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Commodes and Chests of Drawers For Sale
French 1750s Louis Seize XVI Commode by Jean-Baptiste Tuart in Wood and Marble
By Jean-Baptiste I. Tuart
Located in Ulm, DE
Chest of drawers with three drawers signed "J B TUART" (Jean-Baptiste I. Tuart) cherry and mahogany, shellac hand polished inlays in various fruit woods marble top Original Louis ...
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Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Chest f drawers by Kai Winding
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Chest of drawers in oak by Kai Winding / P. Jeppesen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Drawers Chest of Drawers "Checkered" Massiv Walnut Handmade
Located in Dietmannsried, Bavaria
"Checkered" The special furniture, design and craft as eyecatcher! Solid chestnut walnut handmade straight lines become a relief here The individual checks are worked out by ha...
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2010s German Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Italian Commodinis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
NIcely inlaid. Little chests have been French polished. They are strong and sturdy. Three keys.
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Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

18th Century Italian Small Marble Top Commode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fine 18th Century Italian commode in excellent condition. French polish is in excellent condition.
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18th Century Italian Neoclassical Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Charles II Walnut, Mulberry Marquetry Cabinet, Gilt Stand, 17th C H.F. du Pont
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charles II walnut and mulberry marquetry cabinet on giltwood stand, c. 1650-1670. Giltwood cresting and stand appear to be from a few decades later. The form of furniture now described as a cabinet developed across Spain and France in the 16th Century. In architecture, a cabinet is a small private room for the housing or display of precious objects, hence the term could be aptly applied to the small, portable pieces of furniture made for the carriage and display of valuable items and able to stand upon a table, trestle stand...
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Mid-17th Century British Charles II Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Parchment Chest of Drawers with Brass Accents by Kifu Paris
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy oval chest of drawers by Kifu Paris is an elegant and a luxurious home accent, inlaid in cream parchment with bronze-patina brass details. This pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19th Century Italian Commode with Inlay
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 19th century Italian Walnut two-Drawer Commode with Marble Top and Fruitwood Inlay of Bird and Flower Motif. Stamped by Maker (SESSLE).The key is included and it is signed by ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

18th Century French Louis XV Style Walnut Commode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th c. French Louis XV Style carved 3 Drawer Walnut Commode with Bronze Hardware. Lyon, France.
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18th Century French Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Sophisticated Norwegian 1960s Rosewood Eight-Drawer Chest by Westnofa of Norway
Located in San Francisco, CA
A sophisticated Norwegian 1960s rosewood eight-drawer chest by Westnofa of Norway (labeled), the long well-figured top above eight side-by-side draw...
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1960s Norwegian Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Chest of Drawers, C. 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
One of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings classics, designed for The Widdicomb Furniture Company, circa 1950-1950. This walnut chest of drawers or highboy features five large drawers providing a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Nickel

French Walnut Buffet with Two Drawers and Two Doors, 18th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
French walnut distressed buffet with two drawers and two doors opening to a shelf, 18th century.
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18th Century French Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Commode
Located in Stockbridge, GA
Wonderful Louis XVI Commode that can be place anywhere at home.
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Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood

19th Century Biedermeier Nutwood Chest Of Drawers With Micro-Inlays, AT ca. 1850
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Absolutely beautiful, mid 19th century Biedermeier nutwood chest of drawers coming out of Austria. Made in the so-called "second" Biedermeier period around 1850, this charming piece ...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19th Century Italian Renaissance Style Walnut Commode - Antique Tuscan Credenza
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique Renaissance style Italian commode made of hand crafted solid Walnut, in good condition. The credenza is composed with two upper drawers and two doors in cassette design, p...
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Early 19th Century Italian Renaissance Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Brass

Jules Leleu Art Deco Walnut Commode Attributed to Jules Leleu
Located in Benington, Herts
Rare French Art Deco walnut commode firmly attributed to Jules Leleu (1883-1961). French, Paris circa 1930. Wonderfully constructed as one would expect, the moulded and in-stepped ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Germany around 1810
Located in Greding, DE
Biedermeier chest of drawers on square pointed feet and bevelled corners. The corpus with three drawers is veneered on all sides in walnut and has been polished by hand. The top draw...
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Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Late 19th C Louis XVI Style Chest With Brass Trim and Marble Top
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this Louis XVI style mahogany commode with marble top dates from the 1880s. Three drawer chest has brass drawer pulls and brass trim on feet, drawer fronts and frame...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s / Storage Tansu Sideboard Wabisabi
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
Very old Japanese drawer storage. The furniture is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). The material is cedar. The handles are made of iron. The design is simple and lean. It is a v...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cedar

Neoclassical Chest of Drawers in Cherry, 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Neoclassical chest of drawers on square pointed feet with three drawers and oval bronze fittings. The corpus is decorated with thread inlays on the bevelled corners and the fronts of...
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19th Century Neoclassical Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

19th Century Mahogany & Satinwood Wellington Chest
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An Exceptional Quality Late 19th Century Mahogany And Satinwood Wellington Chest Of Drawers, Having Superbly Figured Rectangular Top With Inlaid And Crossbanded Decoration, Over Seve...
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Late 19th Century British Edwardian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Satinwood

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Southern Germany circa 1820
Located in Greding, DE
Biedermeier chest of drawers on square tapered legs with a straight-lined body and three drawers. The chest of drawers is veneered in cherry and has been polished by hand. The top dr...
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19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

British Colonial Style Burnt Bamboo Dresser Chest
Located in Roanoke, VA
British Colonial coastal style burnt bamboo and cane dresser with three spacious drawers. Would work well in an entryway, living area, or bedroom.
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Late 20th Century American British Colonial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cane, Faux Bamboo

Pair Mango Hardwood Chests
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of handsome mango hardwood three drawer chests in a rich dark brown finish with wrought iron base and long hardware pulls.
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21st Century and Contemporary Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wrought Iron

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Walnut and Burled Walnut Petite Commode
Located in Birmingham, AL
A handsome 19th century French Louis XVI style three-drawer petite commode, circa 1890s, from the port city of Bordeaux, known the world over for its wine. This antique French chest ...
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1890s French Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19th Century Country English Provincial Pine Chest of Drawers
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand 19th century country English provincial chest of drawers or commode crafted from thick pine boards. The pine has a desirable aged and distressed patina with prior insect damage...
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19th Century English Country Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Louis XVI Chest of Drawers in Rosewood with Siena Yellow Marble
Located in Prato, IT
Tuscany, Louis XVI, end of the 18th century Rosewood veneer with fruit wood fillets Good conditions Marble with Carrara base veneered with Giallo di Siena from a later period Dim...
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Late 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Siena Marble

Pair of Chests of Drawers with Marble Tops, Mid-19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of large chests of drawers with three drawers and white marble tops. The chests of drawers rest on conical feet that merge into fluted rounded corners with small baluster elemen...
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1840s European Louis Philippe Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

20th Century Catalan Spanish Baroque Dark Walnut Credenza or Buffet
Located in Miami, FL
From Spain, constructed of solid walnut, the rectangular top without edge top, conforming case housing two carved drawers with two doors paneled with solid walnut, raised on a plinth...
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1890s Spanish Baroque Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Iron

Magnificent French Louis XVI Style Marquetry Inlaid Marble Top Commode
Located in New York, NY
Antique (19th century) commode in the Louis XVI style exhibiting the finest craftsmanship, after the original model by Jean Henri Riesener, including parquetry inlaid fruitwood vene...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

A Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany and Ebonised Commode à l'Anglaise
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany and Ebonised Commode à l'Anglaise. The original marble top of Italian fleur de pêcher marble. The centre frieze drawer applied with ne...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

English Regency Mahogany Bow Front Chest of drawers
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
English regency mahogany bow front chest of drawers, circa 1810. With a single board top, 3 flame mahogany drawers with brass hardware, resting on slight serpentine shaped feet.
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1810s English Regency Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Ralph Lauren Modern Hollywood Mahogany Leather Tall Chest
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous mahogany dresser or chest of drawers by Ralph Lauren from the modern Hollywood collection. The dresser features a mahogany veneered case with a cream parchment clad front. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Pair of vintage fornasetti inspired chest of drawers
Located in London, GB
A Pair of mid-Century chest of drawers designed by E Gomme for G Plan, 1960s. These practical yet stylish drawers feature chrome and brass handles, the front of the drawers have be...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

18th Century Period French Louis XVI Walnut and Fruitwood Marquetry Commode
Located in Birmingham, AL
A fine 18th century period French Louis XVI commode handcrafted of walnut and fruitwoood marquetry by master artisans in Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regio...
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1770s French Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Baroque Chest of Drawers, Switzerland 1750-60
Located in Belmont, MA
Discover a Remarkable Baroque Chest of Drawers from 1750-60, Originating in Switzerland This exceptional Baroque chest of drawers hails from the years 1750-60 and boasts a rich hist...
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1750s Swiss Baroque Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Jack Van Der Molen, Chest of Drawers, Oak, USA, 1950s
Located in High Point, NC
An oak chest of drawers designed by Jack Van Der Molen and produced by Jamestown Lounge Co, USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Mid-Century Chest of Drawers
Located in Austin, TX
Chest of drawers, French, in the manner of Jean-Charles Moreux. This architectural chest features eight dovetailed drawers with their original bronze pulls and sits on two wooden obl...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Bronze

Chest of Drawers in Scottish elm by Jonathan Field. Unique
Located in London, GB
Chest of Drawers in Scottish elm. Size: 1220 mm L x 400 mm W x 795 mm high. With bronze drawer pulls, oak internal drawer boxes of solid oak and fully extendable soft close runne...
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2010s British Organic Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

1760s Rococo Period Painted Swedish Chest of Drawers with Serpentine Front
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Rococo period painted chest from circa 1760 with three drawers, ormolu hardware, light gray / cream painted finish, serpentine front and carved skirt. Emanating the poetic ...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

L. 18th Century Antique French Paint Decorated 3-Drawer Chest With Faux Mable
Located in Atlanta, GA
French, late 18th century. A French late 18th century three drawer chest or commode having geometric painted panels to the drawers and sides. Each drawer has two ring pulls and a ce...
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18th Century French French Provincial Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Paint

Japanese Antique Black Large Drawer 1860s-1900s / Tansu Storage Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
Very old Japanese drawer storage. The furniture dates from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of paulownia wood. The metal fittings on the handles are made of iron. The desi...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Teak Tall Chest of Drawers, Model BM64 by Børge Mogensen, C. 1960- Two Available
Located in North Miami, FL
Desirable teak tallboy chests with inset brass handles, designed by Børge Mogensen (Model Bm-64) in 1957 and manufactured by cabinetmaker P. Lauritsen, in Denmark, circa 1960. Four n...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Georgian 18th Century Elm Chest Of Drawers
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Delightful Mid 18th Century, George II Period, Elm Chest Having Superbly Figured Top With Attractive Crossbanded Decoration, Over Two Short And Three Long Drawers Retaining Origina...
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Mid-18th Century English Georgian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

Vintage Pair of Coconut and Bronze Commodes or Chest by Maitland-Smith
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Impressive pair of mid century three drawer chest or commodes with stylized serpentine fronts handcrafted in polished coconut shell with bronze panels on the drawer fronts, bronze ha...
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Mid-20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Drexel Declaration Walnut High Chest
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Modern Drexel Declaration Walnut High Chest. Featuring a straight line design, six drawers for storage , original milk glass white knobs, and a beau...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Milk Glass, Wood, Walnut

Europe du Nord Commode in Hazelwood
Located in New York, NY
A transitional piece with character and sophistication. Very good condition. Slight ware commensurate with age. The hazel wood is both stained and varnished in two different tones. T...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

"Stack of Drawers" by Ueli and Susi Berger, Switzerland 198
Located in VILLEURBANNE, FR
The "Schubladenstapel" or "Stack of Drawers" dresser, designed in 1982 by the Swiss artist duo Susi and Ueli Berger, draws its inspiration from a stack of suitcases. The initial con...
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20th Century Swiss Post-Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Painted Chest of Three Drawers, Sweden circa 1820-40
Located in Round Top, TX
This lovely baroque pine chest of drawers has the clean yet elegant lines that reveal its Swedish country style with simple panel molding along the drawers, a carved element along th...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Baroque Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Early 19th Century Louis XVI commode
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
Louis XVI Chest of drawers, Ca. 1800, Germany, Lenzburg Original chest of drawers, probably Lenzburg assigned to the workshop of Samuel Hämmerli, veneered in walnut and inlaid wit...
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Early 1800s German Louis XVI Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Small Antique Faux Bamboo Chest
Located in Port Chester, NY
A small English chest of drawers with good faux bamboo detail and mouldings. The old paint has been refreshed and faux distressed with dark wax. The shading provided by the wax is ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Anglo-Indian Style Mango Wood Four-Drawer Chest with Foliage Themed Bone Inlay
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Anglo-Indian style four-drawer chest with foliage-themed bone inlaid décor. With a design as intricate as a sonnet, this Anglo-Indian style four-drawer chest breathes life into an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anglo-Indian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bone, Wood

Vintage Bleached Wood Chest of Nine Drawers w/Shallow Break-Front Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage American bleached wood chest of nice drawers. This larger-sized case has a shallow break-front design, and features a case that houses nine drawers total, made up of three ...
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Midcentury Gentlemen’s Chest with Hexagon Paneled Design and Brass Hardware
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome midcentury gentlemen’s chest adorned with a hexagon paneled design and brass hardware and attributed to Thomasville’s Omega Colle...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ash

Victorian Low Chest of Drawers
Located in Faversham, GB
A superb Victorian low chest of drawers in rich honey-coloured pine. Two short over two long drawers, with original knob handles raised on generous bun feet. English, circa 1880. ...
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Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Japanese Antique Wabi Sabi Small Drawer 1860s-1900s / Tansu Storage
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
Very old Japanese small drawer. This furniture is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of cedar wood. The round handles are made of iron. These drawers are tasteful, rust...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cedar

French 19th Century Louis Philippe Mahogany Commode
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A truly stunning Louis Philippe style solid mahogany commode crafted in France circa 1840. Four wide and sleek drawers provide plenty of storage space. The top surface showcases the ...
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Brass

19th Century Biedermeier Chest Of Drawers/ Writing Commode, Austria ca. 1830
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic nutwood chest of drawers/ writing commode from the renowed Biedermeier period in Austria. Veneered in fine light nutwood showing an outstanding grain, this perfect restored...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

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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