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Commodes and Chests of Drawers For Sale
Midcentury Swedish Mahogany Chest with Ebonized Finished and Original Hardware
Located in Troy, MI
Four-drawer mahogany bachelor’s chest by Swedish maker AB Svenska Mobelfabrikerna Bodafors has a newly applied ebonized finish and the original brass hardware, circa 1960s. Drawers h...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

PH Grand Chest of Drawers, Mahogany, Emerald Green Leather Panels, Brass Legs
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Created so it can be placed in the centre of a room, away from a wall, Poul Henningsen’s grand chest of drawers features wooden panels on all sides. It is designed to be admired and ...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather, Mahogany

Rare Vintage Industrial Metal File Modular Cabinet with 10 Flat Drawers, 1970s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This modular cabinet was made during the 1970s. Consists of two pieces, stacked on top of each other, and a separate base. Each module has five flat drawers. The cabinet is entirely ...
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1970s European Industrial Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Organic Birch Wood Sideboard, 1960s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This modernist sideboard was made in Norway during the 1960s. The sideboard has been finished in two kinds of woods: not very popular birch and maple. Both types of wood have a uniqu...
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1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

Natūra Straw Marquetry Inlay Collectible Green Wood Drawer Cabinet RUDA Studio
Located in Warsaw, PL
Natura straw marquetry wood cabinet RUDA Studio Summer is a time of fulfillment, fertility and wealth. Exactly this time we present our first item from the new Natura collection. ...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

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 BK Chests of Drawers 1800s-1860s/Tansu Storage Cabinet Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese drawer. It is an item from the Edo period (1800-1860s). It is made of cedar wood. A simple and beautiful drawer. There is no waste. This is black and b...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cedar

19th Century Swedish Box on Chest
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Early 19th century Swedish box on chest. This chest of drawers is in very good condition, retaining its original handles to both sides, and elegant bracket feet. The whole has be...
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19th Century Swedish Country Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Italian Mid-Century Modern Parchment Sideboard, Italy, 1950
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Italian midcentury modern sideboard, buffet chest of drawers in parchment and maple with two side doors and four drawers, in Paolo Buffa style. It has an elegant movement of the line...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Pair of Commodes, Nightstands in Decorator Faux Linen Gray Paint Jansen Style
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of faux linen look gray paint and bronze mounted Jansen style marble top commodes, night tables or chests. Stunning and spectacular are the only words to describe this pair of f...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Queen Anne Style Mahogany Silver Chest, 20th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
A Queen Anne style silver chest offers mahogany construction with four drawers, raised on cabriole legs, cast brass pulls throughout, 20th century. Measures - 38.5''H x 24''W x 15...
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20th Century Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Danish Biedermeier Chest of Drawer in Mahogany, Circa 1820
Located in Houston, TX
This is an absolutely beautiful chest that packs a lot of character in a very tiny package. But do not be deceived by its small size, this chest is heavily built and provides a lot o...
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Early 19th Century Danish Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Italian Mid-Century Modern Silvio Cavatorta Sideboard, Dresser, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stylish Italian sideboard-vanity dresser designed by Silvio Cavatorta in 1955. The cabinet is in teak wood, equipped with six drawers and finished with brass details, surmounted by a...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Steel

Antique Walnut & Burl Marble Top Half Commode Night Stand, Circa 1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique half commode night stand offers beveled marble top over walnut and burl paneled case having upper drawer over lower cabinet with shelved interior, seated on bun feet, c189...
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Late 19th Century Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Demilune Console Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, CA
Mahogany demilune console/cabinet. Faux-drawer on top and four doors on bottom for storage. Brass pulls.
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1990s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

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

19th Spanish Console Two Side Table with Carved Drawers and Original Hardware
Located in Miami, FL
This large Spanish late 19th century features a beautiful one plank rectangular top over two richly carved drawers. Each drawer, featuring slightly different hardware, is adorned wit...
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Late 19th Century Spanish Baroque Revival Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Iron

Antique Fine Quality 18th Century Georgian Mahogany Chest on Chest Tallboy, 1780
Located in Portland, OR
A very high quality George III mahogany chest on chest, tallboy, circa 1780. This chest on chest in two parts, the top having a stepped cornice with a dentil frieze below, above the...
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Late 18th Century English George III Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

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

Maison Jansen Mirrored Chests with Original Glass Handles
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful pair of vintage Maison Jansen French mirrored three-drawer commodes with original glass handles on a splayed wood legs.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Mirror

Art Deco Inspired Cupid Chests of Drawers in Show-Wood, Novasuede & Marble
Located in London, GB
As a God of desire, love and affection, Cupid was said to possess various seductive traits that made him irresistible to those that laid eyes on him. While designing the Cupid Collec...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ultrasuede, Beech, Walnut

19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a wonderful 19th century Japanese Laquer Tansu chest on a custom metal base Two drawers with metal hardware in great condition Born in Japan, this wooden chest is a good ex...
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19th Century Japanese Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal

Slide Commode 3 Drawers
Located in Vandoma, PT
The combination of the black base of its pieces and oak veneer geometric patterns, give this collection a modern, elegant and timeless character. Modern and widely customizable wi...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Iron

Chippendale Mahogany Childs Chest
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A charming and rarely found 18th century mahogany chippendale period childs chest having superbly figured top over four drawers with replacement pierced plate brass handles raised on...
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Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

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

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

Materials

Brass

French Art Deco Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Troy, MI
French Art Deco chest of three drawers in walnut burl veneer, circa 1930s. Curved and carved feet and new polished brass hardware. Versatile size can be used to flank a bed or sofa. ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Pair of Night Stands / Bedside Chests, French
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome pair of French night stands/chests. Each having three Drawers that function well with original hardware. Serpentine Sides add a graceful line to these pieces. A curved leg...
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Early 20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

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

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

Contemporary by Franca Lucarelli e Bruna Rapisarda Sideboard Wood Steel
Located in Pordenone, IT
Inspired by a chocolate bar, coco is characterized by its rigorous and elegant lines. Its unique shape allowed us to explore numerous different opening mechanisms, alternating doors ...
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2010s Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Steel

1960s Rare Chest of Drawers by Krasna Jizba, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Item has been carefully refurbished. -The base is made of solid oak wood.
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Oak

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

Henredon Mid-Century Modern Campaign Oak and Cane Bookcase on Chest
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Campaign bookcase on chest By Henredon, "Artefacts" Collection USA, Circa 1970s Oak, with caned panel and original brass hardware. Measures: 26"W x ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

HENKEL HARRIS 5417 24 Solid Wild Black Cherry Chippendale Chairside Chest - A
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Chippendale style chairside chest by Henkel Harris. Solid Wild Black Cherry with brass hardware, side handles and bracket feet. Features four drawers of dovetail construction. Made...
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Late 20th Century Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

English Teak and Pine Two Section Campaign Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa mid 19th century two section English campaign chest on bracket feet and composed of teak and pine woods. The piece also features with recessed metal handles on the drawer front...
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19th Century English Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak, Pine

Stickley Harvey Ellis Collection Cherry Wood and Tiger Maple Dresser
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission or Arts & Crafts style nine-drawer dresser chest By Stickley, "Harvey Ellis Collection" USA, Circa Early 21st Century Solid cherry wood, with tiger maple ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Copper

Guillerme et Chambron, Limed Oak Two-Door Armoire, France, Mid-20th Century
Located in New York, NY
This midcentury, limed oak two-door armoire by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, was created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Maison. Hand...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Ceramic

Vintage Italian Walnut Semainier Chest of Drawers
Located in Forney, TX
A vintage Italian semainier, handcrafted and carved walnut, fitted with seven drawers, each with scrolling foliate marquetry, rising on bracket feet. circa 20th century; Italy. A...
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Early 20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

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

Jim Rose Steel Furniture - Cabinet and Case of Drawers, Modern Functional Art
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a totally functional industrial modern cabinet and case of seven drawers. There are two interior shelves inside the cabinet. It created from hot-rolled steel and found painte...
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2010s American Shaker Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Steel

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

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Brass, Bronze

French 19th Century Transitional Style Commode, Signed Krieger
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning French 19th century Transitional st. mahogany, kingwood, ormolu and marble three drawer, two door commode, signed KRIEGER. The chest is raised by most elegant cabriole leg...
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19th Century French Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

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

Materials

Plastic

Late 18th Century Directoire Louis XVI Brass-Mounted Mahogany Commode
Located in Milford, NH
An exquisite three-drawer Louis XVI commode with brass mounts. The white marble top with brass gallery. Beautifully figured mahogany and in an excellent state of preservation.
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18th Century and Earlier Directoire Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Georgian Flame Mahogany Wardrobe Linen Press with Gothic Lancet Arched Doors
Located in Norwich, GB
An attractive Georgian mahogany linen press/wardrobe with lancet arched doors. Circa 1820-30. Overall in excellent condition, showing a wonderful colour. Probably refinished at some...
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Early 19th Century British Georgian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

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

Modern Herringbone Dresser
Located in Westwood, NJ
Modern three drawer herringbone parquetry and mesquite finish mahogany dresser. Each drawer is covered with hair-on-hide and with cast brass handles and self-closing drawers. Dime...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Mid-19th Century French Empire Mahogany and Marble Bedside Table with Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in France, circa 1850, the elegant antique cabinet stands on front rounded columns ending with bun feet and embellished with decorative brass mounts at the shoulder and the b...
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Mid-19th Century French Empire Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Arne Vodder Danish Modern Teak Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish modern teak chest or dresser, designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast, Danish, circa 1960s. Signed inside drawer. Beautiful graining to the teak. It offers a voluminous amount of s...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Teak

19th Century Country French Petite Commode, Nightstand
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century Country French petite commode ~ nightstand will make the perfect finishing touch for your classic, casual decor! Ideal to use in virtually any room between windows, in a...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Italian Venetian Louis XIV Rococo Style Bombay Commode or Chest
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Beautiful 1960 Italian chest and drawers hand crafted and carved from walnut wood , Crisscross three sides and top with probably Olive wood geometric motif . The chest Has two large ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Rare Biedermeier High Chest of Drawers / Chiffoniere, Mahogany, circa 1830
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare Biedermeier high chest of drawers / chiffoniere, mahogany circa 1830 Rectangular solid wood body with 7 wide drawers, veneered in mahogany. Very finely processed. Originated...
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1830s German Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Mahogany

Doshi Lieven Dressing Table 'Chandlo' Ash / Steel / Mirror / by BD Barcelona
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Dressing table Chandlo designed by Doshi Lieven in 2012, manufactured by BD Barcelona. “Chandlo” means moonlike in form, or a bindi which is a colored dot worn by Indian women on ...
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2010s English Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French Turn of the Century Gold Japanese Lacquer Three-Drawer Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive French turn of the century gold and black Japanese lacquer three-drawer commode. The arbalette shaped chest is raised on bun feet below the three wide drawers with ...
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20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Lacquer

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

Materials

Silver

Dutch Baroque Revival Bombe Burlwood Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1920s robust Burlwood chest with three drawers in the Rococo Revival style. Two convex and one concave front on carved, heavy lion's paw feet. The piece also features brass pul...
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1920s Dutch Rococo Revival Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Burl

William & Mary Six Drawer Period Chest
Located in Helsingborg, SE
A good William & Mary Period Chest with six drawers with an exceptionally rich colour and patination and retaining historic blue sugar paper to the interior. An unusually fine and un...
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Early 1700s English William and Mary 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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