antique 1880s English Adam Style Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of Early 19th Century Spanish Marble Top Commodes
Located in Martlesham, GB
A fabulous pair of Spanish (mallorcan) early 19th century marble top commodes of serpentine form, inlaid and veneered in exotic woods such as rosewood, walnut, yew wood and boxwood, ...
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Antique 1830s Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Louis XVI Style Marble-Top Marquetry Inlaid Commodes
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of exquisite Louis XVI style commodes -- Demilune -- Original marble tops -- Neoclassical -- Kingwood, fruitwood and walnut.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Pair of Italian Marble Top Ormolu Bombay Commodes, Circa 1870
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of Italian zebra wood three-drawer marble top Bombay commodes with inlaid fruit wood front drawers and side panels, original ormolu mounts, escutcheons, and decorative pulls, te...
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Antique 1870s Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Pair of Finely Finished Louis XV Style Marble-Top Bombe Parquetry Commodes
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of finely finished Louis XV style Italian marble-top commodes. Parquetry inlaid. The deep bombe cases decorated with parquetry inlays along with detailed bronze adornments. Each...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of French Commodes with Marquetry Inlay and Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of French commodes with marble in shades of pale violet and cream color. They are inlaid in a foliate design and the wood is a combination of kingwood, tulipwood and walnut. O...
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Kingwood Marble Top Commode
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite pair of Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood Oeil de Vermeil Cube Parquetry and Bois de Bout floral marquetry commodes attributed to Gervais Durand. Attributed...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Armorial Marble-Top Commode
Located in New York, NY
A match pair, Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted, mahogany and fruitwood marquetry and parquetry, armorial commode with marble top, after a model by Jean-Henri Riesener Origin: Fre...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century, Pair of French Chinoiserie Lacquered Commodes with Marble Top
Located in IT
19th century, pair of French chinoiserie lacquered commodes with marble top Dimensions: marble top back side cm 98, front side cm 82 x depth cm 53 x height 3. Overall height of th...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Custom Museum Quality Gilded Marble Top Chinoiserie Commodes with Doors
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fantastic pair of custom made commodes made by Burton Ching Limited of San Francisco, who custom make the finest antique reproductions in the world for clients with a botto...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Georgian Commodes and Chests of D...

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Belgian Black Marble

Paint Decorated Hollywood Regency Marble-Top Commodes Manner of M. Jansen, Pair
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of paint decorated Hollywood Regency marble-top bronze mounted commodes. The green painted case with fine bronze mounts having three graduating drawers. The two bronze framed lo...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Fine Pair of 19th Century Gilt Bronze Tulipwood Marquetry Marble-Top Commodes
Located in Benington, Herts
A fine pair of 19th century French gilt bronze mounted tulipwood and marquetry inlaid marble top breakfront commodes in the transitional style. French, circa 1870 The breakfron...
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Antique 1870s English Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Gilt Bronze-Mounted Tulipwood and Amaranth Marble-Top Commode
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional pair of gilt bronze-mounted bas satin tulipwood and amaranth commode with serpentine fronted marble-top above a single frieze drawer and two long sans transverse. Each...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Pair of Hostetler Custom Faux Painted Marble-Top Commodes or Nightstands
By Hostetler
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Hollywood Regency labeled 'Hostetler' faux painted Louis XV style cabinets or chests. Each having shaped custom quality marble tops over a single paneled door flanked by se...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Pair of French Louis XV Style "Semainier" Tall Lingerie Commodes Marble with Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of French Louis XV style "Semainier" tall chest commodes with a Brêche d'Alep marble top. The slender walnut and tulipwood body, each fitted with seven drawers with gilt bronz...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Louis XV Style Marble-Top Commodes by François Linke, circa 1891
By François Linke
Located in London, GB
An important pair of Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted marble-top commodes by François Linke. French, circa 1891. Linke Index Number: 245, signed ‘Linke’ to the right-hand esp...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair Empire Style Marble-Top Bar / Wood Half Commodes
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair early 20th century Empire style marble-top bar / wood half commodes with top drawer & front door. Each one is in good condition with wear appropriate to age / use. Each commode ...
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Vintage 1920s Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Beautiful Pair of Marble Topped Semainiers
Located in Woodbury, CT
A pair of semainiers in the Louis XV style with breche d'alep marble tops over the seven drawers. Geometric parquetry inlays of contrasting mahogany on front and sides. Gilt bronze...
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20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

  • Beautiful Pair of Marble Topped  Semainiers
  • Beautiful Pair of Marble Topped  Semainiers
  • Beautiful Pair of Marble Topped  Semainiers
  • Beautiful Pair of Marble Topped  Semainiers
H 54.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 15 in.
Pair of Kingwood and Ormolu-Mounted Marble-Top Commodes, French, circa 1900
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of kingwood and ormolu-mounted marble-top commodes, French, circa 1900, one with molded breche d'alep marble top, the other with Belgian black marble, above three crossbanded dr...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Pair of Louis XV Style French Cabinets/Commodes of Bombe Form, Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Exquisite pair of French commodes with bronze dore mounts and marquetry inlay. Bombe form with graceful curved leg ending in sabots. The cabinets are made of Kingwood and have sati...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Pair Edwardian Adams Style Marble-Top Curved Front Finely Detailed Commodes
Located in Stamford, CT
From a NYC Brownstone Estate. A fine paid of Adams style Edwardian marble-top commodes. The lovely painted two-door serpentine cabinets each depicting a maiden flowing into star-burs...
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Early 20th Century English Adam Style Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of Ebony Hollywood Regency Jansen Style Greek Key Marble-Top Commodes
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of ebony Jansen style Greek key bronze-mounted marble-top commodes. Three-drawer commodes with Greek key bronze mounts and bronze drawer frames. Simply the finest in quality ...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Pair of Painted Bombe Marble-Top Chests or Commodes by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Stamford, CT
John Widdicomb made in England pair of painted Bombe marble-top chests. Each chest with oak secondaries in the Louis XV Fashion having painted leaf, vine and scroll design on an off-...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Marble-Top Louis XV Style Commodes Chests Attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of marble-top commodes in the Louis XV fashion by Maison Jansen. This fabulous pair of oak secondary wood commodes. Each in the Louis XV style having routed panel sides and fron...
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Vintage 1910s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair Of Louis XV Style Grosfeld House Marble-Top Distressed Four-Drawer Commodes
By Grosfeld House
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis XV style Grosfeld House marble-top four-drawer commodes. All drawers are lined. The color is a distressed cream wood, the pulls being brass. Fabulous rose and crème colored ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Pair Fine Large Italian Painted Marble Top Rococo Commodes Dressers 1930s Era
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fine and rare pair of Italian made rococo commodes. The commodes date to the 1930s and have a soft crème painted finish with gilded highlights. The design, styling and exec...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Rococo Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Pair Floral Painted Travertine Marble Top Commode Chest Dresser by E.J. Victor
By E.J. Victor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of floral painted travertine marble-top commode chest dresser by E.J. Victor. Items feature shaped and bevelled travertine stone tops, floral painted details to fronts and sides...
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Late 20th Century French Adam Style Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Pair of 19th Century French Commodes, Marble Top in Verde, Bombe-Form circa 1890
Located in Houston, TX
Serpentine fronted marble top and bombe form, fitted with two drawers mounted with gilt bronze Trim, pulls and escutcheons. Accented with floral inspired marquetry inlays. The conto...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Pair 19th Century King and Queen Compatible Marble-Top Commodes or Chest
By Pierre-Antoine Foullet
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 19th century king and queen compatible marble-top commodes. Each having a white and grey serpentine marble top above two deep drawers decorated sans traverse and ormolu mount...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Pair of Midcentury Paint Decorated Marble-Top Chests
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A large and handsome pair of midcentury cabinets that have been custom painted and having stone tops added. The pair painted in an off-white mottled faux marble finish. With broad ap...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Stone

Midcentury Swedish Pair of Chest of Drawers and Marble Top, Gustavian Style
Located in London, GB
A pair of early 20th century Swedish marquetry chest of drawers or bedside tables with their original marble tops, gilt mounts and escutcheons. The chests of drawers are made of many...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Interlubke Made in Germany Marble Topped Chest of and Pair of Bedside Drawers
By Interlübke
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely bedroom suite of Interlubke made in West Germany vintage marble topped drawers A very decorative and extremely heavy suite of bedroo...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of Rouge Marble Top Guido Faleschini Dressers Chests Cabinets Credenzas
By Guido Faleschini, i4 Mariani
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern marble-top dressers finished in grey real suede leather by Guido Faleschini for Mariani. High quality gloss finish vivid rouge color marble tops. Lots of s...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Chrome

Pair of Painted Bombe Italian Niccolini Marble-Top Chests
By Niccolini
Located in Stamford, CT
Fabulous pair of Niccolini Bombe Italian painted and gilt decorated commodes. Each done in the Louis XV style, wonderful bombe design, 24-karat gilt decorated. Either can be used as ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Baker Furniture Neoclassical Burl Wood Marble-Top Chests, Pair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of neoclassical style commodes, bachelor chests, or bedside tables. Procured from the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City By Baker Furniture ...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

A Pair of Danish Empire Style Mahogany 3-Drawer Marble Topped Bow-Front
Located in San Francisco, CA
A handsome pair of Danish empire style mahogany 3-drawer marble-topped bow-front chests with brass inlay and bronze mounts; each with thick Napoleon machete mable top above a bowed c...
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Antique 19th Century Danish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Pair of French Louis XV Style Marble Top Nightstands with Marquetry and Bronze
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of French Louis XV-style cream marble top nightstands, 20th century, shaped marble top with molded edge, over case with floral marquetry, gilt metal mounts, fitted with two dra...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Pair of Mid Century Nightstands or Side Tables with White Marble Top Italy 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of remarkable bedsides rosewood in the style of Paolo Buffa, 1950s. The same set includes the dressing table with the mirror, Ref n. LU985912203473 but the two nightstands ar...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Pair of Baroque Marble Top Three Drawer Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Highest quality bombe style with intricately cast hardware. Lacquered in a satin gray finish.
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Mid-20th Century Baroque Dressers

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Wood

Pair of French Empire Style Marble Top Nightstands Commodes
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Empire style marble top three-drawer ebonized commodes with bronze mounts.
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Early 20th Century American Empire Cabinets

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Bronze

Pair Of Maison Jansen Russian Neoclassical Style Cabinets or Commodes Marble Top
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Maison Jansen Russian neoclassical style cabinets. These massive and impressive cabinets are wonderfully bronze mounted and each support a greenish black and white veined mar...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Empire Cabinets

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Marble

Swedish Pair of Painted Faux Marble Top Gustavian Style Dressers
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Swedish pair of painted faux marble-top Gustavian style dressers The chests have 3 drawers with brass hardware. Complimentary delivery to most areas of London UK, The Netherlands, B...
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20th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of Marble Top Commodes Stamped Jansen
Located in Aspen, CO
Lovely pair of wood commodes with lovely marble tops. Made by Jansen for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Stamped Jansen.
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Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Pair of Marble Top Painted Commodes
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of lovely bedside commodes or chests of drawers, green marble atop a white painted confirming case fitted with three drawers, mylar veneer on the front and sides, raised on flut...
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • Pair of Marble Top Painted Commodes
  • Pair of Marble Top Painted Commodes
  • Pair of Marble Top Painted Commodes
  • Pair of Marble Top Painted Commodes
H 33 in. W 30 in. D 20 in.
A Pair of Marble Top Black Laquered Commodes
Located in Toronto, ON
These sophisticated ebonized night tables are accented with<br /> gilt details and bronze hardware. A rose marble top<br /> over two drawers standing on graceful cabriole legs.
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Vintage 1960s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Swedish Marble-Top Commodes
Located in Port Chester, NY
A pair of Swedish Louis XV marble-top inlaid serpentine and bombay form commodes with bronze mounts, 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Pair of Swedish Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of Swedish Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of Swedish Marble-Top Commodes
  • Pair of Swedish Marble-Top Commodes
H 32.25 in. W 40 in. D 22.5 in.
Pair of Marble-Top Bombe Commodes
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of French Louis XV Style kingwood commodes, circa 1920s, the serpentine shaped marble above a conforming bombe case fitted with two drawers, decorated with elaborate vessel patt...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Pair of Marble-Top Bombe Commodes
  • Pair of Marble-Top Bombe Commodes
  • Pair of Marble-Top Bombe Commodes
  • Pair of Marble-Top Bombe Commodes
H 35 in. W 37.75 in. D 18.75 in.
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Pair Of Marble Top Commodes For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of pair of marble top commodes is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct pair of marble top commodes — often made from wood, stone and marble — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of pair of marble top commodes available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Pair of marble top commodes are generally popular furniture pieces, but Louis XV, Louis XVI and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Baker Furniture Company, E.J. Victor and Grosfeld House each produced beautiful pair of marble top commodes that are worth considering.

How Much are Pair Of Marble Top Commodes?

Prices for pair of marble top commodes start at $1,495 and top out at $396,541 with the average selling for $8,900.

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.