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Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

LOUIS XVI STYLE

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

Find a collection of antique Louis XVI seating, tables, cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Louis XVI
Louis XVI Style Fruitwood Marquetry Commode Modeled After Jean-Henri Reisener
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional French Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted, Mahogany and Fruitwood Marquetry and Parquetry, Armorial Commode with original Marble Top, aft...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

19th Century French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Commode after Jean-Henri Riesener
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Superb 19th century French Louis XVI style gilt- bronze mahogany, kingwood and fruitwood marquetry armorial commode with Sycamore Marquetry and magn...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Demi-Lune Commode with Marble Top
Located in Montreal, QC
This elegant mahogany commode is a Classic. The two central drawers sans-traverse are flanked by shaped doors enclosing side cupboards. The front is inlaid with a musical trophy, the...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XV/XVI Transition Style Kingwood and Marquetry Commode
Located in Montreal, QC
Transition Louis XV-XVI style kingwood and marquetry serpentine front three-drawer commode with conforming marble top. This shapely commode is perhaps more en arbalete than serpentin...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Kingwood

Louis XVI Style French Chest of Drawers
Located in Austin, TX
Chest of drawers from France in the Louis XVI style. This piece is made of mahogany that has been finished with a lustrous French polish of museum quality. There are two dovetailed d...
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Small 18th Century German Louis Seize Commode in Walnut with 2 Drawers, 1790
Located in Berlin, DE
Crafted in the opulent style of Louis Seize during the late 18th century, this Small German Commode in Walnut with Two Drawers stands as a refined testament to the elegance of the er...
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1790s German Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry, Poplar, Walnut

Antique Louis XVI Marble Top Commode in Gray
Located in North York, ON
Indulge in the timeless elegance of this exquisite Louis XVI Marble Top Commode. Crafted in France, circa the 1940s. Its sleek brass inlay and hardware gleam against the sophisticate...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

Antique Louis XVI Style Marble Top Commode in Black
Located in North York, ON
Exquisite antique Louis XVI style Marble Top Commode, a testament to the enduring elegance of French craftsmanship. Crafted in the 1940s, this commode embodies the grandeur of the Lo...
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1940s French Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

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 Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

French Commode in mahogany. Louis XVl Period at the end of Eighteen Century.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
French Commode in mahogany with rich ornamentation in bronze and gilded brass, topped with veined withe marble and open brass gallery. Louis XVl Period at the end of eighteen century.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Chest of Drawers
Located in Austin, TX
Petite chest of drawers from France in the Louis XVI style. This piece is made of cherry wood that has been finished with a lustrous French polish of museum quality. There are two do...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Italian Louis XVI 19th Century Walnut Two-Drawer Commode with Inlay
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Louis XVI style walnut commode from the 19th century with two drawers and inlaid banding. This exquisite Italian Louis XVI style walnut commode from the 19th century showc...
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19th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Italian Louis XVI Late 18th Century Walnut Three Drawer Commode with Brass Trim
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Louis XVI period walnut commode from the late 18th century, with three drawers, brass trim, fluted side posts and tapered legs. This exquisite Italian Louis XVI period wal...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Louis XVI Commode Bombe Chest Drawers Parquetry
Located in Potters Bar, GB
French Walnut Louis XVI Style Serpentine Commode. Circa 1900 on this fine French antique commode Please scroll through for more pix - this ships anywhere, please get in touch Purcha...
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Early 1900s Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Small Elm Wood Louis XVI Chest of Drawers, Denmark circa 1870-90
Located in Round Top, TX
A Danish late 18th century Louis XVI chest of three drawers. Serpentine front topped with carved Greek key motif. The dark, rich patina of the elm wood reflects generations of use. N...
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Late 19th Century Danish Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

Pair of 2 French Antique Marble and Mahogany Marquetry Nightstands-Set of 2 Marb
Located in Bussiere Dunoise, Nouvel Aquitaine
Pair of 2 French Antique Louis XVI Rosewood Marquetry Marble Top Nightstands from the 20s 2 different Cabinet Maker Masterpieces , which we offer as a Pair. 1) Solid Mahogany Bedsid...
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1920s French Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass, Bronze

Small Scale Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Period Walnut Chest, Marble Top
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Measuring only 34.5 inches wide, this small scale late eighteenth century French Louis XVI period walnut commode or chest of drawers features a grey marble top and fluted rounded cor...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

20th Century Inlaid Wood Italian Louis XVI Style Chest Of Drawers, 1960s
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
20th century Italian Louis XVI style chest of drawers. Chest of drawers richly inlaid with floral and geometric motifs and a landscape with musicians in fruit wood, palisander, eboni...
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1960s Italian Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

20th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode
Located in San Antonio, TX
Experience the timeless elegance of the 20th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode, meticulously crafted to embody the essence of classic French design. Constructed from premium oak...
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1910s French Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Antique French, Louis XVI Style Chest of Drawers Commode Buffet Bar
Located in Senonches, Centre-Val de Loire
Antique French Louis XVI style bar buffet topped with a white Carrara marble, fluted legs finished with golden bronze clogs. One dovetailed drawer, two doors and a practical storage ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble

Late 19th Century French Walnut Louis XVI Style Three Drawer Commode
Located in Burton, TX
Found in the South of France, this 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Commode or Chest of Drawers was crafted from old growth Walnut by furniture artisans in the late 1800's. The pi...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19thc French Louis XVI style Carved Chest of Drawers/ Dresser
Located in Opa Locka, FL
19thc French Louis XVI style Carved Walnut Chest of Drawers/ Dresser. 4 Drawers.
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1890s French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Italian Louis XVI Style Intricate Marquetry Commode Imported by Slack & Rassnick
By Henry-François Riesener
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Expertly crafted in the style of Henry-François Riesener and imported from Italy by Slack, Rassnick & Co. NY in the early 1900s, this commode boasts intricate marquetry and a classic...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Satinwood, Walnut

Louis XVI Style commode, mahogany with white marble top 19 th c
Located in Houston, TX
This cabinet is very well made with the drawers sliding easily It has quality hardware that is complete. The white marble top Has no restorations and has very pale gray veining. The ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Louis XVI Bombe Commode Antique French Chest Drawers 1900
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Impressive Louis XVI Style Commode. Circa 1900 Combining the bombe shape with Louis XVI style elements creates a unique juxtaposition of curves and classical details. The result is a...
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Early 1900s Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Small Chest of Drawers - Commode
Located in Hellerup, DK
Antique Louis XVI style commode with 4 drawers and decorative carvings - beautiful patina on the small painted commode - perfect for the hallway, bedroom or living room.
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century Louis XVI Style Marble Top Plum Pudding Mahogany Chest
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
19th Century Louis XVI Style Marble Top Plum Pudding Mahogany Chest. Three drawer construction with square tapering legs topped with a gray marble top with white veining.
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

French Louis XVI Style 1890s Walnut Three-Drawer Commode with Lion Head Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style walnut commode from circa 1890 with three drawers and brass lion head hardware. This splendid French Louis XVI style walnut commode, dating back to circa 189...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

French 19th century Louis XVI st. Mahogany, Ormolu, and Stone commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Mahogany, Ormolu, and Stone commode. This highly detailed three drawer commode is raised on four Mahogany legs supported...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Louis XVI Style French Chest
Located in Austin, TX
Chest of drawers from France in the Louis XVI style. This piece has been ebonized and finished with a French polish for a lustrous, museum-quality finish. The hardware and trim is al...
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1910s French Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Louis XVI Style Demilune Chest
Located in Austin, TX
Chest of drawers from France in the Louis XVI Style. This piece is made of mahogany that has been ebonized and finished with a lustrous French polish finish of museum-quality. There ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Fantastic 1850s era Italian Made Formal Walnut Directoire Style Commode
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a rare find indeed. The piece shown here is a much higher form of Italian-made commode than most we see or have and has the hottest styling of those days in Europe- French Di...
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1850s Italian Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Early 20th Century Inlaid Herman Miller Chest of Drawers Dresser Commode
Located in Long Branch, NJ
Early 20th Century Inlaid Herman Miller Chest of Drawers Dresser Commode Dimensions : 52" Wide X 20" Deep X 43" Tall This gorgeous chest was made by Herman Miller in the early 20th...
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1920s American Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Satinwood

Louis XVI chest of drawers 18th century magnificent patina toile de jouy
Located in Somme-Leuze, BE
magnificent Louis CVI chest of drawers dating from the 18th century opening with 3 drawers closing with keys very beautiful patina with pretty toile de jouy patterns
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18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

French 18th Century Cherry Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine 18th century French Louis XVI cherry wood commode or chest of drawers. Having three drawers with original brass hardware and original marble top. Nice proportions with classic...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

German Louis XVI Chest Of Drawers with Carvings and Marquetry, circa 1780
Located in Greven, DE
Antique classicist chest of drawers Germany Walnut around 1780 Dimensions: H x W x D: 81 x 111 x 61 cm Description: Two-tier chest of drawers with fine carved decoration, created ...
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Late 18th Century German Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Louis XVI patinated chest of drawers dating from 19 th century
Located in Somme-Leuze, BE
magnificent Louis xvi chest of drawers dating from the 19th century, nicely patinated in two colors opening with 3 drawers
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19th Century Belgian Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint

Louis XVI Commode Stamped Nicolas Virrig
Located in BARSAC, FR
Nicolas Virrig - Paris - Master April 11, 1781 Important Louis XVI chest of drawers with central projection in marquetry presenting on the front reserves in rosewood treated as butt...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Circa 1870 Louis XVI Style Bleached Walnut Drapery Swag Commode from Italy
Located in Dallas, TX
Hand-carved in the style of Louis XVI, this fantastic Italian walnut commode has a highly unusual form and dates to circa 1870. The two-tiered chest of drawers surmounts an unusual a...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal, Bronze

18th Century Louis XVI Period Commode ~ Chest of Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
18th Century Louis XVI Period Commode ~ Chest of Drawers features a facade en arbalette lavished with superb neoclassic carved detail that is visually captivating! When viewed from ...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Marble Top Louis XVI Style Commode Chest
Located in North York, ON
This gorgeous marble top commode chest is a truly luxurious piece of furniture. It is made with the finest materials, making it an heirloom piece that can be passed down through gene...
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2010s American Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

French , Cherrywood marble topped commode / chest of drawers
Located in Budleigh Salterton, GB
Mid 20th century great quality cherrywood marble topped commode three large drawers, original brass mounts and handles. French circa 1930’s Great colour, this piece came from a Castl...
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1930s French Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

Louis xvi chest of drawers 3 patina drawers with different shapes and colors
Located in Somme-Leuze, BE
very pretty Louis XVI chest of drawers from the 19th century opening with 3 drawers, beautiful patina, very decorative in several colors and pleasant shapes, spindle base in perfect ...
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19th Century Belgian Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Paint

19th Century French Louis XVI Fruitwood Commode
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
This petite French Louis XVI-style cherrywood commode has a charmingly rustic feel. Raised on four sheath legs, it features two frieze drawers adorned with gilt brass ring-handles an...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

19th Century Louis XVI Marquetry Commode with Marble Top
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A petite and most elegant Louis XVI style two-drawer ‘Commode Sauteuse’ in veneered wood and marquetry, with marble top and ornate gilt brass fittings. This curiously named style of ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique French Louis XVI Style Ormolu-Mounted Commode after Benneman
Located in London, GB
Antique French Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted commode after Benneman French, Early 20th Century Height 93cm, width 179cm, depth 69cm This outstanding commode à vanteaux is after a ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Louis XVI Dresser
Located in Firenze, IT
Elegant walnut chest of drawers threaded with "organ pipe" motif with bone vents, Siena, Louis XVI. The structure of the cabinet features truncated pyramidal legs and consists of f...
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16th Century Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Louis XVI style painted oak chest of drawers / commode
Located in Budleigh Salterton, GB
Charming , neat sized dark green painted French chest of drawers Circa 1900 with original solid brass handles , working locks and a key Height 86 cms or 34 inches Width 86 cms or 34 ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint

Louis XVI Dresser, Eastern France 1780
Located in Leimen, DE
This unique Louis XVI Chest of Drawers dates back to around 1780 and comes from Western France. The three drawer commode has a cherry veneer and is decorated with plum inlays on the ...
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1780s French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Style Book Matched Walnut and Marble Chest
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This mid nineteenth century French Louis XVI style walnut commode or chest of drawers features a beveled Saint Anne marble top and fluted rounded corners. Its five drawers of dovetai...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Ormolu Mounted Mahogany and Chinese Lacquer Commode by Maison Forest
Located in London, GB
Antique ormolu mounted mahogany and Chinese lacquer commode by Maison Forest French, Late 19th Century Height 95cm, width 166.5cm, depth 61cm Crafted in late 19th century France by...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Marquetry Marble Top Commode with Bronze Mounts
Located in Dallas, TX
Louis XVI Marquetry Marble Top Commode with Bronze Mounts is a timeless rendition of the neoclassic style! Rendered from indigenous hardwoods, it features an intricate parquet backg...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI style commode.
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality late 19th Century French Louis XVI style, bombe fronted, marble top commode. Having wonderful rococo influenced gilded ormolu mounts and handles, monopodia supports to...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Breccia Marble

20th Century Louis XVI Style Bleached Commode or Dresser
Located in San Antonio, TX
Elevate your space with the timeless elegance of our 20th Century Louis XVI Style Bleached Commode, now available for your consideration. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail,...
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1910s French Vintage Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Louis XVI Style Marble Top Mahogany Chest by Mercier Frères, circa 1900
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Louis XVI Style Marble Top Mahogany Chest by Mercier Frères. Brass gallery surrounds a marble top. Each with a fluted columns and ending in brass sabots. One chest is fitted with 3 d...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique inlaid chest of drawers, France, around 1850. After renovation.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique chest of drawers from the 19th centuries. Chest of drawers in very good condition, professionally renovated. Dimensions: height 99 cm / width 102 cm / depth 39 cm
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1850s French Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Pair Of Italian 18th c. Louis XVI Period Mahogany, Marble, & Ormolu Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and high quality pair of Italian 18th century Louis XVI period Satinwood, Mahogany, Ormolu, and Rosa Alicante marble commodes. Each two drawer chest is raised by square ta...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Bleached Chest by Baker Furniture Company
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Louis XVI Style Bleached Chest by Baker Furniture Company. Brass mounted with side fluted columns. Top drawer has the original Baker Fur...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Louis Xvi commodes and chests of drawers for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XVI commodes and chests of drawers for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage commodes and chests of drawers created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets, more furniture and collectibles, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XVI commodes and chests of drawers made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original commodes and chests of drawers, popular names associated with this style include Maison Jansen, François Linke, Baker Furniture Company, and John Widdicomb. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for commodes and chests of drawers differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $796 and tops out at $280,500 while the average work can sell for $6,461.

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