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Mahogany Empire Style Small Chest of Drawers Commode
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A Classic mahogany Empire small commode having ebonized columns and handsome brass hardware including decorative escuchteon. 3 drawers, no key, top drawer pulls out by hand.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

1950s Small Mulberry Bombe Shaped Commode Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
1950s small mulberry bombe shaped commode chest of drawers circa 1950. Rococo revival chest of small proportions. Petit Scandinavian commode circa 1950. Made in beautiful mulbe...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Baroque Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

French Empire Louis XV Style Small Commode Chest of Drawers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sumptuous burl wood Louis XV style two-drawer commode with beautiful Bombe front and sides as well as fancy Ormolu bronzes on the front edges, apron, drawer pulls, key holes and fee...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

20th Century Small Carved Oak Commode Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality oak commode circa 1960 in the French Provincial style. Scallop shaped front with heavily carved drawer fronts. Each fitted with a brass drop handle. Acanthus leaf det...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Small Cherry Chest of Drawers
By Ethan Allen
Located in Asheville, NC
Ethan Allen, Cherry, 4 door small chest of drawers with brass hardware and matching side handles. Dove tail drawers with chinoiserie style feet at front.
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1990s North American American Colonial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

  • Small Cherry Chest of Drawers
  • Small Cherry Chest of Drawers
  • Small Cherry Chest of Drawers
  • Small Cherry Chest of Drawers
H 28 in. W 26 in. D 17 in.
Small Secretary/ Chest of Drawers
Located in Hudson, NY
Small oak secretary/chest of drawers, with carved gallery edge at the top. leather writing flap and inner shelves, lower part with 6 drawers with brass handles, key, circa 1880-1900.
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Rustic Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

  • Small Secretary/ Chest of Drawers
  • Small Secretary/ Chest of Drawers
  • Small Secretary/ Chest of Drawers
  • Small Secretary/ Chest of Drawers
H 55 in. W 22.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Mid-20th Century Small Carved Oak Commode Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Carved oak commode of small proportions, circa 1950. Practical small chest of drawers in the Baroque taste. 3 block fronted drawers with carving in the solid. With decorative hand...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Art Deco Small Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
A small Art Deco chest of drawers. Amboyna and ebonized fruitwood with fluted leg details and patinated brass pulls.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ebony, Amboyna

Art Deco Small Chest of Drawers
H 30 in. W 31 in. D 18 in.
Small Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Woodbury, CT
This diminutive Edwardian serpentine chest has four long drawers with brass knobs and rests on wide splay feet. Though it could be mistaken for a much older antique, it is still rela...
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

English Small Chest of Drawers of Mahogany
Located in Austin, TX
A fine English small chest of mahogany, featuring a moulded top over a frieze of four drawers with brass pulls, each drawer with brass escutcheon, and set upon a serpentine apron wit...
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Early 20th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Brass

  • English Small Chest of Drawers of Mahogany
  • English Small Chest of Drawers of Mahogany
  • English Small Chest of Drawers of Mahogany
  • English Small Chest of Drawers of Mahogany
H 29 in. W 27.5 in. D 11.25 in.
Antique English Walnut Small Chest of Drawers
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English walnut small chest of drawers.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • Antique English Walnut Small Chest of Drawers
  • Antique English Walnut Small Chest of Drawers
  • Antique English Walnut Small Chest of Drawers
  • Antique English Walnut Small Chest of Drawers
H 30.25 in. W 19 in. D 15.75 in.
Fine Small Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Lymington, GB
A fine quality small-sized Chippendale period Cuban mahogany chest of drawers. Late George II period, mid 18th century, circa 1760. This is an exceptional antique (Georgian) exampl...
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Antique 18th Century Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

  • Fine Small Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers
  • Fine Small Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers
  • Fine Small Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers
  • Fine Small Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers
H 28.94 in. W 30.52 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Small Italian Pearl Glass and Brass Chest of Drawers
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of small Italian pearl glass and brass chest of drawers.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Small Chest of Drawers in Walnut and Brass, France, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Geometrical four-drawer chest in walnut and brass. It's definitely the solid legs that make this chest so interesting. Their geometrical shape is very well proportioned and a good ba...
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Vintage 1960s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Small Mahogany Three-Tier Chest of Drawers
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of small size mahogany three-tier chest of drawers featured with metal handles on the drawer fronts, light wood accent trim, and bracket feet. The chests also come with metal ha...
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20th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

  • Pair of Small Mahogany Three-Tier Chest of Drawers
  • Pair of Small Mahogany Three-Tier Chest of Drawers
  • Pair of Small Mahogany Three-Tier Chest of Drawers
  • Pair of Small Mahogany Three-Tier Chest of Drawers
H 22.00 in. W 16.50 in. D 12.75 in.
Smaller British Military Campaign Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Smaller Military Campaign chest of drawers (rare in this size) crafted in solid mahogany. Top and bottom finished with a brass trim. Brass carrying handles to the sides and inset br...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Small Teak Chest of Drawers, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Danish chest of drawers from the 1960s Excellent condition Dimensions: Height 72 cm, width 56 cm, depth 30 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

  • Small Teak Chest of Drawers, Danish Design, 1960s
  • Small Teak Chest of Drawers, Danish Design, 1960s
  • Small Teak Chest of Drawers, Danish Design, 1960s
  • Small Teak Chest of Drawers, Danish Design, 1960s
H 28.35 in. W 22.05 in. D 11.82 in.
Chippendale Style Oyster Veneered Small Chest of Drawers
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Stamford, CT
A very handsome antique chest of drawers with stunning oyster veneer and pierced brass hardware. The perfect size for an apartment, or a wonderful and useful accent piece for any hom...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood

Small George 3rd Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Manchester, GB
A very attractive small Georgian mahogany chest with pine lined drawers and back. The top is crossbanded in fruitwood and gives way to an unusual frieze that has been made with a sli...
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Antique 1780s British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood, Mahogany, Pine

  • Small George 3rd Mahogany Chest of Drawers
  • Small George 3rd Mahogany Chest of Drawers
  • Small George 3rd Mahogany Chest of Drawers
  • Small George 3rd Mahogany Chest of Drawers
H 34.26 in. W 41.74 in. D 22.05 in.
Very Small Sheraton Period Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A very small Sheraton period mahogany chest of drawers. With beautifully flared timbers. On high swept original feet with a shaped apron. Replaced handles but the handles are period....
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Antique 18th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century Small Elm Country Chest of Drawers
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
18th century small elm country chest of drawers This is a lovely piece dating from circa 1750, it is a small beautifully proportioned chest with 3 long drawers. The sides of the c...
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Antique 1740s Country Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

Georgian 18th Century Small Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very good quality 18th century Georgian mahogany chest of small proportions having two short and three long drawers retaining original swan neck handles raised on original brack...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Small Serpentine Chest of Drawers George III in Mahogany
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Beautiful small English serpentine chest of drawers from the end of the 18th century in mahogany A fine chest of drawers of curved shape of small size which has a zipper which at ...
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Antique 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Small English Antique Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Kingwood Banding
Located in Port Chester, NY
A diminutive chest of drawers with a grand personality! Rich mahogany with kingwood banding around the drawers and top. Small reeded detail along the edge of the top. Stylized flare...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood, Mahogany

George III Period Mahogany Chest of Drawers of Small Proportions
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A very small George III period mahogany chest of drawers on attractive period ogee feet. Oak lining. Very good handles. The top with an old repair.
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Small Danish Baroque Chest of Drawers of Painted Wood, 1760s
Located in Lejre, DK
Small Danish Baroque chest of drawers of painted wood from the 1760s. The chest is in great vintage condition.
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Antique 1760s Danish Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Antique Rococo Small Chest of Drawers, Denmark circa 1890
By Mathias Ortmann
Located in Round Top, TX
The beauty of the wood, gilt, and curvaceous Bombay design of this small scale Rococo chest of 3 drawers combine for stunning impact. The design is in the style of Mathias Ortmann (c...
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Antique 19th Century Danish Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Gold

Jumbo Collection Small Madeleine Chests of Drawers in Wood and Onyx Top
By Jumbo Collection
Located in Cantu, IT
Featuring a carved wooden structure, a cloudy onyx top, a front part covered in antique leather with gold decorations and shell-shaped handles, the Madeleine chest of drawers recalls...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Onyx

Small Welsh Period Oak Chest of Drawers, Original Hardware and Ogee Feet
Located in Port Chester, NY
A lovely early welsh chest in a great smaller size. Two over three, the bureau has a very good color and patina, with fine oak grain on the top. The ogee feet are original, as are th...
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Antique Late 18th Century Welsh Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Small Early 20th Century Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A very pretty, small, mahogany serpentine chest of drawers. Including a brushing slide, canted corners, original feet and with original oval plate handles.   
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Early 20th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Four Drawers Small Petit Narrow Bachelor Chest
By Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice narrow Mid-Century Modern bachelor chest by Paul McCobb.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Aluminum

Antique Small Serpentine Mahogany Chest of Drawers, 19th Century
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique fine quality small serpentine mahogany chest of drawers 19th century. This is a lovely chest, that is full of age and character. A rare quality piece with compact dimen...
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Antique 19th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Mid-20th Century Danish Small Teak Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid-20th century Danish small teak chest of drawers, circa 1960. 3 drawers fitted with brass looped handles. Rich colour and unusually for teak polished surface. Standing on ta...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Small Danish Mid-20th Century Teak Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Small Danish mid-20th century teak chest of drawers, circa 1960. Small 5-drawer chest of drawers. Fitted with contrasting light oak handles. Light veneer damage to 4th drawer (...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Small Bombé Burlwood Two-Drawer Chest Of Drawers, Northern Italy
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Miniature Rococo style bombé commode with two drawers and with the original brass handware.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Filippo Perego Small Chest of Drawers for Jewellery, Italy, 1973
By Filippo Perego
Located in Milan, IT
A splendid Filippo Perego centre chest of drawers in faux tortoiseshell and brass. Reference: Casa Vogue. June 1973.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Early 19th Century Small Biedermeier Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Two-drawer chest on tapered feet in a wonderful small format. The chest of drawers dates back to the Biedermeier period circa 1800. Beautiful walnut veneer on pinewood corpus. The co...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swiss Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Pine

Small Serpentine Chest of Drawers or Dresser in Ebony Style Finish
Located in Pasadena, CA
A smaller size chest of drawers or bachelor chest in an ebony finish decorated with gold pinstripes. A leather inset top with gold tooled edging. Oval brasses in the Georgian or Fede...
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Vintage 1950s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather, Wood

Small Chest of Drawers in Teak of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Small chest of drawers in teak of Danish design from the 1960s. The chest is in great vintage condition. Measures: H 60 cm, W 58 cm and D 33 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Small Bowfront Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Early 19th Century, England
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Elegant small bowfront chest of drawers from the beginning of the 19th century in mahogany, England a fine English chest of drawers made up of four drawers with a superb flame in th...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Small Chest of Drawers in Oak, Late 17th Century, France
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Small French chest of drawers in light oak from the end of the 17th century-beginning of the 18th century Original entrances and locks Paneled sides In superb condition and very b...
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Antique Late 17th Century French Louis XIV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Danish Empire Small Chest of Drawers with Satinwood Inlays of Resting Lion
Located in Miami, FL
A very lovely Empire chest with three drawers in mahogany with satinwood inlays of resting lion and foliage. Denmark, circa 1815. This uniquely Danish design in regard to scale, prop...
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Antique 1810s Danish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Satinwood

Small Chest of Drawers in Rosewood by "Trekanten", Danish Design, 1960s
By Trekanten
Located in Lejre, DK
Small chest of drawers in rosewood manufactured at "Trekanten" of Danish design from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

18th Century George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers of Small Proportions
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III Mahogany chest of drawers of small proportions. Having two small drawers at the top, with three graduated drawers below, each with ornate brass ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Small Empire Chest of Drawers in Cuban Mahogany, Denmark, circa 1810
Located in Miami, FL
A very lovely small Empire chest in mahogany with satinwood inlays, ebonized details and brass rosettes, with three drawers of various depths, and resting on a plinth with scalloped ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Danish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Napoleon III Style Small French Chest of Drawers in Oak and Marble Top, 1870
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Sober and elegant French chest of drawers in Napoleon III style, on the front it has three small but deep drawers, the round knobs and square protections at the end of the four legs ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Molteni&C D.655.2 Small Chest of Drawers in Italian Walnut by Gio Ponti
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this chest of drawers is a re-make of the D.655.1 designed in several version in the period of 1952-1955 by iconic designer Gio Ponti. Mark...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

Samoa Small Chest of Drawers in Wood by Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Cantu, IT
The impressive Samoa chest of drawers lends the entire bedroom an irresistible contemporary charm. With its irregular shape that recalls the shapes of nature, this original piece of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather, Wood

Antique 18th Century Small Louis XVI Chest of Drawers in Mahogany
Located in Miami, FL
A handsome and unusually small Louis XVI chest in mahogany offering four drawers with bowed front, and featuring a fluted tambour molding on the top drawer resting under characterist...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Unusually Small 18th Century George III Mahogany Bachelor's Chest of Drawers
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Unusually small 18th century George III period mahogany bachelor's antique chest of drawers. This chest of drawers is made of very good close grained mahogany of the sort favoured by...
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Antique 18th Century British George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century small Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Germany, Light Colored Mahogany
Located in Greven, DE
Small antique chest of drawers Northern Germany Light colored mahogany Mid-19th century Dimensions: H x W x D: 86 x 84 x 45 cm Description: This small chest of drawers is...
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Art Deco Small Side Cabinet Chest of Four-Drawers Mahogany Chrome Buttons
Located in Zurich, CH
Art Déco small side cabinet chest of four-drawers rhomboid mahogany inlay chrome buttons and decors. Restored with shellac.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Chrome

Small North German Biedermeier Chest of Drawers in Figured Walnut, circa 1825
Located in Miami, FL
A small period North German Biedermeier chest in beautiful figured walnut with two drawers and a hinged lift-top. Chest has carved rope-turnings on the front corners, inlaid ebony ke...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Small Empire Chest of Drawers in Mahogany with Marble Columns, Sweden, c. 1790
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful Empire commode in Cuban mahogany with marble columns flanking two drawers and resting on tapered square feet. Brass key plates and pulls were added in the late 1800s. Fre...
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Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Small Chest
By Falegnameria Helmut Santifaller
Located in Milan, IT
A stunning addition to a modern or rustic decor, this chest is a precious example of Gothic style originated in the French region of Elsass, at the border with Germany. Handmade usin...
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2010s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Small Chest
  • Small Chest
  • Small Chest
  • Small Chest
H 35.04 in. W 55.52 in. D 22.84 in.
Lacquered Dark Gray Small Chest Kroehler Midcentury Commode Newly Refurbished
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in West Hartford, CT
Newly refurbished signed Kroehler midcentury three-drawer commode/chest of drawers. The color is an unusual dark gray.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Lovely Pair of Burr Yew Wood Small Sized Tallboy Chests of Drawers Lamp Tables
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of vintage Burr Yew wood tall boy chests of drawers These are large side table sized, not full huge bedroom tall boys, these ar...
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20th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Yew

Danish Teak Mid-Century Modern Small Chest with Drawers, 1960s
Located in Teteringen, Noord-Brabant
This charming Danish chest is made of teak in the 1960s. The legs are made of solid wood. The three drawers on the right have a solid handle over the entire width. This chest of dra...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Regency Solid Mahogany Small Chest with Four Graduated Drawers, English
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Regency solid mahogany small chest with four graduated drawers, on stylized bracket feet, English, circa 1830.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Louis XVI Italian Small Chest of Drawers or Bedside Table
Located in Milan, IT
An extremely small Louis XVI cherry chest of drawers coming from Milan Italy. Top, front and sides are all decorated with boxwood and walnut inlaid frames. Just below the top a pull-...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry, Boxwood, Walnut

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Small Commodes And Chests Of Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of small commodes and chests of drawers available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and hardwood, all small commodes and chests of drawers available were constructed with great care. There are 141 antique and vintage small commodes and chests of drawers for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Small commodes and chests of drawers have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Small commodes and chests of drawers bearing Georgian or Louis XV hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many small commodes and chests of drawers are appealing in their simplicity, but Kai Kristiansen, Aldo Tura and BR Møbler Gelsted produced popular small commodes and chests of drawers that are worth a look.

How Much are Small Commodes And Chests Of Drawers?

Small commodes and chests of drawers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,040, while the lowest priced sells for $495 and the highest can go for as much as $55,000.

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.