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19th Century English Pair of Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Harrogate, GB
19th Century English Pair of Painted Chest of Drawers Matching pair of country house painted chests of drawers in original paint. Later knobs, circa 1840. Price is for the pair. Me...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of Swedish 19th Century Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of Scandinavian 19th century painted four-drawer commodes with brass hardware.
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of 19th Century Swedish Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Charleston, SC
A pair of 19th century Swedish Gustavian style chests with marbleized wooden tops. Drawers with raised panels and bronze hardwares. Canted corner post with dentil molding under the s...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Swedish Pair of 19th Century Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of painted Swedish commodes, circa 1880. Carved scrolling detail the top surface. Canted corners with fluted detail. 3 drawers with brass ring handles and escutcheons. Sta...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Rococo Revival Commodes and Chests of ...

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Pine

Pair of 19th Century Painted Swedish Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality pair of chest of drawers, circa 1870. 3-drawer chests with channelled detailing on the drawer fronts. Canted corners with applied star motif. On one chest of drawe...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of 19th Century Painted Scandinavian Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality pair of Swedish painted commodes, circa 1860. Weathered grey paint with faux marble painted top surfaces. Below the top surface a dentil freize links down to the 3 dr...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of Painted Late 19th Century Portuguese Chests of Drawers
Located in Charleston, SC
Great pair of painted late 19th century Portuguese chests of drawers with scalloped aprons, ring pulls, and distressed painted surface.
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Antique Late 19th Century Portuguese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Paint

Pair of Painted English Art School Chests of Drawers, circa 1940-1955
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
Of good proportions and a super color and texture to the slate primer blue paint, the utilitarian design chests of drawers, sourced from an old art school, one chest in pine, the oth...
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Vintage 1940s English Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Pine

Pair of Gustavian Style Chests of Drawers
Located in South Salem, NY
A pair of Gustavian style chests of drawers. A deep gray paint complements the decorative faux marble top. The canted corners are typically of the Gustavian style. Dentil molding, br...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Pair of Gustavian Style Chests of Drawers
  • Pair of Gustavian Style Chests of Drawers
  • Pair of Gustavian Style Chests of Drawers
  • Pair of Gustavian Style Chests of Drawers
H 29.5 in. W 29 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Large Painted Dressers / Chest of Drawers by Heritage Drexel
Located in Pasadena, CA
A pair of painted dressers by Heritage Drexel Company. Hardwood with two drawers to each. Decorated brass drawer pulls. Italian styling. Carved front and side panels. Slightly distre...
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Vintage 1980s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Italian Painted Chests
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A stunning pair of Italian chests with painted, faux marble tops. Each chest has two drawers with brass, drop ring pulls. They both have similar paintings depicting cameos in relief-...
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20th Century Italian Other Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Pair of Italian Painted Chests
  • Pair of Italian Painted Chests
  • Pair of Italian Painted Chests
  • Pair of Italian Painted Chests
H 32.75 in. W 22.13 in. D 16.5 in.
Pair of French Provincial Green Painted Chests Of Drawers With Serpentine Top
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of green painted French Provincial chests of drawers, each has a serpentine top, the enclosed case fitted with three drawers, raised on a scalloped apron and cabriole legs.
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Vintage 1960s American Country Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Mid-20th C. Painted Wood Bombé Style Chest of Drawers w/Scalloped Skirts
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of American vintage painted wood chest of drawers. This pair of American chests from the mid-20th century feature subtle curvy bombé style cases, scalloped skirt along three s...
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Mid-20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Pair of Gray Gustavian Faux Marble Chest of Drawers
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A pair of light gray painted 3 drawer chests with original brass hardware and faux marble table top. The canted corners with carved lion head medallions are typical of the Gustavian ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Louis XV Style Painted Chests of Drawers or Commodes or Nightstands
By Vanguard Studios
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful pair of painted walnut commodes in the French Louis XV style having shaped stained walnut tops with lamb’s tongue molding and canted carved corners. There is brass aged har...
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Vintage 1980s American Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Pair of 19th Century Gustavian Style Chest of Drawers
Located in Charleston, SC
A pair of 19th century Swedish chest of drawers in Gustavian style with block fronts, shaped marbelized wooden tops, corner post with decorative motifs on the short tapered feet. In ...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine, Paint

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Chinoiserie Decorated Chests of Drawers
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern chinoiserie decorated black lacquer two drawer chests of drawers, circa 1950s. With raised chinoiserie decorations, brass knobs and signed P. Deeg.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Painted Green French Provincial Chests
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A pair of painted green, French Provincial style chests of drawers.
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20th Century French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Paint

Swedish Gustavian Style Pair of Painted Bedside Chests
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of Swedish commodes in the Gustavian style with dentil molding around the top. Chalky antique ivory paint. Two large drawers, canted corner posts, and tapered and fluted legs....
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint

19th Century Pair of Swedish Gustavian Pedestals, Oakwood Chest of Drawers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique pair of Swedish Gustavian square pedestals made of hand carved Oakwood with raised rhombic decoration on front and sides with chalk painted finish on wood. The front panel...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

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

Large Pair of Scandinavian Baroque Style Painted Chests
Located in Westport, CT
Wonderful pair of large Baroque chests in a creme-greige paint, comprised of two long drawers and finishing on high tapered straight legs Dating: circa 1890 Origin: Sweden Condition:...
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Antique 1880s Scandinavian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Pair of Painted Swedish Style Bombe Commodes Dressers Foyer Chests
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Swedish style Bombe commodes. Distressed antique white paint with 5 drawers and brass hardware.
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Vintage 1970s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Vintage American Richly Carved and Painted Wood Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of vintage American two-drawer painted and carved wood chests. This pair of American chests each feature canted side posts carved with fluting details, which compliments the r...
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

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

19th Century Swedish Gustavian Style Pair of Painted Bedside Chests
Located in Wichita, KS
A beautiful pair of Swedish bedside chests in the Gustavian style. Three drawers, brass hardware, canted and fluted corner posts, and tapered legs. Original locks with keys.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint

Pair of 19th Century English Pine Chests with New Paint
Located in Troy, MI
Found in England, this pair of three-drawer pine chests dates from the 1880s. Reeded details on side supports, brass ring pull hardware and new antique white matte paint. Unknown mak...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of Neoclassical Style Elegant Cream and Neutral Painted Wood Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of vintage American two-drawer chests. This pair of commodes have been designed with straight lines beautifully accented with neoclassical details. The two dove-tailed drawers...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Brass

Rare Near Pair of Antique English Regency Faux Bamboo Painted Bowfront Chests
Located in Charleston, SC
Very rare Near pair antique English Regency style Anglo Japan faux bamboo trim painted bowfront chests. (Please note that the "pair" of images 1stDibs has chosen are two of the same ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Style Painted Three-Drawer Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chests from the 19th century, with cartouche motifs and canted side posts. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, each of this pair...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Bruges Painted Commodes
Located in Chulmleigh, Devon
These are actually a matched pair of chests with slight differences to the carving from late 19th century one older than the other, we think one made to match maybe 10 years later bu...
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Antique 1890s Belgian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

  • Pair of Bruges Painted Commodes
  • Pair of Bruges Painted Commodes
  • Pair of Bruges Painted Commodes
  • Pair of Bruges Painted Commodes
H 35.83 in. W 57.88 in. D 20.08 in.
Pair of French Style Nightstands Chests
Located in New York, NY
White painted pair of French style nightstands or chests. The nightstands have the original brass handles with a white lacquered finish. Would make a nice compliment to a French or H...
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Pair of French Style Nightstands Chests
  • Pair of French Style Nightstands Chests
  • Pair of French Style Nightstands Chests
  • Pair of French Style Nightstands Chests
H 26 in. W 23.5 in. D 17 in.
Pair of James Mont Style Chests
Located in New York, NY
Pair of James Mont style chests. The chests are painted, have three pull-out drawers and well designed. By American of Martinsville. Also Hollywood Regency.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Pair of James Mont Style Chests
  • Pair of James Mont Style Chests
  • Pair of James Mont Style Chests
  • Pair of James Mont Style Chests
H 31 in. W 28 in. D 19 in.
Pair of Dorothy Draper Style Chests
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Hingham, MA
Pair of vintage Dorothy Draper style España bunching chests of three drawers which we have newly refinished in Lyford Cay pink, white trim and white powder coated original ring pulls...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • Pair of Dorothy Draper Style Chests
  • Pair of Dorothy Draper Style Chests
  • Pair of Dorothy Draper Style Chests
  • Pair of Dorothy Draper Style Chests
H 32 in. W 38 in. D 18 in.
Pair of 18th Century Style Paolo Romano Custom Painted Chests
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of beautiful 18th century style Paolo Romano four-drawer chests that have been hand-painted with a custom Romano finish and Roman motifs. Originally from Florence, Italy and i...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 19th Century Painted Chests with Marbleized Tops
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted two-drawer chests from the 19th century, with marbleized tops and fluted motifs. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, each of this pai...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 19th Century Painted Wood Two-Drawer Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chests from the 19th century, with dentil molding and fluted accents. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, each of this pair of p...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 19th Century Painted Chests with Diamond Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood three-drawer chests from the 19th century, with diamond motifs and dentil molding. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, each of t...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Wood

Fabulous Pair of French Shop Fittings or Bank of Drawers
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Fabulous pair of 19th century original painted French shop fittings, 1880. Dimensions: 61.5 inches (156 cms) wide 14.5 inches (37 cms) deep 70 inches (178 cms) high.
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 19th Century Light Blue Painted Wood Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style light blue painted wood chests from the 19th century, with faux marble tops, reeded accents and canted side posts. Born in Sweden during the 19th ce...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish Pair of Gustavian Style Bedside Chests
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of Swedish commodes in the Gustavian style. These chests have beautifully reeded drawer fronts with a lozenge design. Two large drawers, brass hardware, canted and fluted corn...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint

  • Swedish Pair of Gustavian Style Bedside Chests
  • Swedish Pair of Gustavian Style Bedside Chests
  • Swedish Pair of Gustavian Style Bedside Chests
  • Swedish Pair of Gustavian Style Bedside Chests
H 31.32 in. W 33 in. D 18.88 in.
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 Venetian Painted Commodini
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of early 19th century Venetian painted commodini. Painted with medallions of floral motif with foliate decoration surrounding. Faux marble tops.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Pair of Venetian Painted Commodini
  • Pair of Venetian Painted Commodini
  • Pair of Venetian Painted Commodini
  • Pair of Venetian Painted Commodini
H 31 in. W 23 in. D 14 in.
Pair of Mid-20th Century Painted and Carved Wood Chests on Cabriole Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of American three-drawer chests from the mid-20th century. This pair of French style painted wood chests each feature a softly bowed front, three full length drawers, each wit...
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Pair of Custom Blue Distress Painted French Louis XV Style Bombe Commodes Chests
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Impressive pair of vintage French Louis XV style bombe form commodes or bachelor chests. The pair features ornate brass hardware, faux marble painted tops, curvaceous bombe form, fou...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Painted Commodes, by Julia Gray
By Julia Gray
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of painted commodes, by Julia Gray Each one beautifully painted with bronze hardware, fitted with two 35.5" wide x 8" high drawers, raised on tapering carved legs.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Giltwood

  • Pair of Painted Commodes, by Julia Gray
  • Pair of Painted Commodes, by Julia Gray
  • Pair of Painted Commodes, by Julia Gray
  • Pair of Painted Commodes, by Julia Gray
H 34.5 in. W 43 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A sensational pair of late 19th century painted commodes from Spain. Great construction with three drawers over tapered legs. The painted finish is wonderful with a beautiful patina ...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
H 34.75 in. W 43.75 in. D 20.88 in.
Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A sensational pair of late 19th century painted commodes from Spain. Great construction with three drawers over tapered legs. The painted finish is wonderful with a terrific chevron ...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
H 34.25 in. W 45.13 in. D 20.25 in.
Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A sensational pair of late 19th century painted commodes from Spain. Great construction with three drawers over tapered legs. The painted finish is wonderful with a great motif and t...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century Spanish Painted Commodes
H 34 in. W 44.63 in. D 20.75 in.
Pair of Italian Vintage Painted Bombe Commodes
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Unusual to find in a pair- vintage painted bombe commodes from Italy. The painted finish is showing attractive age-related patina and fading and is accented with raised scrolled deta...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of 1950s Faux Green Malachite Chests in the Style of James Mont
By James Mont
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1950s faux green Malachite chests in the style of James Mont. Each chest is wood with a green painted finish, a black lacquered base, three pull out drawers with a bronze dec...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

19th Century Swedish Gustavian Style Pair of Bedside Chests
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of Swedish commodes in the Gustavian style with dentil molding around the top. Chalky antique ivory paint. Two large drawers, canted corner posts, and tapered legs. Two keys.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint

Fine Pair of 19th Century Swedish Painted Commodes
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of Gustavian inspired chest of drawers, circa 1870. 3-drawer chests with shaped fronts, later ring handles and escutheons. Canted corners with applied acanthus detailing. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of Grey Oak Stacked Box Chests by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The stacked box chest is a larger modified version of the stacked box nightstand. The piece features three drawers and an inset detail that can be finished with brass plating. Availa...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Pair of 19th Century Swedish Pine Painted Commodes
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine pair of Swedish painted commodes, circa 1870. Good quality pair of commodes, 19th century in later paint. 3 drawers with shaped drawer fronts. Canted corners with carved and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Pair of Grey Oak Stacked Box Chests by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Stacked Box Chest is a larger modified version of the Stacked Box Nightstand. The piece features three drawers and an inset detail that can be finished with brass plating. Availa...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Pair of Zebra Painted Louis XIV Style Commodes
Located in Stamford, CT
A fun pair of zebra painted Louis XIV style commodes having silvered brass mounts. Painted in high gloss paint.
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Early 2000s Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Pair of Venetian Paint Urn Form Bedside or End Cabinets
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of Venetian painted urn form cabinets. Neoclassical figures and festoons surrounding a charming urn shape. Storage cabinet and drawer.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Pine

Pair of White Distressed Painted Gustavian Style Dressers Commodes
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of custom made hand carved white painted commodes in the Swedish style. The commodes measures 46 wide x 19 deep x 34 tall.
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Early 2000s Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Rare Near Pair Antique English Painted Regency Faux Bamboo Edge Bowfront Chests
Located in Charleston, SC
Extremely rare and fine NEAR pair antique English Regency period painted (over mahogany) small Bowfront chests with Faux Bamboo mouldings along top edge and drawer edge. Pairs of pe...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Anglo-Japanese Commodes and Chests of...

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Mahogany

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Pair Of Painted Chest Of Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pair of painted chest of drawers for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and pine, all pair of painted chest of drawers available were constructed with great care. Find 92 antique and vintage pair of painted chest of drawers at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Pair of painted chest of drawers have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Pair of painted chest of drawers are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Louis XV and Neoclassical styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many pair of painted chest of drawers are appealing in their simplicity, but Lawson-Fenning, Baker Furniture Company and E. J. Victor produced popular pair of painted chest of drawers that are worth a look.

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Pair of painted chest of drawers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $7,930, while the lowest priced sells for $1,100 and the highest can go for as much as $195,000.

Finding the Right Storage Case Pieces for You

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

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

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

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

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