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Sign Painted Chest Of Drawers

Victorian Mahogany Sign Painted Chest of Drawers, Fisher Gentleman’s Outfitter
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Victorian mahogany sign painted chest of drawers, fisher gentleman’s outfitter shop display This is a real Gem, the chest of drawers is made in mahogany and has Gold and Shadowed ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Folk Art Painted Furniture

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Paint

Victorian Mahogany Sign Painted Chemist’s Chest of Drawers
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Victorian Mahogany Sign Painted Chemist’s Chest of Drawers A stunning piece of Victorian Shop display, this one is advertising all manner of balms, perfumes and toiletries The...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

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Mid-20th Century Signed Kittinger Chests of Drawers, a Pair
By Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in New York, NY
These chests of drawers not only provide ample storage space for your home, they also offer a touch of charm and a bright palette. They were crafted in the 1950s-1960s by the Kitting...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Painted Signed Jansen Paris Louis XV Style Marble Top Commode C1920s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Jansen Paris Louis XV Style distressed painted 3-drawer marble-top commode. This is stamped Jansen and has the best carving and marble we have had in years.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Victorian Mahogany Sign Painted Chest of Drawers, John Piggott & Co Ltd
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Victorian mahogany sign painted chest of drawers, John Piggott & Co Ltd, Gentleman’s Outfitter shop display This is a real Gem, John Piggott Co Ltd Gentleman’s Outfitters, the che...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Victorian Mahogany Sign Painted Chest of Drawers Fred Wade Gentleman’s Outfitter
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
This is a small chest of drawers painted with advertisements from Fred Wade Gentlemans Outfitter, the chest of drawers is made in mahogany and has gold and shadowed Lettering painted...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Piero Fornasetti Signed Architectural Chest, early 21st century
By Fornasetti
Located in Salzburg, Salzburg
Piero Fornasetti 1913-1988. Architectural chest, excellent condition, signed and dated. Measures: Height 83cm (34.6 in), width 101 cm (39.8 in), depth 23.3 in.
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Early 2000s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Piero Fornasetti Signed Architectural Chest, early 21st century
  • Piero Fornasetti Signed Architectural Chest, early 21st century
  • Piero Fornasetti Signed Architectural Chest, early 21st century
  • Piero Fornasetti Signed Architectural Chest, early 21st century
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H 40.6 in. W 47.6 in. D 29.9 in.

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Finding the Right Commodes and Chests of Drawers for You

Is it a commode or a chest of drawers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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