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Painted Blanket Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
The top of this blanket chest is hand painted with a wreath of fruit, flowers, leaves, and bow tied ribbons. The front is painted with a bow tied ribbon suspending a spray of flowers...
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1990s English Vintage Chest

Materials

Pine, Paint

  • Painted Blanket Chest
  • Vintage Painted Blanket Chest
  • Painted Blanket Chest
  • Vintage Painted Blanket Chest
H 19 in. W 32.75 in. D 17 in.
Antique Sea Chest
Located in Norwell, MA
Antique sea chest with painted decoration of the HMS York from 1847. Hinged top, painted red. Dimensions: 51" L x 18" W x 17" H.
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20th Century Vintage Chest

  • Antique Sea Chest
  • Vintage Sea Chest
  • Antique Sea Chest
  • Vintage Sea Chest
H 17 in. W 51 in. D 18 in.
Small Red Cedar Chest
Located in Pasadena, CA
Small Red Cedar chest with metallic handle.
Category

20th Century Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

  • Small Red Cedar Chest
  • Vintage Small Red Cedar Chest
  • Small Red Cedar Chest
  • Vintage Small Red Cedar Chest
H 14 in. W 30 in. D 19 in.
Sea Shell Encrusted Chest
Located in Norwalk, CT
This fun one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted artistan piece features cemented and lacquered sea shells on wooden trunk.
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20th Century Vintage Chest

Materials

Shell, Wood

  • Sea Shell Encrusted Chest
  • Vintage Sea Shell Encrusted Chest
  • Sea Shell Encrusted Chest
  • Vintage Sea Shell Encrusted Chest
H 16 in. W 31 in. D 18 in.
Small Indian Dowery Chest
Located in Asheville, NC
Indian dowery chest with lotus, bird and tree designs in pink and green tones, hand-carved with hinged door trap in seat. May be used as child's bench. Handmade folk piece composed o...
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1960s Indian Vintage Chest

  • Small Indian Dowery Chest
  • Vintage Small Indian Dowery Chest
  • Small Indian Dowery Chest
  • Vintage Small Indian Dowery Chest
H 31.5 in. W 23.75 in. D 20.5 in.
Rustic Wooden Moroccan Chest
Located in Pasadena, TX
A rustic chest made in Morocco with a removable lid and metal hardware.
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20th Century Moroccan Vintage Chest

Materials

Iron

  • Rustic Wooden Moroccan Chest
  • Vintage Rustic Wooden Moroccan Chest
  • Rustic Wooden Moroccan Chest
  • Vintage Rustic Wooden Moroccan Chest
H 21 in. W 29.5 in. D 19 in.
Curved Leg Bamboo and Wicker Storage Chest/Coffee Table/Blanket Chest
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-1012 Hand crafter wicker and bamboo storage chest. Curved sides can also be used as a coffee table.
Category

Mid-20th Century Vintage Chest

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker

Large Carved Oriental Camphor Wood Chest
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large carved Oriental Camphor wood chest This carved chest is made from Camphor Wood, for those of you who do not know camphor wood it is similar to Mahogany it is a hard wood whi...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Export Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

Vintage Chest in Bamboo and Cedar
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage chest uses an eye-catching combination of a bamboo exterior and cedar lining for a unique look. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Cedar, Bamboo

  • Vintage Chest in Bamboo and Cedar
  • Vintage Chest in Bamboo and Cedar
  • Vintage Chest in Bamboo and Cedar
  • Vintage Chest in Bamboo and Cedar
H 16 in. W 36 in. D 20 in.
Lane Altavista Mahogany Blanket Cedar Chest
By Lane Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
Lane Altavista mahogany blanket chest with cedar lining. Good vintage condition. Measures 48"W x 17"D x 22"H. W6051922
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Mid-20th Century American American Classical Vintage Chest

Materials

Cedar, Mahogany

Poul Heltborg Rosewood Blanket Chest, c. 1970
By Poul Heltborg, Heltborg Møbler
Located in Norwalk, CT
A fabulous Danish mid-century rosewood blanket or bar chest designed by Poul Heltborg for Heltborg Mobler, c. 1970. This handsome piece features the form of a traditional blanket che...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Rosewood

  • Poul Heltborg Rosewood Blanket Chest, c. 1970
  • Vintage Poul Heltborg Rosewood Blanket Chest, c. 1970
  • Poul Heltborg Rosewood Blanket Chest, c. 1970
  • Vintage Poul Heltborg Rosewood Blanket Chest, c. 1970
H 18.5 in. W 31.75 in. D 16.25 in.
Painted Hunting Scene Blanket Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
This blanket chest is painted with a scene of an 18th century gentleman hunting with his bird dog. The front is painted with simulated line inlay. The base has a reddish brown moldin...
Category

1970s English Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass

  • Painted Hunting Scene Blanket Chest
  • Vintage Painted Hunting Scene Blanket Chest
  • Painted Hunting Scene Blanket Chest
  • Vintage Painted Hunting Scene Blanket Chest
H 17.5 in. W 35 in. D 17.75 in.
Pair of Lingerie Chest by Founders
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern pair of lingerie chests by founder featuring multiple wooden drawers, black round knobs, and sides. Please confirm the item location (NY or NJ).
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Lingerie Chest by Founders
  • Pair of Lingerie Chest by Founders
  • Pair of Lingerie Chest by Founders
  • Pair of Lingerie Chest by Founders
H 36 in. W 14 in. D 14.75 in.
Traditional Style Knotty Pine Coffer / Blanket Chest
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Traditional style coffer / blanket chest, unbranded. Solid knotty pine with metal hardware. Features chain held lid, ample interior storage, metal side handles, raised front and si...
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Late 20th Century American American Colonial Vintage Chest

Materials

Metal

Large Blanket Chest with Embossed Islamic Inscriptions
Located in London, GB
An early 20th century wooden blanket chest with bone inlay. This lovely blanket chest captures our attention with its rich geometrical decoration. The chest is topped with a rectangu...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

1940s Vintage Cedar Chest by Lane #048110
By Lane Furniture
Located in Downingtown, PA
1940s vintage cedar chest, made by Lane, Altavista, VA. Beautiful “waterfall” Art Deco design with two-tone wood marquetry. Interior is lined with cedar and contains automatic tray l...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

  • 1940s Vintage Cedar Chest by Lane #048110
  • 1940s Vintage Cedar Chest by Lane #048110
  • 1940s Vintage Cedar Chest by Lane #048110
  • 1940s Vintage Cedar Chest by Lane #048110
H 20.75 in. W 46.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Lane Cedar Chest
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern cedar chest was designed by Lane Furniture. An iconic piece that has a shelf that floats out when the top is lifted. The felt lining in the shelf, diamo...
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Lane Cedar Chest
  • Mid-Century Modern Lane Cedar Chest
  • Mid-Century Modern Lane Cedar Chest
  • Mid-Century Modern Lane Cedar Chest
H 22 in. W 46.25 in. D 16 in.
Kittinger Mandarin Chest on Chest
By Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in Hingham, MA
Chest on chest by Kittinger of Buffalo from their famed 1948 Mandarin collection. Original two-tone mushroom and cream lacquer finish. See image 12 for the hex color scans. Each ch...
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Chest

Materials

Mahogany

  • Kittinger Mandarin Chest on Chest
  • Kittinger Mandarin Chest on Chest
  • Kittinger Mandarin Chest on Chest
  • Kittinger Mandarin Chest on Chest
H 63 in. W 46 in. D 21 in.
Vintage Rosewood Chest by Nordisk Andels-Eksport
By Nordisk Andels-Eksport
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful rosewood woodgrain meets Scandinavian inspired minimalism in this unique chest by Nordisk Andels-Eksport. A smaller tray in the chest's interior keeps smaller items organiz...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Rosewood

William Hinn 2 Pieces Swedish Modern Chest on Chest Dresser Gentleman Chest
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern 2 part high chest of 4 drawers by William Hinn. Made in Sweden. Exposed sculptural legs. Vivid lacquered walnut grain. Edmund Spence inspiration.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Walnut

Country Pine Blanket Chest with Inner Cedar Lining
Located in Germantown, MD
This brilliant Cedar Trunk chest is made of cedar wood, pine cedar, and is in good vintage condition. This exquisite cedar chest has great Traditional style with a classic silhouette...
Category

Late 20th Century American American Classical Vintage Chest

Materials

Cedar, Pine, Paint

Bodart Chest
By Jacques Bodart
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a Mid-Century two-drawer chest signed Bodart. The top is painted black and chest itself is a rubbed turquoise color.
Category

1950s American French Provincial Vintage Chest

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

  • Bodart Chest
  • Bodart Chest
  • Bodart Chest
  • Bodart Chest
H 33.5 in. W 47 in. D 20 in.
Midcentury Lane Cedar Hope Chest One Drawer Dresser
By Lane Acclaim
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern light walnut tall cedar hope chest dresser by Lane. Very clean original condition figural metal legs tips connected with bullet shape stretches.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Walnut, Cedar

Rare Mid Century Witco Scroll Carved Cedar Chest
By William Westenhaver / Witco
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Incredible ornately carved cedar hump blanket chest. Scroll work carving on edges and top. Very large, thick and heavy piece all fashioned together with wooden pegs. Large metal d...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Cedar Chest by Lane Furniture Co.
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury cedar chest from the American manufacturer Lane Furniture Company of Altavista, Virginia. Simple and stylish design - accents on the base - padded seating covered with a t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Walnut, Faux Leather

Studio Furniture Chest in Basswood by Judy McKie
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judy Kensley McKie Studio Furniture Chest, 1980 Basswood hinged top with relief-carved bird and leaf design to top and sides, raised on four square legs 31 x 36 x 22 in Signed JKM 1980
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1980s Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

Walnut Crafted Blanket Chests by Giuseppe Rivadossi, Italy, 1970s
By Officina Rivadossi, Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Almelo, NL
A very elegant blanket chests hand carved out of Italian walnut wood and hand-finished in full relief with a gouge designed by Giuseppe Rivadossi in the late 1970s. The architonic st...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Walnut

Rare Leo Jiranek for Heywood Wakefield Niagara Blanket Chest
By Leo Jiranek, Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Ferndale, MI
I have owned many pieces of Heywood Wakefield furniture . This is the first model number C3739 Blanket chest I have ever seen . Designed by Pre eminent freelance furniture designer L...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Birch

KINDEL Grand Rapids Fruitwood Chippendale Chest on Chest
By Kindel Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
Beautiful chest on chest by high-end furniture maker Kindel. Made in Michigan, USA in the late-mid 20th Century. Stamped "Fruitwood" on the back. Chippendale style with ogee bracket ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Chippendale Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass

Antique Burr Walnut Chest on Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A beautiful small antique Georgian style burr walnut chest on chest, made in England & dating from around the 1930’s. It is of lovely quality and is a great size, not taking up to...
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Mid-20th Century English Georgian Vintage Chest

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Cedar Chest by Lane #7931-23
By Lane Furniture
Located in Downingtown, PA
Cedar chest by Lane Furniture, Inc., Altavista Virginia. Original finish in a cream-yellow color with original hardware, including original key. Cedar interior with automatic tray li...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Cedar

Vintage Cavalier Mahogany Cedar Blanket Chest, Circa 1940s
By Cavalier
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage cavalier mahogany cedar blanket chest. Cedar and felt lining. Very good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some scratches Measures 47"W x 17.5"D x 19"H...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Mahogany, Cedar

Oak Map Chest
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Large oak map cabinet / architect's cabinet usable for maps, prints, drawings, etc. The cabinet consists of 2 parts. Entirely in perfect condition. Origin: England Period: A...
Category

1940s English Vintage Chest

Materials

Oak

  • Oak Map Chest
  • Oak Map Chest
  • Oak Map Chest
  • Oak Map Chest
H 33.86 in. W 59.06 in. D 37.01 in.
Pair of Restored Chests American of Martinsville Chests
Located in North York, ON
This contemporary chest is a true beauty. It showcases a light espresso finish on the frame with four-light grey stained drawers all atop tapered wooden legs. Each drawer is lined wi...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass

Antique Georgian Style Yew Wood Chest on Chest
Located in London, GB
Antique Georgian style yew wood chest on chest in lovely original condition, with a beautiful grain to the wood & dating to around the 1930-50’s period. It has a cross banded top,...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Georgian Vintage Chest

Materials

Yew

  • Antique Georgian Style Yew Wood Chest on Chest
  • Antique Georgian Style Yew Wood Chest on Chest
  • Antique Georgian Style Yew Wood Chest on Chest
  • Antique Georgian Style Yew Wood Chest on Chest
H 45.3 in. W 21.3 in. D 14.5 in.
Antique Georgian Style Burr Walnut Chest on Chest
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous burr walnut chest on chest of drawers, in the antique Georgian style, dating from around the 1930’s period. The quality is lovely, this has beautiful burr walnut veneer...
Category

1930s English Georgian Vintage Chest

Materials

Walnut

Chinoiserie Wicker Blanket Chest or Trunk with Brass Hardware
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Adding extra storage in your home doesn't have to be fussy. This wicker blanket chest or trunk will be a great option to hold a number of items that clutter up space when not in use....
Category

20th Century Southeast Asian Chinoiserie Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass

Japanese Tansu Chests
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful pair of Japanese Tansu chests. These are out of a great Palm Springs estate. These are old Meiji period chests that have been refitted with new interiors and frames in the ...
Category

20th Century Japanese Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

  • Japanese Tansu Chests
  • Japanese Tansu Chests
  • Japanese Tansu Chests
  • Japanese Tansu Chests
H 27.5 in. W 45.25 in. D 17.5 in.
Old Map Chest
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Old architect cabinet in beautiful light oak color. Entirely in perfect condition. Case consists of 2 parts as is usual with card cases. Origin: England. Period: Approx. 1950 Size...
Category

1940s Vintage Chest

Materials

Oak

  • Old Map Chest
  • Old Map Chest
  • Old Map Chest
  • Old Map Chest
H 24.41 in. W 45.28 in. D 34.65 in.
Lane Flame Mahogany with Inlays Blanket Chest with Cedar Lining
By Lane Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
Absolutely unique Lane Altavista flame mahogany with banded inlays blanket chest or bench with storage. Good vintage condition. Measures 48"W x 19"D x 25"H W1052222.
Category

Mid-20th Century American American Empire Vintage Chest

Materials

Mahogany

Campaign Style Cedar Blanket Chest or Coffee Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
English campaign style blanket chest crafted from cedar. The chest has decorative copper strapping and brass hardware. The chest could also serve as a coffee table. Finished with a d...
Category

20th Century English Campaign Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass, Copper

Pierre Jeanneret Linen Chest from the M.L.A. Flats Building, Chandigarh
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Tokyo, JP
Linen chest designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the M.L.A. Flats building, Chandigarh. Also called “dirty linen basket". Circa 1955-56. Teak, cane and brass.
Category

1950s Indian Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass

Mahogany Chest, 1960
Located in Lejre, DK
Small box in mahogany with brass handles and hinges from the 1960s. Dimensions in cm: H: 53 W: 90 D: 45. Great condition.  
Category

1960s Vintage Chest

Materials

Mahogany

  • Mahogany Chest, 1960
  • Mahogany Chest, 1960
  • Mahogany Chest, 1960
  • Mahogany Chest, 1960
H 20.87 in. W 35.44 in. D 17.72 in.
Painted Bombe Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Painted bombe or Bombay style chest of drawers with metal hardware and painted flower motifs as seen on the trim of the tabletop, the sides, and the drawer fronts. Please note of wea...
Category

20th Century Vintage Chest

Materials

Metal

  • Painted Bombe Chest
  • Painted Bombe Chest
  • Painted Bombe Chest
  • Painted Bombe Chest
H 35.00 in. W 34.00 in. D 19.00 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut High Chest Gentlemen's Chest
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice Mid-Century Danish modern walnut high chest.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Lane Cedar Chest 20th Century
By Lane Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Mid 20th Century Modern mahogany cedar chest or "hope" chest manufactured by Lane in a dark tone. Features veneered geometric design and carved decorative molding. This can be seen a...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Vintage Chest

Materials

Mahogany

Copper Whale Chest by Northwest Coast "Haida" Tribe
By Haida
Located in Denton, TX
The copper box is made by a group of Northwest Coast Indians who call themselves "the whale people" They are the Haida, We also have a “Certificate of Authenticity” from 1978 Lined ...
Category

20th Century North American Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Copper

Tessellated Stone Brass Frame Base Treasure Chest Trunk
By Maitland Smith
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern decorative tessellated stone polished marble tiles box treasure blanket utility chest on brass frame base.
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Marble

Vintage Decorative Chest, Oriental, Camphorwood, Linen Trunk, Art Deco, C.1940
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage decorative chest. An oriental, camphorwood and Mother of Pearl linen trunk in the Art Deco taste, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1940. Wonderfully inlaid...
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

Drexel Campaign Chest of Drawers / Bachelor Chest, Circa 1960s
By Drexel
Located in Germantown, MD
Offered is a beautiful 1966 Campaign Chest of drawers / Bachelor campaign Chest in excellent condition by Drexel. Smooth gliding dovetail drawers. Measures 34" Wide x 19" Deep x 45...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Campaign Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass

Dunbar 4-Drawer Chest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dunbar 4-drawer chest. Dimensions: 34 W x 21 D x 29.5 H.
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Wood

  • Dunbar 4-Drawer Chest
  • Dunbar 4-Drawer Chest
  • Dunbar 4-Drawer Chest
  • Dunbar 4-Drawer Chest
H 29.5 in. W 34 in. D 21 in.
Vintage Pine Trunk or Blanket Chest in Original Decorative Paint
Located in Baltimore, MD
Though it is not a genuine period piece, this mid-twentieth century blanket chest is made in the old way and employs an energetic interpretation of traditional central European desig...
Category

Mid-20th Century Hungarian Folk Art Vintage Chest

Materials

Pine

Antique Rway French Empire Neoclassical Style Mahogany 3 Drawer Dresser Chest
By RWAY
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Rway French Empire neoclassical style mahogany 3 drawer dresser chest. Item features black painted accents, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, original label, 3 dov...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Empire Vintage Chest

Materials

Mahogany

Chinese Vintage Blanket Chest with Traditional Brass Hardware and Handles
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage blanket chest from the mid 20th century, with brass hardware. Created in China during the midcentury period, this vintage blanket chest features a rectangular lid o...
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Gothic Style Coffer Storage Bench, Walnut Oak Chest French
Located in Labrit, Landes
French coffer or chest, storage bench in the gothic style, midcentury Walnut and oak Very decorative Very good condition For shipping: 118 x 51 x 33cm 22kg.  
Category

Mid-20th Century French Gothic Vintage Chest

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Chest in Oak and Cane Webbing by Kai Winding, Denmark, 1950s
By Poul Hundevad, Kai Winding
Located in Hägersten, SE
Chest designed by Kai Winding. produced in Denmark during the 1950s by Poul Hundevad . Made from oak with hand woven cane and patinated brass hardware. Very good condition with few s...
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Cane, Oak

Tesselated Stone with Brass Frame and Brass Base Mini Chest, 1970
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Tessellated stone with brass frame and brass base mini chest/trunk, 1970.
Category

1970s American Vintage Chest

Materials

Stone

Paul McCobb Chest
By Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined Mid-Century Modern chest, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, American, circa 1950s. This piece is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of colo...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Brass, Metal

  • Paul McCobb Chest
  • Paul McCobb Chest
  • Paul McCobb Chest
  • Paul McCobb Chest
H 34.25 in. W 36 in. D 18 in.
Paul McCobb Chest
By Paul McCobb
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined Mid-Century Modern chest or dresser, designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin, American, circa 1950s. This piece is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choi...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Paul McCobb Chest
  • Paul McCobb Chest
  • Paul McCobb Chest
  • Paul McCobb Chest
H 34.25 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
Aquatic Painted Chest
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Wood chest of drawers with a faux marble scalloped top. The three drawer scalloped case is hand decorated with panels of aquatic scenes on a blue background and sits on carved wood t...
Category

20th Century Italian Organic Modern Vintage Chest

Materials

Softwood

  • Aquatic Painted Chest
  • Aquatic Painted Chest
  • Aquatic Painted Chest
  • Aquatic Painted Chest
H 31 in. W 41 in. D 19 in.
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Vintage Chest For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vintage chest you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A vintage chest — often made from wood, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the vintage chest you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage chest, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one vintage chest that is appealing in its simplicity, but Paul McCobb, Baker Furniture Company and George Nelson produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Vintage Chest?

The average selling price for a vintage chest at 1stDibs is $3,208, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $275,000 for the highest priced.

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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