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Commodes and Chests of Drawers For Sale
Kartell Componibili 3-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 s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Plastic

Kartell Componibili 3-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 Swedish Black Pine Bureau
Located in Kramfors, SE
Antique Swedish black bureau with three functional drawers. The top drawer has an added detail of built-in interior sections, see picture. The bureau is from around 1850 and is made ...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Country Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Genuine Antique Swedish Gustavian Black Bureau
Located in Kramfors, SE
Genuine antique gustavian bureau from Sweden made during the late 1700s. The bureau has three drawers and slanted corners on the sides as well as profiled corners on the table top. S...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Kartell Componibili 3-Tier Drawer in Green 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

Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Double Dresser by Falster Mobelfabrik
Located in New York, NY
Architectural Danish Mid-Century Modern dresser by Falster Mobelfabrik. This exceptional dresser features two banks of four drawers each flanking a tambour roll center panel that op...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Molteni Chest of Drawers ‘Mid’ in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Afra e Tobia Scarpa for Molteni, cabinet model ‘Mid’, walnut, wood, Italy, 1980. This well-designed chest of drawers features a modern and clean aesthetics based on a solid construc...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Walnut

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

Empire Chest of Drawers, France, circa 1880
Located in Chorzów, PL
The antique Empire chest of drawers imported from France dates from around 1880. Furniture in very good condition, after professional renovation. High-gloss lacquer finish. Dim...
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1880s French Empire Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Fine Maison Jansen Brass Inlay and Exotic Marquetry Regency Commode, c. 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful fine Maison Jansen commode (France, c. 1960s) with exotic marquetry woods, brass inlay and brass trim, a similar example documented in the book 'Jansen Furniture' by Jame...
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Mid-20th Century French Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

George III Oak Chest of Drawers
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
George III oak chest of drawers, circa 1800. With a slightly over hanging rectangular top with reeded molding on front and side edges, two top drawers, 3 graduated bottom drawers all...
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Early 1800s English George III Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Spinny Unit by Studio Joe Colombo
Located in London, GB
An extremely versatile drawer unit featuring a series of 12 drawers which rotate up to 180°. Designed by Studio Joe Colombo using the same spinning drawers featured on his famous Bob...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Post-Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Storage Chest
Located in Westwood, NJ
Mid-Century Modern storage chest is a simple, yet elegant oak veneer double-door chest. Our shingle-textured two pine veneered doors with stainless steel framed detailing are capture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

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

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Marble

Michel Pigneres Mirrored Chest of Drawers
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Michel Pigneres, chest of drawers, brass, chrome-plated steel, mirror, France, circa 1968. This exquisite cabinet is beautifully designed featuring a nice structure of sharp lines a...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Steel, Chrome

Antique Chest of Drawers, Walnut, Marquetry, 1920
Located in Lejre, DK
Antique chest of drawers in walnut with marquetry and brass keyholes from around the 1920s. Key included.
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1920s Danish Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

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

19th c. Pair of Swedish Late Gustavian Period Painted Bedside Commodes
Located in Wichita, KS
A special, neoclassical pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted chests with a soft gray patina. Each chest has dentil modeling around the top and three raised panel drawers with tape...
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19th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Paint

21st Century Wynwood Chest of Drawers in Leather by Gianfranco Ferré Home
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
Combining functionality and style, Wynwood chest of drawers completes the bedroom with its linear silhouette. The brown and grey shades lend the piece a sophisticated elegance with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather, Wood

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

19th Century Small Dutch Commode
Located in Charleston, SC
A charming three drawer small bombe front Dutch commode in bleached oak with original handsome bronze hardwares. Holland, circa 1860. More than ever, we selected the best, the ra...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Swedish Gustavian 1830s Black Painted and Carved Three-Drawer Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian period black painted chest of drawers from the early 19th century, with dentil molding and carved side posts. Created in Sweden during the second quarter of the 1...
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Early 19th Century Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

1960's Danish Teak Vintage Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A stylish and very well made Danish vintage chest of drawers in teak. This was designed by Preben Sorensen, it dates from the 1960’s. It is a great size and is of amazing quality....
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Oak Chest of Drawers, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
A chiffon-type chest of drawers produced in Denmark in the 1960s. Veneered with oak wood. Very good condition, after renovation. height 137cm, width 77cm, depth 40cm.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

20th Century antique Louis XIV Style Palisander Tulipwood Cabinet bronzed
Located in Berlin, DE
Chasedt bronze are distinctive and of exceptionally good quality. High-right corpus. In the articulated front, there are two wide doors with an infill filled panel flanked by fitting...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Late 18th Century Swedish Pine Baroque Bureau
Located in Kramfors, SE
Light Swedish baroque bureau from the late 1700s with three drawers. The bureau has a curved front and an extendable writing desk at the top. The bureau has working lock and key with...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Baroque Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

19th Century English Mahogany Campaign Chest
Located in Bradenton, FL
An English highly figured mahogany campaign chest from the mid-19th century, with four drawers, brass hardware and bun feet. Born in England during the 19th century, this campaign ch...
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19th Century English Campaign Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

18th Century Swedish Black Gustavian Low Bureau
Located in Kramfors, SE
Gustavian black bureau from Sweden made during the last years of the 18th century, around 1790 to 1800. Made in painted pine where the paint has distress and patina causing the pine ...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Castle Quality French Commode / shelve in antique Louis XV Style Bronze
Located in Berlin, DE
Exotic veneer and shaded precious woods, veneered. In the front two drawers, in the front and on the side walls wide framed fillings with richly inlaid flower bundles of different pr...
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20th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Baroque Chest of Drawers, Braunschweig, Saxony, Mid-18th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Three-drawer baroque chest of drawers in walnut veneer with ribbon inlays and baluster feet. The chest of drawers is in a restored and hand-polished condition.
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Mid-18th Century German Baroque Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Rare and Important 18th Century Portuguese Console Made of Brazilian Rosewood
Located in Doylestown, PA
Rare and important 18th century Portuguese console made of Brazilian Rosewood. The eared serpentine top above a shaped frieze fitted with two drawers on cabriole legs with scrolling ...
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18th Century Portuguese Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Cherry Egg, Multi-Drawer Small Decorative Chest, Hand Carved Wood Sculpture
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
This hand-carved wood egg sculpture is also a functioning object, with small working drawers capable of storing small collectables. Steve Turner Cherry Egg, 2021 cherry wood 12.50H ...
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1990s American Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Swedish 19th Century Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century painted chest of drawers circa 1870. Substantial baroque revival Swedish chest of drawers. Presented in later paint which is best described as a very light grey or a ...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Baroque Revival Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine, Oak

Swedish Gustavian Style 1880s Painted Three-Drawer Chest with Diamond Motif
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chest of drawers from the late 19th century, with marbleized top, dentil molding, diamond motifs and fluted accents. Created in Sweden during t...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Swedish Gustavian Style Pair of Painted Bedside Commodes
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of Swedish commodes in the Gustavian style. These chests feature a raised lozenge design on the drawer fronts with dentil molding around the tops. Two large drawers, brass har...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Paint

Japanese Antique Chests of Drawers 1900s-1926s, Wabi-Sabi
Located in Katori-Shi, 12
This small drawer was produced in the Taisho period (1912-1926). This furniture was made by applying traditional techniques used in Japanese shrines. Our craftsmen have carefully ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Directional Mid Century 6 Drawer Highboy
Located in Countryside, IL
Directional mid century 6 drawer highboy This dresser measures: 36 wide x 18 deep x 49.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condit...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chrome

Paul McCobb Style Lane Tuxedo Tall Dresser or Chest Walnut & Rosewood MCM Era
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Please note that I have the entire bedroom set at this time - See last picture. Long Dresser with Mirror. Tall Dresser. Pair Nightstands. Group Discount Available. Tall, exception...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Michel Pigneres Mirrored Chest of Drawers, Ca. 1970s
Located in Geneva, CH
High quality and exquisite glass, brass and chrome chest of drawers by Michel Pigneres, France ca. 1970s 12 smoked glass with brass frame. Chrome handles. Chrome base. Very good c...
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1970s French Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Chrome

18th Century Gustavian Chest of Drawers
Located in Mckinney, TX
Distressed glamour, understated elegance, and approachable charm define the Swedish Gustavian style of furniture, which got its start in the late 1770s after King Gustav III visited ...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch, Pine

French Directoire 6-Drawer Chiffonnier in Cherry, one colour for each drawer
Located in Landivy, FR
This Chiffonnier 6-drawer chest is a free hand crafted and modernized interpretation of the French Directoire style at the end of the 18th century. This period style is remarkable wi...
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2010s French Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Cherry, Oak

Large 1920's French Chest of drawers from a Carpenters Workshop
Located in BUSSUM, NH
Beautiful and rare Chest of Drawers out of an old workshop.. 96 drawers with on some of them still the examples on the front of what type of nails were in the drawers. This item has ...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Chest of Drawers, Early 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Mahogany veneered chest of drawers with a bow front, four drawers and lion head fittings.
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Early 19th Century Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Biedermeier Miniature Four Drawer Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1820s Continental Biedermeier style four drawer miniature chest of drawers in Satinwood and Rosewood. The piece is constructed with two panel front doors flanked by Tuscan colu...
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19th Century Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood, Satinwood

Antique Napoleon III Style Flame Mahogany Semanier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Napoleon III flame mahogany semanier with marble top, late 19th century. With original grey and white marble top, nice quality flame mahogany on front of semanier and hand do...
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Late 19th Century European Napoleon III Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

19th Century English Mahogany Chest
Located in High Point, NC
Superb quality 19th century mahogany chest of drawers from England with a lovely grained top and banded sides on the top which have flame mahogany veneer for added interest. The case...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Edward Wormley for Drexel Precedent Dresser, 1940's
Located in Pasadena, CA
Beautiful classic, mid-century dresser designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel for their Precedent furniture line in the 1940's. The dresser is made of ebonized elm with original solid...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

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

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Steel

Pair Streamline Modern Chests by Leo Jiranek
Located in Hanover, MA
Pair of 1938 vintage American Modern streamline art deco chests of drawers designed by Leo Jiranek and possibly manufactured by J.B. Van Sciver Co. of Camden, NJ. Unsigned. The desi...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chrome

19th Century Period Painted Pine Chest Commode, France 1860
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
19th century period painted pine chest commode, France 1860 two-door, one drawer french provicial, rustic. all metal parts original period.
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1860s French French Provincial Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Vintage Scandinavian Modern Classic Teak Wood High Sideboard with Drawers, 1960s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This sideboard was made in Sweden, probably in 1964. It is finished with teak wood with a warm color and regular graining. It has lockable cabinets and practical shelves. In the cent...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

18th Century Dutch Serpentine Front Commode
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
18th C Dutch painted pine serpentine front 4 drawer commode. 1780 Reference: 7344 Dimensions 37 inches (94 cms) Wide 22.5 inches (57 cms) Deep 31.5 inches (80 cms) High.
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18th Century Dutch Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A late 18th century, George III period mahogany chest of drawers. Rectangular top, moulded edge above two small and three long graduated drawers with brass swan neck handles, standin...
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Late 18th Century British George III Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

French Bleached Oak Commode
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
18th century bleached oak three-drawer commode, 1790. Dimensions: 49.5 inches (126 cms) wide 22.5 inches (57 cms) deep 36.5 inches (93 cms) high.
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18th Century French Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Mid Century Stanley Young Dresser for Glenn of California
Located in San Diego, CA
We are so excited to present this high-quality dresser designed by Stanley Young for Glenn of California in the United States circa 1950’s. Like many of Young’s creations, this excep...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

1960 Chest of Drawers by Jiroutek, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition - Oak veneer with eight lacquered drawers. - Design by Jirí Jiroutek 1958 produced by Fa Interiér Praha Czechoslovakia. - The upper surface is glued bl...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Glass, Oak

Paul McCobb Modular Cabinet or Dresser for the Planner Group
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul McCobb modular cabinet or dresser for the Planner Group, consisting of four pieces. A rare find, in well cared for vintage condition. Planner Group designs by Paul McCobb Meas...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Birch, Maple

Edwardian Collector's Cabinet
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn5192 Edwardian mahogany miniature Wellington chest or apprentice Wellington chest, having figured mahogany and inlaid top above five mahogany lined and graduated drawers, all fitte...
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Early 20th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

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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