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Commodes and Chests of Drawers For Sale
19th Century Louis XVI Style Limed Oak Chest of Drawers
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Louis XVI style limed oak 4 drawer chest of drawers, 19th century. With a rectangular top with molded front and side edges and a serpentine shaped front edge, 4 serpentine sh...
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19th Century European Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique Victorian Military Teak Secretaire Chest of Drawers C1840 19th C
Located in London, GB
This is beautifully crafted antique early Victorian teak military secretaire chest of drawers, circa 1840 in date. The chest freatures two half width drawers over a full width drawe...
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1840s Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Japanese antique wooden wabisabi drawer/1868-1920/MINGEI/Meiji-Taisho
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
I would like to introduce you to a rare Japanese wooden drawer that gives you a wabi-sabi feel. This is a medicine shop drawer built from the Meiji period to the Taisho period (aroun...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cedar

Art Deco 1930s Leather Front 5 Drawer Commode the Style of Parzinger Originals
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic art deco high style mahogany cabinet with tooled and sewn diamond pattern green leather door panels and distinctive polished brass tacks. Features three large spacious drawer...
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Early 20th Century North American Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather, Mahogany

19th Century French Louis Philippe Burl Walnut Commode
Located in San Antonio, TX
Immerse yourself in the exquisite craftsmanship and timeless elegance of the 19th Century French Louis Philippe Burl Walnut Commode, a stunning piece that pays homage to the distinct...
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Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

A 19TH Century Blue Painted Commode
Located in London, GB
France, circa 1820 An early nineteenth century blue painted Empire commode with three drawers, bronze lion mask handles, all supported on simulated crocodile feet, with black marble ...
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Early 19th Century French Empire Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Anglo Indian Bone Inlay Seven Drawer Dresser
Located in New York, NY
Introducing our exquisite Bone Inlay Dresser, an undeniable statement piece for any bedroom. This stunning seven drawer dresser is entirely handmade, featuring intricate bone inlay d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bone, Wood

Pair, Black Painted Chest of Drawers, Sweden circa 1860-80
Located in Round Top, TX
A pair of Gustavian pine chest of drawers with canted fluted side posts with upper carved floral medallion, dentil molding, all raised on four tapered fluted feet. The newer, profess...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Henredon Italian Baroque Burled Mahogany Bombay Chests or Commodes, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Italian Baroque Louis XV style bombay form dressers or chests of drawers By Henredon USA, Circa 1980s Beautiful burled mahogany, with original brass hardware. ...
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1980s American Baroque Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique Serpentine Front Dresser Painted White With Green French Line Motif
Located in Centennial, CO
An absolutely charming antique hand painted serpentine front walnut dresser with distressed white paint and green French line motif. The four drawers glide smoothly and offer plenty ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Copper

Pair of Art Deco Style Bernhardt Commode Chests or Nightstands
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome pair of rich mahogany veneered commodes, chest of drawers, or nightstands made by Bernhardt. The three drawer chests feature parchment style leather wrapped fronts with nick...
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20th Century Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Nickel

Louis XVI wood French Commode , Chest of Drawers , marble
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing small chest of drawers "SAUTEUSE," Transition style, SXIX, France. On marble Bréche d, Alep original Frontal framed in 3 sections, the central one collected a cartouche with...
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1820s French Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century French Louis Philippe Burl Walnut Commode
Located in San Antonio, TX
The 19th Century French Louis Philippe Burl Walnut Commode is a stunning testament to the exquisite craftsmanship and refined taste of the Louis Philippe era. King Louis Philippe, w...
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Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Burl

19th Century French Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
19th century pitch pine chest of drawers with faux bamboo decorative accents. The top is made from Carrara marble, sitting on top of a lovely case. The case has paneled sides with ...
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19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble

1950s Italian Petite Olive Wood and Walnut Burl Bombay Chest
Located in Doylestown, PA
Vintage miniature Bombay chest, made in Italy, c. 1950's. Charming Louis XV style commode in beautiful olive wood and walnut burl. It features three dovetailed drawers with bronze f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Bosco chest of drawers
Located in ALMAZÁN, ES
Nature inspires and feeds us. It is part of who we are and where we live. It is wood that allows us to build dream pieces and let our imagination run wild, with its infinite possibil...
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2010s Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Vintage Cerused and Brass Chest of Drawers by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage chest of drawers / tall dresser designed by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman, circa 1950s. This beautiful chest of drawers features four large pull-out dovetailed drawers, all i...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique Country French Petite Commode ~ Chest of Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Country French Petite Commode ~ Chest of Drawers is a charming piece perfect for a diminutive space, as a seating group accompaniment, or even a bedside companion! Sometimes ...
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Mid-20th Century French Country Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Antique Leather Bound Military Campaign Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A fantastic antique leather bound military campaign chest of drawers. This was made in England, the chest of drawers itself is Victorian and dates from around the 1890-1900 period. ...
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1890s British Campaign Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

French Apothecary Style Rustic Pine Twelve-Drawer Chest of Drawers
Located in South Bend, IN
A fantastic 12-drawer file cabinet or apothecary cabinet with fold down desk or work station. circa Late-20th century Pine, with original brass hardware. Measures: 41.25"W x...
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Late 20th Century Rustic Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Low Commode Chest of Drawers by American of Martinsville
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage low chest of drawers manufactured by American of Martinsville, circa 1960's. This unique piece is lacquered in an ebony black fin...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Italian Neoclassic Painted Commode
Located in Essex, MA
With demilune white and grey faux marble top over a conforming case section with two drawers with brass ring handles and stylized mounted giltwood acanthus leaves ,the case sides wit...
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Early 1800s Italian Neoclassical Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Art Deco Spectacular Italian Serpentine Chest of Drawers, C1930
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this superbly stylish Art Deco Italian walnut chest of four drawers dating to the 1930's. It has stunning walnut veneers and great original Art Deco handles...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Wood and Colored Glass Italian Sideboard
Located in Madrid, ES
Sideboard composed of two folding doors and one shelve inside. Original structure from 1950s made of solid wood and coated with colored glass. Details, handles and legs made of brass...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Matched Pair Danish Modern Teak 3-Drawer Chests/ Nite Stands
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Matched Pair Danish Modern Teak 3-drawer chests or nite stands..Superior quality and construction,, Dovetail drawers..Richly grained wood.. Beautif...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

19th-Century American Classical Mahogany Tall Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Step back in time with our exquisite 19th-century tall chest of drawers, which has been skillfully restored to its former glory by our dedicated tea...
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Late 19th Century English American Classical Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Brass

19th Century Empire Drop-Front Oak Secretary Desk or Abattant, Chest France
Located in Miami, FL
Secretaire a abattant, France circa 1820, Biedermeier period. The outside with fall front and two drawers flanked by two ebonized columns shows a beautiful oak veneer design. The woo...
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Early 19th Century French Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Japanese Tansu with White Sliding Doors
Located in Somis, CA
A most charming Tansu. The sliding doors are covered in white Japanese hand made rice paper in traditional shell pattern and fitted with oval bronze hardware. Behind the doors a larg...
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20th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bamboo, Wood, Paper

Military Cabinet/ Chest of Drawers, 1956
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Military cabinet/ chest of drawers made in forest green metal in 1956. Some nice details with the 4 handles on the sides. This item has some patina w...
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1950s German Industrial Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Rare Pierre Colleu "Mickey Mouse" Commode or Chest of Drawers, France, 1980s
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern design icon "Mickey Mouse" commode, cabinet or chest of drawers, rendered in painted and laminated wood, plastics, and resins. Designed by Pierre Colleu for Disney and man...
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Late 20th Century French Post-Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Plastic, Laminate, Resin, Wood

Authentic Dorothy Draper España Chest in Ivory White Chocolate, circa 1955
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Authentic Dorothy Draper España chest, shown in Ivory White Chocolate. The crème de la crème - the most iconic of Hollywood Regency glam - is ...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-R-11-A Chest of Drawers / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
Located in Zürich, CH
This chest of drawers is an iconic design piece. It is raw in its simplicity and it shows a slightly patinated material. Its shape is beautifully fragile and has a wonderful colour. ...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Aluminum

18th Century French Louis XV Period Lyonnaise Commode en Arbalete in Walnut
Located in Birmingham, AL
A stunning and impressive 18th century period French Louis XV commode de chateau handcrafted in walnut by skilled artisans of the Lyon region. The front facade having an arbalete or ...
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Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

MidCentury Macassar and Goatskin Italian Chests of Drawers, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Perfect bedroom dresser all refinement and style both for the size of the entire design and for the utmost care taken for its entire finish. A simple square design welcomes a Macass...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Goatskin, Macassar

Swedish Art Deco Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
Handsome Art Deco chest of drawers. Original painted finish and golden elm top. Detailed with brass pulls, decorative centerpiece and uniquely shaped legs.
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1940s Swedish Art Deco Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

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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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ebony, Amboyna

Pair of 1840s Biedermeier Walnut Stands with Drawer, Door and Semi-Columns
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of period Biedermeier walnut stands from the mid-19th century, with single drawer and door, ebonized wood columns and gilt capitals. Born in the first half of the 19th century...
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Mid-19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Organic Modern, European, 21st Century, Drawer Cabinet, Dresser, Walnut, Maple
Located in Dietmannsried, Bavaria
1-2-3 -... 10 drawers numbered with antique printer's type as furniture knobs. With this drawer object, the soft core meets the rough side. The body...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Organic Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Maple, Walnut

Pair of Original 1960s Italian Nightstands with Salmon-Colored Glass Top Walnut
Located in Buggiano, IT
Pair of original 1960s Italian nightstands with salmon-colored glass top. Walnut wood. One is Right and one is left. They will be delivered ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Glass, Walnut

Italian Vintage Lacquered Bamboo Marquetry Credenza (circa 1970s)
Located in London, GB
Italian vintage lacquered bamboo marquetry credenza (circa 1970s). Charming piece with three drawers and two shelves of spacious storage surfaces, all...
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1970s Italian Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Dutch Inlaid Chest
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautiful intricately inlaid Dutch chest with two large lower drawers and three upper drawers each with lock.
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Early 20th Century Dutch Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century French Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
19th century chest of drawers from France. The marble top is made from Carrara marble and has been replaced. This piece has four drawers all with faux bamboo applied moldings turne...
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19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble

Spring Anglo Indian Bone Inlay Three Drawer Dresser
Located in New York, NY
This stunning three-drawer dresser is entirely handmade, featuring intricate bone inlay spiral leaf patterns that are nothing short of breathtaking. The dresser is not only visually ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bone, Wood

19th Century French Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
19th century faux bamboo chest of drawers from France. The top has been replaced with Carrara marble, and sits upon the case, which is made of pitch pine. The chest has four drawer...
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19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble

18th Century English, Burled Walnut, Inlaid Chest of Drawers
Located in Toronto, CA
A spectacular 18th century, English, five drawer chest with burled walnut and inlaid fruitwood marquetry throughout. Each drawer has a brass escutcheon and drop pulls, all original. ...
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18th Century British Georgian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood, Walnut

Antique Small Georgian 19th Century Mahogany Bow Front Chest of Drawers
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality small Georgian 19th century mahogany bow front chest of drawers C1820. Lovely compact proportions. Great rare item, which has no loose joints. Good age, colour ...
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1820s Georgian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

English Period Oak Chest of Drawers
Located in Port Chester, NY
In the Jacobean style, this very early oak piece dates from the mid-1700s, and presents considerable style and character. Diagonal patterns on the faces of the front drawer are typic...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

19th Century Empire Drop-Front Oak Secretary Desk or Abattant, Chest France
Located in Miami, FL
Secretaire a abattant, France circa 1820, Biedermeier period. The outside with fall front and two drawers flanked by two ebonized columns shows a beautiful oak veneer design. The woo...
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Early 19th Century French Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Late 20th Century Original Tuscan Carved Chest of Drawers Walnut Marble
Located in Buggiano, IT
Original carved chest of four drawers in walnut, and fir with grey shaped marble, top quality and hand carved mirror. It will be delivered in a specific wooden case for export, packe...
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1890s Italian Baroque Revival Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

18th Century Georgian Pine Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
Period Georgian 18th century pine chest of drawers from England. The top has a beveled edge around a single plank top, following down to single plank sides as well. The front of th...
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18th Century English Georgian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Antique French Empire Mahogany & Gilt Metal Mounted Cabinet on Chest circa 1800
Located in Suffolk, GB
This antique French Empire mahogany and gilt metal mounted antique cabinet on chest has an upper tier with two doors fitted boasting attractive gilt metal mounts. The bottom chest ha...
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Early 19th Century French Empire Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century French Empire Commode
Located in Madrid, ES
XIX Century Empire Commode 19th CENTURY EMPIRE CHEST. LARGE FRENCH EMPIRE CHEST IN MAHOGANY AND DECORATED WITH GOLDEN BRONZE.130X59X89 CM
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19th Century French Empire Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century French Set of Hand Painted Carved Side Chests of Drawers
Located in Sofia, BG
French wooden chests of drawers hand painted in green with red edges and decoration in Louis XV style. Lion's heads on the handles. France, circa 1880.
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Grange French Louis Philippe Cherry Wood Bedside Chests, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of French Louis Philippe style five-drawer nightstands or chests of drawers By Grange France, Circa Late 20th Century Solid cherry wood, with original brass hardwa...
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Late 20th Century American Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Dark Mahogany Three-Drawer Bedside Chest
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Modern Regency style three-drawer nightstand or bachelor chest By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1990s Dark mahogany, with original nickel hardware. ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Nickel

Henredon Spanish Colonial Carved Solid Pine Commode or Chest of Drawers
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Spanish Colonial style commode or chest of drawers By Henredon USA, Late 20th Century Carved solid pine, with brass hardware. Measures: 32"W x 16"D x 30.25"H. Very go...
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Late 20th Century American Spanish Colonial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Baker Furniture Georgian Mahogany Serpentine Front Dresser or Chest of Drawers
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful Georgian or Regency style mahogany dresser or chest of drawers By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Beautiful book-matched mahogany, with original brass hardware. Meas...
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1960s American Georgian Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Magnificent Rare Modern Commode by John Stuart, circa 1940 - Pair Available
Located in Atlanta, GA
This majestic commode has undergone a meticulous complete restoration. The chest may be re-lacquered in another Ben Moore color in advance of shipment, if so desired. A stellar ex...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique and Vintage Chests of Drawers and Commodes for Sale on 1stDibs

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 in the years that 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. Tallboys and highboys are variations of the dresser form. 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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