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Commodes and Chests of Drawers For Sale
Carl Bergsten, Fine Swedish Bois-Satine, Burl Maple & Silvered Bronze Commode
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Arguably the most extraordinary piece in our collection. The commode represents craftsmanship at its best; exclusively made from exceptionally Fine materials and likely is a unique m...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Silver

Warrior Chest, Multi Drawer Small Decorative Chest, Hand Carved Wood Sculpture
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Bocote is an exotic wood native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. It features a wide range of grain patterns from straight to wild, with curved lines and swirls. This ...
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1990s American Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

PH Small Drawer Chest, brass legs, mahogany veneer, green leather, ash drawers
Located in Copenhagen, DK
This small but perfectly formed storage piece is made out of wood and can be combined with soft leather on the panels. It is elegant and stylish all the way around and from all a...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather, Mahogany

Ben King Colorful Stand Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Ben King colorful stand designed by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada. Measures: W 38 x D 36.6 x H 55 cm Structure in MDF with painted ash veneer Metal base plated with Champagne color f...
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2010s French Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French Period Rococo Serpentine Front Carved-Wood Chest with Elaborate Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French period Rococo commode, with subtle scalloped front, from the 18th century. This antique Rococo chest from France has a lightly-scalloped shape along its front, with top carv...
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Early 18th Century French Rococo Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

1860s French Wooden Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden chest of drawers from France, produced circa 1860. This antique chest wears an Empire visage: with its strict vertical lines, bronze fittings, and lack of extra ornamentatio...
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19th Century French Empire Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Danish Modern Brazilian Rosewood Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A remarkable Danish modern bachelor chest of drawers is hand-crafted out of rosewood, has been newly stained with a lacquered finish, and is fully restored by our team of craftsmen. ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

1950s Belgian Bleached Oak Commode
Located in High Point, NC
This vintage oak commode was produced in Belgium, circa 1950. A petite commode standing on cabriole feet, featuring three front drawers, a scalloped apron and brass floret pulls. The...
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1950s Belgian French Provincial Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s/Tansu Storage Mingei Cabinet Wab-Isabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese drawer. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of paulownia wood, a high quality material. It is a very beautiful drawer. The design ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Restored Albert Parvin Style American Martinsville Mcm Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Restored Albert Parvin Style American of Martinsville mid century walnut 6 drawer lowboy dresser. This item has been restored and is ready to ship. Dresser measures: 73.5 wide ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Walnut chest of drawers. American, 19th century.
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19th Century American Other Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Heywood Wakefield Art Deco "Skyliner" Solid Maple Chest of Drawers, 1930s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Art Deco or mid-century modern dresser or chest of drawers By Heywood Wakefield, "Skyliner" Series USA, 1930s Solid maple, in original "Champagne" finish. Meas...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Maple

Modern Sideboard with Marble Top and Metal Drawers
Located in Riga, LV
Made from ash veneer with steel legs, copper, bronze and brass drawers and unique marble top. It is wonderfully smooth to the touch and looks fantastic. Sideboard Soleil is beautiful...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass, Bronze, Copper

1850s French Oak Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
The fluid contours of the panelling and silky taupe color of the oak give this antique chest of drawers a unique appeal. Made in France in the 1850s, the scrolls and billows of the d...
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Japanese Antique Chests of Drawers 1860s-1900s /Tansu Storage Mingei Cabinet
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese drawer. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of cedar wood. It has a simple design with no waste. It is a very beautiful piece of f...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cedar

Louis XVI Style Chest of Drawers Painted with Gold Highlights
Located in London, GB
Hand carved and Hand finished Louis XVI style commode in polychrome finish. Painted in a light French green with gold highlights. with a 30mm Carrara Marble top Fine details all a...
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2010s British Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

1970s Navy Lacquered Modern Michael Taylor for Baker Furn, Far East Chests, Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a pair of newly lacquered Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture chest of drawers. They are part of his 1970s Far East Collection. They are mahogany and have Asian Modern styling...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Lacquer

19th Century French Louis XV Commode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary French 19th-century Louis XV commode is in great condition, is beautifully crafted out of wood bronze & marble combination, and is fully restored by our expert pro...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Stone, Marble, Bronze

Petite Standing Chest of Drawers
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A petite standing chest of drawers, trimmed on top with a slender serpentine back splash. Four hand dovetailed drawers open with mushroom knob handles. The top drawer front is carved...
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Mid-20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

MCM Jack Cartwright for Founders Furniture Patterns 10 Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Topeka, KS
Vintage MCM or Mid-Century Modern Jack Cartwright for Founders Furniture Patterns 10 walnut chest of drawers or high-boy dresser comprised of 6 drawers with black pulls and a burnt u...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Kartell Componibili 4-Tier Drawer in White by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modular elements were designed to meet various needs and to fit into any room in your home: bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or living room. The design solution that animates the Modular s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Plastic

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...
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1940s Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

20th Century French Wooden Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
A 20th century chest of drawers from France, this piece features four front drawers, a scalloped apron with shell detail and french cabriole feet. The drawers are carved with elegant...
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1950s French French Provincial Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Kartell Componibili 2-Tier Drawer in Blue by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modular elements were designed to meet various needs and to fit into any room in your home: bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, or living room. The design solution that animates the Modular ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Plastic

Empire Ebonized Commode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary empire-style high dresser hand-crafted out of mahogany wood in great condition and newly restored by our craftsmen. This chest is a perfect addition to a sophisticat...
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1920s American American Empire Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Bronze

Original Pair of Nightstands Inlaid and Carved with Granite
Located in Buggiano, IT
Pair of original 1960 Italian night stands in walnut and with granite marble top. All the carvings on the solid walnut parts were done manually. They have a nice design and are ve...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Granite

Early 20th Century Italian Venetian Louis XV Style Walnut Briar Pair of Commode
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Rare early 20th century Italian Venetian Louis XV style pair of commode, 1910s. Particular rounded and wavy shape. Made of fine walnut burl. Equipped with two important mirrors in ca...
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1910s Italian Louis XV Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Chest of Drawers #480 for Odder by Aksel Kjersgaard in Oak, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Chest of drawers #480 for Odder by Aksel Kjersgaard in oak, Denmark 1960s.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Wood

English 1840s Mahogany Campaign Chest with Five Drawers and Brass Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English mahogany campaign chest from the mid 19th century, with five drawers and brass hardware. Created in England during the second quarter of the 19th century, this mahogany ca...
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Mid-19th Century English Campaign Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

20th Century Belgian Oak Chest with Cabriole Legs
Located in High Point, NC
A vintage four-drawer chest from Belgium. Raised on slender cabriole legs, this 20th century dresser boasts classical ornamental seashell and plant motifs, carved on the drawers, apr...
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Early 1900s French French Provincial Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Danish Mid-18th Century Three-Drawer Painted Wood Commode with Serpentine Front
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Danish serpentine front three-drawer painted wood commode from the mid 18th century with pull-out shelf. This three-drawer commode was born in the 1760s in Denmark. Featuring a sha...
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Mid-18th Century Danish Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Vintage Industrial Wooden Cabinet with Original Brass Labels, 1930's
Located in Praha, CZ
Amazing industrial wooden cabinet with 20 drawers marked with original metal labels. It was rescued from an old, screw factory in former Czechoslovakia. Original patina, completely ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Handsome 19th C. Italian Petite Five-Drawer Walnut Chest W/Burl Wood Veneers
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian small-sized walnut chest with burl veneers from the 19th century. This antique commode from Italy has been made of walnut wood with beautiful burl wood veneers adorning th...
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19th Century Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Burl

Split Reed Bamboo Rattan Small Chest or Nightstand, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Spanish modern rattan bamboo three-drawer end table stand or small chest, 1970s. Beautiful bamboo small chest, end table or nightstand for a summer house or any decoration with natu...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bamboo, Rattan, Reed

Scandinavian Modern Teak Chest of Drawers
Located in Madrid, ES
Scandinavian style teak sideboard with nine drawers from the 1960's. Tapered legs and built-in pulls on the drawers.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

French Neoclassical Nicely-Carved Side Chest w/Lower Shelf, 19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French neoclassical style raised two-drawer side chest, with lower shelf, from the 19th century. This antique small-sized commode from France has a rectangular-shaped top with roun...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century French Empire Painted Commode with Greek Key Pattern
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century French Empire painted commode with decorative Greek Key pattern. The piece also has a gorgeous black marble top and four drawers for storage. Notice the lion d...
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Mid-19th Century French Empire Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

70s Roche Bobois off White Chest of Drawers Commode, Buffet, Wood, Bronze
Located in Valladolid, ES
Gorgeous Chest of drawers or commode in off white wood in the Provencal style, Louis XV, , with aged bronzes in the corners . Front bulge and corrugated inner skirt. With 2 doors a...
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1970s French French Provincial Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

French Petite-Sized Commode in Pale Blue from the Turn of the 18th & 19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French small-sized chest of drawers from the turn of the 18th and 19th century. This sweet antique chest from France features a slightly overhanging and rectangular-shaped top, abo...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Bernhardt Flair Style MCM Rosewood Walnut and Chrome 4 Drawer Dresser Chest
Located in Countryside, IL
Bernhardt Flair Style Mid Century Rosewood Walnut and Chrome 4 Drawer Dresser Chest This dresser measures 40 wide x 20.5 deep x 25.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chrome

Spanish Dresser in Powder Pink and Wood, 1960sSpanish Dresser in Powder Pink and
Located in Barcelona, Cataluna
Spanish dresser painted in powder pink color and wood. It consists of five drawers. From the 60's.
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1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Chest of Drawers Lacquered by Carlo de Carli for Sormani, Italy, 1964
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Dresser, chest of drawers or commode model D154, black lacquered, brass garniture elements by the designer Carlo de Carli for the editor Sormani 1964s. Very interesting feet characte...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Chest
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century wood chest with brass hardware and a blue glass top. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, minor wear consistent with age and use Measures: Width: 29.25” ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of Side Tables
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian neoclassic marquetry commodes. The pair of Italian neoclassic marquetry commodes, having an intricate lyrical marquetry motif on the top, over an inlaid drawer ove...
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Late 18th Century Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Satinwood

Antique Marble Topped Hardwood Dresser with Neoclassical Marquetry
Located in London, GB
Antique marble topped hardwood dresser with neoclassical marquetry. French, late 19th century Dimensions: Height 85.5cm, width 79cm, depth 40cm Designed in the elegant Neoclassi...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of vintage mid-century modern chest of drawers handcrafted out of mahogany wood and has been professionally restored by our team of expert craftsmen. The dressers are stained ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Mahogany, Plywood, Lacquer

Mid Century Teak Lingerie Drawer Chest Dresser Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde
Located in Baltimore, MD
Rare, attractive Danish modern, sleek, teak, eight drawer lingerie chest of drawers. Designed by Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde Mobelfabrik, Denmark, circa 1970's. This is a very simple...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

20th C. Maitland-Smith Italian Neoclassical Style Marquetry Commode
Located in Morristown, NJ
20th c., commode by Maitland-Smith, the two-drawer chest with brass ring pulls, raised on square tapering legs, maker's metal tag to inner drawer. The fine marquetry and parquetry on...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Italian Rococo Style Walnut Veneer Bombe Commode Chest
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic Italian bombe commode, chest of drawers, or dresser featuring a patchwork of stunning walnut veneer. Made in the grand Rococo taste the case has elegant and graceful curves ...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19th Century Swedish Carved and Painted Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century Swedish carved and painted chests. This piece has clean simple lines and a lovely patina. So pretty!!
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19th Century Swedish Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Kartell Componibili 2-Tier Drawer in Matt Black by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modular elements were designed to meet various needs and to fit into any room in your home: bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, or living room. The design solution that animates the Modular ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Plastic

Incredible Pair of Italian Provincial Olivewood Rococo Bombe Commodes
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a matched pair of Italian olivewood commodes. They are a matched pair though the color of one is slightly fade from years of being in the sun. The commodes measures 52 wide x...
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1930s Italian Rococo Revival Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Olive

Kartell Componibili 4-Tier Drawer in Black by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modular elements were designed to meet various needs and to fit into any room in your home: bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or living room. The design solution that animates the Modular s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Plastic

Small Antique Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Port Chester, NY
A small, charming chest of drawers with attractive knobs and refreshed gray paint. The height measurement below is for the height without the galleried back. The total height of the ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Kartell Componibili 4-Tier Drawer in Red by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modular elements were designed to meet various needs and to fit into any room in your home: bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or living room. The design solution that animates the modular s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Plastic

Antique Burr Walnut Slim Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A stunning original antique chest of drawers in burr walnut dating from around the 1900-1910 period. It is of superb quality and is a lovely, petite size. The burr walnut grain pa...
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Early 20th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

English Oak Campaign Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
English oak two over four drawer campaign chest in two sections, the graduated drawers with incised cock beading, the sides with inset carrying handles, 'C' bail brass pulls and oval...
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1830s English Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Swedish Gustavian Style 1890s Painted Chest with Carved Garland and Four Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chest from the late 19th century, with four graduated drawers and carved garland frieze. Created in Sweden during the last decade of the 19th c...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Antique and Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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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