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English Mahogany Two-Drawer Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English mahogany two-drawer chest, has a brushing slide, open fretwork brass pulls and escutcheons. There are a significant number of dark stain marks on the top patina.   
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Antique 1780s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Mahogany Two-Drawer Chest
  • English Mahogany Two-Drawer Chest
  • English Mahogany Two-Drawer Chest
  • English Mahogany Two-Drawer Chest
H 28.5 in. W 48.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Red Painted Continental Style Two-Drawer Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Red painted Continental style two-drawer chest with metal pulls and landscape scenes on the drawer fronts and sides. Please note of wear consistent with age including paint loss and ...
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Late 20th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal

  • Red Painted Continental Style Two-Drawer Chest
  • Red Painted Continental Style Two-Drawer Chest
  • Red Painted Continental Style Two-Drawer Chest
  • Red Painted Continental Style Two-Drawer Chest
H 36.00 in. W 48.00 in. D 21.00 in.
Midcentury Raffia Covered Two-Drawer Chest or Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Raffia covered two-drawer chest or side table with brass pulls.
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20th Century Side Tables

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Raffia

Italian Neoclassical Blue Hand Painted Two-Drawer Chest, Late 19th Century
Located in South Hamilton, MA
Late 19th century Italian neoclassical aqua blue hand painted and decorated two drawer chest or commode. Hand painted faux marble top, Greek key design and neoclassical urns and imag...
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Antique 19th Century European Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Early 18th Century Italian Walnut Low Two Drawer Chest / Bench
Located in San Francisco, CA
A walnut, burl walnut and pine two drawer chest with inlay detail. This was originally a taller four drawer chest. It was most likely cut down to its current height in the early 20th...
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Antique Early 18th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

English 19th Century Oak Two-Drawer Chest with Brass Pulls and Straight Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English oak two-drawer chest from the 19th century, with brass pulls and straight legs. Created in England during the 19th century, this oak chest features a rectangular planked t...
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Antique 19th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Pair of Campaign Style Brass Two-Drawer Chest on Stands Sarreid Ltd., Spain
By Sarreid Ltd.
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of Campaign style two-drawer chests on the original rattan stands. Heavy riveted brass over wood. Very well made and sturdy. Backs are also clad. They would work well as commode...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

French Mahogany Two-Drawer Chest, Early 20th Century, Empire Style Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French mahogany two-drawer chest from the early 20th century. This antique French chest features two dovetailed drawers decorated with exquisite Empire style hardware. The keyholes...
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20th Century French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Pair of Bamboo and Reed Two-Drawer Chests with Glass Tops
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Pair of bamboo and reed two-drawer chests with glass tops.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Bamboo, Reed, Mirror

Pair of Petite Italian Walnut Two-Drawer Chests with Banding and Carved Aprons
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of petite Italian walnut two-drawer chests with banding, carved aprons and tapered feet. Created in Italy during the first quarter of the 19th century, each of this pair of ch...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Swedish Gustavian Style 1860s Painted Two-Drawer Chest with Guilloche Frieze
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood two-drawer chest from the mid 19th century, with guilloches and garland motifs. Created in Sweden during the third quarter of the 19th century,...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Italian Raised Two-Drawer Chest, with Lovely Matchbook Veneers, circa 1960's
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian raised chest, with matchbook veneers, circa 1960's. This mid-century chest from Italy features a rectangular-shaped, matchbook veneer top, over a chase which houses a pair...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Rococo Bombe Two-Drawer Chest Commode French
Located in San Francisco, CA
Exceptional cherrywood Bombe two-drawer commode chest of drawers. Serpentine shape top above two professionally fabric lined drawers with a pair of fancy scroll pulls flanking escutc...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

Swedish 1920s Rococo Style Painted Wood Two-Drawer Chest with Carved Apron
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Rococo style painted wood chest from the early 20th century, with two drawers, carved apron and cabriole legs. Created in Sweden during the first quarter of the 20th centur...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Swedish Late Gustavian Parquetry Commode Two-Drawer Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
Handsome tailored Swedish chest inlaid parquetry and round Gustavian style pulls. It has been sealed but any natural cracks or patina have been kept and preserved. Two solid drawers ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

Customizable Birch Two-Drawer Chest by Ercole Home
By Ercole Home
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The birch chest by Ercole Home has a 2-drawer front, with Espresso wood finish on oak. Natural birch barks decorate the surface with hand-hammered metal framed drawers, handles, and...
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2010s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel

French 19th C. Raised Two-Drawer Chest w/ Faux-Marble Top & Exaggerated Knees
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French painted wood, raised two-drawer chest from the 19th century. This antique chest from France features a slightly overhanging faux-marble painted top, with case beneath consis...
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Custom Refinished Vintage Faux Bamboo Two-Drawer Chest
By Thomasville
Located in Harlingen, TX
This vintage Thomasville Palm Beach regency faux bamboo chest of drawers has been custom refinished in satin light grayish green with pearlescent highlights and dark wax details. It ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Pair of Louis XIV Style Two Drawer Chests
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a pair of French Louis XVI style mahogany with variegated marble tops over two drawers and supported by round tapered fluted legs.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

  • Pair of Louis XIV Style Two Drawer Chests
  • Pair of Louis XIV Style Two Drawer Chests
  • Pair of Louis XIV Style Two Drawer Chests
  • Pair of Louis XIV Style Two Drawer Chests
H 24.50 in. W 18.25 in. D 12.50 in.
Rococo Two Drawer Chest with Christian Lacroix Gold Design
Located in Ashford, GB
Rococo Chest/Commode with marble top and a Christian Lacroix gold design This chest dates from the early 1900's and has its orginal marble top and cast brass handles. The chest has...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

Tommi Parzinger Originals Brass Studded & White Lacquered Two Drawer Chest
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Hanover, MA
Tommy Parzinger for Parzinger Originals white lacquered two drawer cabinet. Some call this a dresser but scale suggests nightstand or bedside chest. Solid brass round domed studs ev...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Sarreid Brass Clad Cocktail Table/Two-Drawer Chest, circa 1970s
By Sarreid Ltd.
Located in Peabody, MA
Brass clad cocktail table or side table in form of a chest with two drawers on bun feet by Sarreid Spain, circa 1970s. Oriented with drawers on the end.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Sarreid Brass Clad Cocktail Table / Two-Drawer Chest, Circa 1970s
By Sarreid Ltd.
Located in Peabody, MA
Brass clad cocktail table in form of a chest with two drawers on bun feet by Sarreid Spain, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Vintage French Louis XV Style Olivewood Bombé Two-Drawer Chest, circa 1950
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage French Louis XV style olivewood veneered two-drawer bombé chest from the mid-20th century, with scalloped skirt and cabriole legs. Born in France during the midcentury peri...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Olive

18th Century English Oak Two Over Two Drawer Chest with Drop Pulls
Located in Milford, NH
A nice example of a small size oak chest with molded edge rectangular top in a two over two configuration with brass drop pulls, dating to 18th century England. Very good overall con...
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Antique 18th Century English William and Mary Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Brass

Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style 1860s Painted and Carved Two-Drawer Chests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chests from the mid 19th century, with two drawers, carved dentil molding and tapered legs. Created in Sweden during the third quarter ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Danish 1790s Louis XVI Period Painted & Carved Demilune Two-Drawer Chest LiL
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Danish Louis XVI period painted wood demi-lune chest of drawers from the late 18th century, with two drawers, carved dentil molding, fluted accents, tapered legs and distressed pat...
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Hollywood Regency Campaign Style Brass Clad Two-Drawer Chest Sarreid Ltd., Spain
By Sarreid Ltd.
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome two-drawer brass-clad chest in a Hollywood Regency Campaign style by Sarreid Ltd., Spain. It is in wonderful vintage condition with a beautiful age patina to the brass includ...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Brass

Two Drawer Chest in Rosewood by Niels Clausen for N.C, Mobler
By Niels Clausen, N.C. Møbler 1
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This example of the very sought after Clausen cabinet has particularly nicely marked grain and is in great condition. The Rosewood used in this piece is Pau Ferro, A.K.A Santos Rose...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Hardwood

French Small Size Two-Drawer Painted Wood Chest from the 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A small French 19th century two-drawer chest with a light white washed finish with some wood coming through. This French chest is decorated with three floral motifs on the drawers an...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Walnut Two Drawer Commode Louis XV Style French 19th. Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Louis XV Style Serpentine Shape Two Drawer Chest with iron pull and escutcheons standing on cabriole legs ending in curled feet. French, Circa 1830.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Petite Italian Two-Drawer Commode with Grey Marble Top, circa 1800
Located in Atlanta, GA
This petite Italian commode from the early 19th century features a rectangular dark grey marble-top over two drawers. The sides are decorated with a quarter veneer surrounded by an o...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

French Two-Drawer Commode with Serpentine Front from the Early 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
This exquisite French early 19th century commode features a serpentine front made of two drawers. Each drawer is decorated with geometrical motifs surrounding the hardware of bail ha...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Louis XVI Transitional Two-Drawer Commode with a Breche Marble Top
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A period 18th century French two drawer chest with a breche marble top, the oak carcass veneered in various exotic woods in an overall geometric design. The large inlaid oval panel t...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Paul McCobb Planner Group Black Lacquered Two-Drawer Bedside Chest, Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish mid-century modern two-drawer chest or nightstand By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered solid birch, with b...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

English Pine Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This pine blanket chest has a bullnose top molding and recessed molded panels on the front and sides. The two drawers have incised cockbeaded edges. The interior retains its two larg...
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Antique 1830s English Blanket Chests

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Brass, Steel

  • English Pine Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
  • English Pine Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
  • English Pine Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
  • English Pine Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
H 28.75 in. W 48.75 in. D 21.5 in.
Chippendale Style Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This two-drawer Chippendale mahogany blanket chest is solid mahogany throughout and fully finished on all four sides. The top molding is richly carved. The front, sides, and back hav...
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Antique 1840s English Blanket Chests

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Brass

  • Chippendale Style Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
  • Chippendale Style Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
  • Chippendale Style Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
  • Chippendale Style Two-Drawer Blanket Chest
H 28 in. W 35 in. D 25.5 in.
English Oak Two over Three Drawer Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English oak two over three drawer chest, warm color and patina throughout this chest, the cock beaded and graduated drawers have swan neck pulls ( not original but are replacements o...
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Antique Early 1800s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

  • English Oak Two over Three Drawer Chest
  • English Oak Two over Three Drawer Chest
  • English Oak Two over Three Drawer Chest
  • English Oak Two over Three Drawer Chest
H 40 in. W 44 in. D 22.5 in.
Niermann Weeks Painted Two Drawer Neoclassical Chest
By Niermann Weeks
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1990s painted two drawer Neoclassical style chest of drawers by Niermann Weeks. The piece is detailed with painted bands of scrolled foliage and diamond motifs on the drawer fr...
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1990s American Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Niermann Weeks Painted Two Drawer Neoclassical Chest
  • Niermann Weeks Painted Two Drawer Neoclassical Chest
  • Niermann Weeks Painted Two Drawer Neoclassical Chest
  • Niermann Weeks Painted Two Drawer Neoclassical Chest
H 32.00 in. W 38.00 in. D 19.50 in.
English Birch Two over Three Drawer Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English birch two over three drawer chest, besides the useful scale of this chest, the most notable feature is the beautiful figuring of the birch grain on the drawers and top. The...
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Antique 1850s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

  • English Birch Two over Three Drawer Chest
  • English Birch Two over Three Drawer Chest
  • English Birch Two over Three Drawer Chest
  • English Birch Two over Three Drawer Chest
H 32.5 in. W 42 in. D 19.5 in.
English Mahogany Two over Three Drawer Campaign Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English mahogany two over three drawer campaign chest in two sections, with inset military style pulls, brass insert escutcheons, mahogany secondary wood(drawers) , resting on turned...
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Antique 1870s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Mirrored Two Doors Chest of Drawer, 1940-1950
Located in Firenze, IT
Mirrored two doors cabinet, cristal handles, black laqued wood feet. Inside three maples wood drawers.
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Vintage 1940s French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Mirrored Two Doors Chest of Drawer, 1940-1950
  • Mirrored Two Doors Chest of Drawer, 1940-1950
  • Mirrored Two Doors Chest of Drawer, 1940-1950
  • Mirrored Two Doors Chest of Drawer, 1940-1950
H 31.5 in. W 35.44 in. D 15.36 in.
Asian Style Two Drawer Campaign Chests Henredon 1970's
By Henredon
Located in Rochester, NY
A great looking pair of Asian modern style two drawer campaign bachelor chests with decorated brass fittings on front and brass swing handles at both sides. Use separately as side ch...
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20th Century American Campaign Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Two-Drawer Sarreid Ltd Chest
By Sarreid Ltd.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant 1960s brass clad chest with copper tacks has two large drawers ensuring ample storage space. An original Sarreid Ltd label inside the top drawer and wonderful patina add...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Chest of Two-Drawer / Commode
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The chest of drawers with two drawers was made circa 1820 from veneered walnut wood. The locks are original. The veneer pictures are very nice and the veneer is relatively light waln...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Spruce, Walnut

Cerused Oak Black Lacquer Bracket Feet Two-Drawer Bachelor Chest
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Vintage Mid-Century Modern black lacquer cerused drawers bachelor chest dresser credenza.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Two-Drawer Inlaid Commode
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Two-drawer inlaid commode with marble top and brass mounts.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Two-Drawer Inlaid Commode
  • Two-Drawer Inlaid Commode
  • Two-Drawer Inlaid Commode
  • Two-Drawer Inlaid Commode
H 33 in. W 33 in. D 15 in.
18th Century Italian Venetian Carved Bombe Painted Two-Drawer Commode Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a entry with this colorful antique painted chest of drawers. Crafted in Venice Italy circa 1780, the commode stands on four curved legs over a scalloped apron. The cabinet f...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Antique 19th Century Banded Mahogany Georgian Two over Three Drawer Chest
Located in Charlotte, NC
An antique 19th century Georgian style chest of drawers, unbranded. Mahogany with brass hardware, banded top, banded flame mahogany drawer fronts and bracket feet. Features two small...
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Antique 19th Century American Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Two-Drawer Commode
Located in New York, NY
Biedermeier two-drawer commode. Walnut with patinated brass details.
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Antique 1820s German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

  • Biedermeier Two-Drawer Commode
  • Biedermeier Two-Drawer Commode
  • Biedermeier Two-Drawer Commode
  • Biedermeier Two-Drawer Commode
H 33.5 in. W 47.5 in. D 23.5 in.
French Raised Two-Drawer Marble Top Wood Chest on Cabriole Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French nicely raised chest with marble top. This vintage chest from France features a white marble top which rests atop a wooden chest consisting of two drawers flanking between ca...
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20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Brass

Mid 20th Century Oak French Country Style Two Drawer Occasional Chest
Located in Charlotte, NC
A French Country style occasional chest, unbranded, similar quality to Century or Henredon. Solid oak with brass hardware, carved apron, slender curved front legs and scroll feet. Fe...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

18th Century Italian Two-Drawer Raised Chest with Decorative Inlay and Banding
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian two-drawer raised side chest, with nice decorative inlay, from the 18th century. This antique side chest or end-table from Italy is adorn with beautiful inlay patterning t...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Single Biedermeier Two Drawer Commode
Located in New York, NY
A fine Biedermeier single two drawer commode. Walnut with fruitwood inlay details.  
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Antique 1840s German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Fruitwood, Walnut

  • Single Biedermeier Two Drawer Commode
  • Single Biedermeier Two Drawer Commode
  • Single Biedermeier Two Drawer Commode
  • Single Biedermeier Two Drawer Commode
H 32 in. W 42.25 in. D 21.5 in.
1980s Spanish Bamboo and Rattan Four Drawer Chest with Two Bottom Shelves
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s Spanish bamboo and rattan four drawer chest with two bottom shelves.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Painted Italian Two-Drawer Commode
Located in New York, NY
Italian two-drawer commode or end table with painted leaf detail on drawer fronts. Some paint loss due to age and use.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • Painted Italian Two-Drawer Commode
  • Painted Italian Two-Drawer Commode
  • Painted Italian Two-Drawer Commode
  • Painted Italian Two-Drawer Commode
H 28 in. W 30.5 in. D 14.5 in.
19th Century French Wash-Room Five-Drawer Chest with Two Panel Doors
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century French wash-room five-drawer chest with two panel doors.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Pine

18th Century Oak Two Drawer Commodes
Located in Pulborough, GB
A similar pair of 18th century Oak two drawer commodes with elaborate carved bases.
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Antique 18th Century European Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

  • 18th Century Oak Two Drawer Commodes
  • 18th Century Oak Two Drawer Commodes
  • 18th Century Oak Two Drawer Commodes
  • 18th Century Oak Two Drawer Commodes
H 17.72 in. W 37.41 in. D 29.53 in.
Italian 19th Century Two Drawer Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational large-scale Italian 19th-century two-drawer commode with all original painted surfaces. The commode raised by cabriole legs has a serpentine-shaped apron below two wide...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • Italian 19th Century Two Drawer Commode
  • Italian 19th Century Two Drawer Commode
  • Italian 19th Century Two Drawer Commode
  • Italian 19th Century Two Drawer Commode
H 32 in. W 51 in. D 22 in.
18th Century Two-Drawer French Commode
Located in Hudson, NY
Two-drawer commode with thick black stone top and gilt bronze hardware.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

  • 18th Century Two-Drawer French Commode
  • 18th Century Two-Drawer French Commode
  • 18th Century Two-Drawer French Commode
  • 18th Century Two-Drawer French Commode
H 37 in. W 52 in. D 24 in.
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Two Drawer Chest For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the two drawer chest you’re looking for. Each two drawer chest for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. Find 415 options for an antique or vintage two drawer chest now, or shop our selection of 10 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a two drawer chest — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A two drawer chest made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Louis XV — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one two drawer chest that is appealing in its simplicity, but Sarreid Ltd., Baker Furniture Company and Henredon produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Two Drawer Chest?

Prices for a two drawer chest can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $495 and can go as high as $78,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,863.

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.

Questions About Two Drawer Chest
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A chest of drawers is also sometimes known as a dresser or a bureau. It is a cabinet with several parallel horizontal drawers stacked on top of one another. A chest of drawers is frequently used to store clothing and a variety of personal items. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary chests of drawers from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A bachelor’s chest of drawers is a relatively short and shallow chest, usually with three or four drawers. The name refers to their historical use as multi-purpose, space-saving fixtures that are perfect for a bachelor sharing a friend’s flat. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of antique and modern bachelor’s chests from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A low chest of drawers is called a lowboy. A lowboy sits at waist height and was a prominent piece of bedroom furniture in the 18th century. These low chests of drawers were a clothing storage solution before tallboys and highboys came into fashion. On 1stDibs, there is a variety of antique and vintage low chests of drawers available for sale.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A dresser is a chest of drawers with a mirror.

  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A chest of drawers with a mirror attached is called a bureau. This type of case piece is usually waist-high with a mirror that rests on the top of the structure. They are mainly used in bedrooms. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary chests of drawers from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A tall chest of drawers is known as a standard chest of drawers and also as a vertical chest. These are tall and narrow storage pieces. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage tall chests of drawers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    Dressers are designed to offer a place for you to dress, with the top functioning as a table on which to place your clothing. It will offer space for a mirror, whereas chests of drawers are typically exactly that — they provide ample storage while taking up little floor space. A dresser is usually wide and short, while a chest of drawers is narrow and tall. Both types of furniture are commonly used to store clothing and other items in drawers. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary dressers and chests of drawers from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A man’s chest of drawers is also known as a gentleman’s chest. It is characterized by its tall cabinet section that hangs clothes like suits and pants, and also features a column of drawers. Shop a collection of gentleman’s chests from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The first chest of drawers was invented by Chinese physician Hua Tuo during the 3rd century. In the west, chests of drawers began to appear during the 17th century and rose in popularity from there. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of antique chests of drawers from some of the world’s top sellers.

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