Antique Commodes & Chests

Fireside Antiques offers antique chests and commodes. We source many of our vintage commodes and chest of drawers on buying trips to England and France.  Here, you will find a vast selection of French and English 19th Century antique storage.
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  • Swedish 18th Century Gustavian Painted Chest

    $7,500.00

    36.25"H x 40.50"W x 21.25"D

    Dimensions: 36 ¼” H x 40 ½” W x 21 ¼” D

    A Swedish Gustavian chest of drawers from the late 1700’s with its original paint finish. The top is painted a charcoal color, mimicking Belgium bluestone. The cabinet has a layered paint finish with three easy-to-use drawers with iron ring pulls. The front corners of this chest are fluted and chamford and end of tapered feet. Be sure to see the detailed images to see the current condition of this painted chest of drawers.

  • French 18th Century Marquetry Commode

    $3,995.00

    32"H x 31.75"W x 19.50"D

    Dimensions: 32” H x 31 ¾” W x 19 ½” D

    A petite and impressive French marquetry commode from the 1700’s. The commodes top is in wonderful antique condition with marquetry designs trimmed with ebonized molding. There are three drawers all with patterned marquetry designs, gilt bronze handles and rounded ebonized escutcheon plates. All locks are in working order and share one key. The interior of the drawers are lined with a rich blue paper, a cheerful contrast to the tones of the exterior. The side panels have complimentary marquetry designs to the top and front. The whole ends with a scalloped apron and cabriole legs. Cleaned and polished with a French paste wax, this commode is ready to be used in your interior. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition.

  • English 19th Century Mahogany Linen Press

    $3,200.00

    78.25"H x 50"W x 22"D

    Dimensions: 78 ¼” H x 50” W x 22” D

    A classic mahogany linen press made in England. Simple in design, this linen press celebrates the beauty of the mahogany wood. A pair of paneled doors open with a working lock and key to a fitted interior with five 17” deep pull out linen shelves. The base of this cabinet has four drawers with brass pulls. Cleaned and polished with a paste wax, this antique is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to look at the detailed images to see the current condition.

  • Collection of 3 French Pastry Shop Counters

    $39,995.00

    35.75"H x 86.75"W x 25.25"D

    Dimensions: 35 ¾” H x 86 ¾” W x 25 ½” D

    A collection of merchant painted counters from a 19th Century French pastry shop. This rare and outstanding group of counters would transform your everyday kitchen or shop. The shop counter is paneled on three sides with geometric motifs and the original layered and worn paint finish. The backside is open for storage with two drawers, one with fitted sections and a single shelf. The original white marble top hangs over its base making a durable and large work surface. There are two counters each with 9 drawers that were once built into the walls of the pastry shop. One chest is slightly larger than the other, clearly custom to the wall they were once attached to. Each chest has its original worn and layed paint finish and white marble top. All three counters pair very well together, and rest on a plinth painted platform. There is patina and wear only consistent with age, be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition of this collection of pastry shop counters.

  • Swedish Gustavian Painted Cabinet

    $8,600.00

    82.75"H x 49.50"W x 18.75"D

    Dimensions: 82 ¾” H x 49 ½” W x 18 ¾” D

    A Gustavian style painted cabinet made in Sweden circa 1860. This buffet over chest has its original dry scraped painted finish on its exterior. The top cabinet doors open to reveal a rogue interior with three fixed shelves at 13”D. The top shelf is shaped to house your everyday spoons. There is one key for the working lock. Below are four drawers, all easy-to-use with patinated brass handles and escutcheons. Cleaned and tightened, this antique is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition of this painted cabinet.

  • English Mahogany Chest of Drawers

    $4,695.00

    38.75"H x 38.50"W x 17.25"D

    Dimensions: 38 ¾” H x 38 ½” W x 17 ¼” D

    A stunning mahogany chest of drawers made in England. This four drawer chest features a linear composition with clean lines and a polished, finished presence. You’ll find geometric ebonized details above the drawers that set this little chest apart from others in this style. The drawers all slide with ease and are accessed using their large scale bright brass floral drawer pulls. A shaped skirt connects to and complements the splayed front feet. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition of this chest of drawers.

  • English 19th Century Mahogany Linen Press

    $3,200.00

    80.50"H x 48"W x 22"D

    Dimensions: 80 ½” H x 48” W x 22” D

    A large mahogany linen press made in England. This case piece has two paneled doors that open with a working lock and key to reveal four pull out linen press shelves at 16” deep. The bottom holds a chest of four roomy drawers, all with brass drawer pulls, and rests on a plinth base. Cleaned and polished with a paste wax, this antique is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to look at the detailed images to see the current condition of this linen press.

  • Dutch Empire Style Tall Chest

    $2,500.00

    62"H x 44.25"W x 20.75"D

    Dimensions: 62” H x 44 ¼” W x 20 ¾” D

    A tall Dutch Empire style chest made of mahogany and ebonized wood during the 1800’s. This mahogany case piece has six bookmatched drawer fronts each with two ring drawer pulls for easy accessibility. Ebonized columns topped with ball finials flank the roomy drawers and connect to the block feet. There is a single key that works all the drawer locks. Cleaned and polished with a paste wax, this antique is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to look at the detailed images to see the current condition of this chest.

  • Massive Dutch Oak Chest of Drawers

    $3,995.00

    45"H x 51.50"W x 25"D

    Dimensions: 45” H x 51 ½” W x 25” D

    A massive solid oak chest of drawers from the early 1800’s. This large chest has three easy-to-use drawers with patinated brass ring pulls. The front corners are carved from the top all the way down to the cabriole legs. The sides are made of reeded panels, typical of the region. Cleaned and polished with a paste wax this dark oak chest is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to view the detailed images.

  • French 19th Century Walnut Commode

    $3,200.00

    34.75"H x 50.50"W x 22"D

    Dimensions: 34 ¾” H x 50 ½” W x 22” D

    A French walnut commode from 19th Century France. The black marble top is more recent and compliments the cabinet base. There are four total drawers in this chest. The first drawer is hidden just below the new marble top. Below are three burl and bookmatched walnut drawer fronts. The drawers are easy to use with their brass knobs and a single key works for all locks. The whole case piece is raised on simple block feet. Cleaned and polished with a French paste wax this antique is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to view the detailed images.

  • English 19th Century Mahogany Bookcase Chest

    $3,200.00

    91"H x 48.13"W x 22"D

    Dimensions: 91” H x 48 ⅛” W x 22” D

    A rare English mahogany chest of drawers with a bookcase top. This cabinet has two glass front doors that open with a working lock and key to three adjustable interior shelves, 15”D. The chest has 5 working drawers all with easy to use turned knobs. Cleaned and polished with a paste wax, this cabinet is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to view the detailed images to see its current condition.

  • Dutch 19th Century Oak Empire Chest

    $2,500.00

    41.75"H x 41.25"W x 21.25"D

    Dimensions: 41 ¾” H x 41 ¼” W x 21 ¼” D

    A classic Dutch Empire chest made of oak during the 1800’s. The top drawer protrudes forward over three drawers flaked with ebonized columns featuring brass capitals at the top and bases. All the drawers have brass escutcheon plates and ring pulls, the top left ring pull is missing. Cleaned and polished with a French paste wax, this chest is ready for your immediate use. Be sure to look at the detailed images for a closer view of the antique’s condition.

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    English Reproduction Chinoiserie Chest

    English Reproduction Chinoiserie Chest

    Original price was: $2,200.00.Current price is: $1,650.00.

    35.50"H x 18.88"W x 14.38"D

    Dimensions: 35 ½” H x 18 ⅞” W x 14 ⅜” D

    A functional reproduction chest of drawers in the Chinoiserie style. This cabinet has a serpentine shaped front with five easy to use drawers all with metal knobs. Chinoiserie style decoration can be found throughout this tall and narrow chest. The whole is raised cabriole legs with pad feet. Be sure to view the detailed images for the current condition.

  • French 18th Century Solid Oak Commode

    $3,200.00

    34"H x 43.50"W x 23.75"D

    Dimensions: 34” H x 43 ½” W x 23 ¾” D

    A handsome French commode made in the 1780’s of solid oak. The drawers have intricately hand cut steel escutcheon plates and knobs. The drawers have been cleaned and slide open with ease. This commode has been tightened and polished with a French paste wax, ready for your immediate use. Be sure to view the detailed images.

  • French Parisian 18th Century Rosewood Commode

    $9,500.00

    36.38"H x 53"W x 25.13"D

    Dimensions: 36 ⅜” H x 53” W x 25 ⅛” D

    This fantastic Parisian solid rosewood and walnut commode was crafted in 18th century France circa 1740. In great antique condition- the original marble top with a modeled edge is shaped according to the body of the piece. The rosewood and walnut body has a great patina that compliments the bold brass drop pulls and elaborate scrolling escutcheons. No key is present. Three large drawers showcase a shaped front and scrolling scalloped trim. A decoratively carved and shaped skirt is attached to cabriole legs that end in fabulous hoof feet. Cleaned and polished with French wax paste. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the quality craftsmanship of this rare commode.

  • French 19th Century Solid Walnut Semainier

    $5,800.00

    55.38"H x 39.75"W x 16.25"D

    Dimensions: 55 ⅜” H x 39 ¾” W x 16 ¼” D

    This wonderful French 19th century, solid walnut semainier is the perfect way to add more organizational storage to your space without sacrificing style. The design of the semainier was originally created in the 18th Century with 7 drawers to hold a week’s supply of clothing. It’s gained a beautiful patina since its creation circa 1830. Seven drawers each feature brass lion head pulls and simple escutcheons. No key is present. Recently cleaned and polished with French wax paste, the drawers easily open. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.

  • French 19th Century Walnut Louis XVI Style Commode

    $4,500.00

    33.25"H x 49.63"W x 21.50"D

    Dimensions: 33 ¼” H x 49 ⅝” W x 21 ½” D

    An early 19th Century French Louis XVI style commode made of beautifully toned walnut. Hand-crafted in France circa 1810, its original shaped black marble top has white and gray tiny patterns that resemble the night sky, and it sits over five drawers decorated with brass shield escutcheons and angular brass drop pulls. One key is present to open all locks. This dignified case piece showcases a gorgeous wood grain and honeyed tones. Iconic of the Louis XVI style this piece features two well turned fluted columns flanking the long drawers, each ending in long toupie feet. The patina of the wood is truly beautiful, be sure to look at all the images to see the details and current condition of this handsome antique commode.

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Commode

    $4,100.00

    31.25"H x 43.13"W x 21.13"D

    Dimensions: 31 ¼” H x 43 ⅛” W x 21 ⅛” D

    A French 19th Century Louis XVI style commode made of beautiful mahogany and topped with its original show-stopping piece of marble. Hand-crafted in France circa 1830, its shaped marble top contains the most beautiful colors of ochre, charcoal, and cream with a display of exquisite patterns throughout. Follow down to three wide drawers decorated with beribboned brass escutcheons and circular brass drop pulls. No key is present, However, the drop ring pulls make the drawers easy to open. This dignified case piece showcases a gorgeous wood grain and a handsome paneled profile. Iconic of the Louis XVI style, two well turned fluted columns flank the long drawers, each ending in turned arrow feet. The patina of the wood is truly beautiful, be sure to look at all the images to see the details and current condition of this handsome antique commode.

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    French 19th Century Louis Philippe Mahogany Commode

    French 19th Century Louis Philippe Mahogany Commode

    Original price was: $3,400.00.Current price is: $2,700.00.

    35.25"H x 50"W x 22.50"D

    Dimensions: 35 ¼” H x 50” W x 22 ½” D

    A beautiful 19th century French mahogany Louis Philippe style commode, circa 1840. The original removable marble top is in superb antique condition and has canted corners shaped to match the base. The marble is gorgeous with dramatic charcoal, gray, and white patterns throughout. Four bookmatched veneer mahogany drawers provide plenty of storage space. The top frieze drawer is easy to open with a provided key and round decorative brass pulls are provided to open the lower three drawers. The piece is supported on a plinth base and has beautiful woodwork on the sides as well as the front. Cleaned with French wax paste this case piece is ready for immediate use. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at this handsome flame mahogany commode.

  • French 19th Century Empire Mahogany Semainier

    $4,500.00

    56.13"H x 36.75"W x 18.25"D

    Dimensions: 56 ⅛” H x 36 ¾” W x 18 ¼” D

    A 19th century French Empire mahogany semainier featuring artful neoclassical hardware. Hand-crafted in France circa 1810, this semainier is fitted with seven drawers to provide a drawer of clothing or lingerie for every day of the week. A beautiful piece of subtly veined white marble sits atop this case piece’s rectilinear designed architectural body inspired by ancient Greek and Roman concepts. The top hidden frieze drawer sits below bold molding and is adorned with a large and lustrous brass winged neo-classical figure in its center. Beneath and flanked by finely turned columns with etched brass capitals and bases are the remaining six drawers that open easily and have working locks. One key is present. Each of the six drawers has sizable floral and foliate escutcheons and cast brass drawer pulls that feature gorgeous relief florals and grapes. The solid body is finished out with a plinth base and sturdy turreted feet. This elegant semainier is an excellent way to provide lots of storage without taking up alot of floor space, and it provides it with style. Be sure to view all the images to get a closer look at the details.

  • French Petite Empire Mahogany Commode

    $4,450.00

    33.25"H x 34.63"W x 21.75"D

    Dimensions: 33 ¼” H x 34 ⅝” W x 21 ¾” D

    Four drawers and neoclassical details compose this outstanding Empirical commode hand-crafted in France circa 1810. This case piece is topped with an interesting piece of black, gray and white fossil marble that, along with the body, has patinated wonderfully over the decades. Iconic of the Empire style, two pilaster columns flank the bank of drawers, each having decorative brass caryatid capitals and neoclassical bases. The top frieze drawer and the three that follow all have paired swan escutcheon plates, and all open with one present key. Fierce lion head cast brass pulls allow for easy access to the lower three drawers. The whole stands on sturdy tapered feet and is covered with richly colored and beautiful bookmatched mahogany veneer. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this fantastic commode.

  • French 20th Century Painted Commode

    $3,500.00

    33.25"H x 39.50"W x 20.25"D

    Dimensions: 33 ¼” H x 39 ½” W x 20 ¼” D

    A fabulous shaped skirt and cabriole legs make this 20th century French stripped and painted commode a standout. This recently painted case piece incorporates elements of both Louis XV and Regence styles. The shaped top with a curvy molded edge is atop three large bowed and shaped panel drawers with crested escutcheon plates and painted metal drop pulls with floral motifs. Three keys, also with a painted finish, are present and rest inside three working locks. The lovely molding follows down to four curving cabriole legs connected by a shaped hand-carved skirt. This commode pairs elegant shapes and fluid lines with a textured rustic painted patina to make an interesting and beautiful piece that would be a wonderful addition to a bedroom, powder room or child’s room. Be sure to view all the images for a closer look.

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Commode

    $4,200.00

    33.25"H x 44.50"W x 22.75"D

    Dimensions: 33 ¼” H x 44 ½” W x 22 ¾” D

    A fine French 19th Century Louis XVI style commode made of beautiful mahogany. Hand-crafted in France circa 1840, its original shaped marble top with beautiful colors and patterns throughout sits over three wide drawers decorated with lustrous brass shield escutcheons and angular brass drop pulls. This dignified case piece showcases a gorgeous mahogany wood grain. Iconic of the Louis XVI style this piece features two well turned fluted columns flanking the long drawers, each ending in turned arrow feet. The patina of the wood is truly beautiful, be sure to look at all the images to see the details and current condition of this handsome antique commode. No key is present.

  • English 19th Century Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers

    $3,300.00

    40.75"H x 42"W x 18.75"D

    Dimensions: 40 ¾” H x 42” W x 18 ¾” D

    A stunning mahogany chest of drawers, made in early 19th century England, circa 1820. This five drawer case antique is made in the Georgian style and features a linear composition with extraordinarily clean lines and a polished, finished presence. The graduated drawers all slide with ease and are accessed using their wonderful brass bail pulls – decorated with the ostrich feather and coronet coat of arms of the Prince of Wales. A shaped skirt complements the splayed front feet. There are no keys present.

  • French 19th Century Painted Louis Phillipe Commode

    $4,300.00

    37"H x 47.75"W x 21.13"D

    Dimensions: 37” H x 47 ¾” W x 21 ⅛”D

    A French Louis-Phillipe painted commode circa 1850 with faux marble top and four drawers. Created in France during the 19th century, this lovely commode features a very interesting and unique rectangular faux marble top with rounded corners, sitting above a perfectly organized facade. Four drawers, a narrow curving frieze drawer at the top followed by three larger ones, are each fitted with a simple brass oval shaped escutcheon. Two original keys are present. A small key opens the top drawer lock and a larger second key opens the other three drawers. The minimal hardware does not detract from the beautiful patina on this piece that still has its original paint. The commode is raised on block feet and has an unpainted paneled back. With its elegant lines and a most particular patina this commode is sure to add just the right stylish touch to a bedroom or living area. Be sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this antique.

  • French 19th Century Solid Oak Sacristy Cabinet

    $9,500.00

    37.75"H x 74.25"W x 38.13"D

    Dimensions: 37 ¾ “ H x 74 ¼ “ W x 38 ⅛” D

    In 18th and 19th century Europe, sacristy or vestment cabinets were used to store liturgical garments, robes, wine and other articles associated primarily with the Christian religion. This superb and rare vestment cabinet made of solid oak is composed of 10 three foot drawers. These large drawers were used to store vestments from the priests. Each long drawer across the front has two pulls each and all drawers slide easily. The smaller faced drawers are the same depth as the longer ones. Beautifully figured with trim around the drawers and side panels that showcases the high quality craftsmanship of this historic church piece. Shield brass escutcheon plates adorn the keyholes, no keys included. Heavy, solid and sturdy with a beautiful rich oak patina this piece is raised on block feet to stand at counter height. There are so many versatile uses with this piece for today’s home or business. It would be perfect for an artist or seamstress or photographer, as office, study, or library storage, linen storage, or as an entry or foyer “statement piece”. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.

  • French 19th Century Louis Philippe Commode

    $3,995.00

    38"H x 49"W x 23"D

    Dimensions: 38”H x 49”W x 23”D

    A truly stunning Louis Philippe style mahogany commode walnut crafted in France circa 1870. Five bookmatched drawers provide plenty of storage space. The top surface showcases the wood grain perfectly. The top drawer is beautifully paneled while the center three feature more recently added brass pulls. The fifth drawer is hidden within the lowest portion. Canted corners give the whole a wonderful shape. 1 key is included for the top lock. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.

  • French 19th Century Petite Walnut Commode

    $2,200.00

    29"H x 22"W x 17.25"D

    Dimensions: 29”H x 22”W x 17-¼”D

    This darling commode was crafted from a richly toned walnut during the 1880s in France. The whole has been recently cleaned and waxed with French wax paste and showcases a fine patina. A bank of three drawers compose the petite body. The top drawer is fit with a functioning lock and includes a key while the lower drawers feature a simply turned wooden pull. The whole is raised on turned fit that finish with ballpoint feet. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the current condition.

  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Commode

    $3,995.00

    30.50"H x 47.25"W x 19"D

    Dimensions: 30-½”H x 47-¼”W x 19”D

    A wonderful breakfront commode crafted from mahogany, marble, and brass in the style of Louis XVI. The shaped marble is original over a hardwood body. A decorative escutcheon and a pair of drop ring pulls adorn each drawer front. Rounded and fluted corners finish with turned, brass capped feet. The whole has gained a great patina since its creation circa 1850. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.

  • French 19th Century Inlay Petite Commode

    $3,995.00

    33"H x 29.63"W x 17.25"D

    Dimensions: 33”H x 29-⅝”W x 17-¼”D

    A great petite inlay commode from 19th century France. Topped with a shaped piece of marble that is removable.Canted corners and drawer fronts showcase the geometric inlay design. Cast brass drop ring pulls make it easy to open the drawers. No keys are included. The whole is raised on cabriole legs. It has gained a great patina over the years with lots of authentic charm. Make sure to view all of the photographs to get a closer look.

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Commode

    $5,200.00

    33.13"H x 49.88"W x 24"D

    Dimensions: 33-⅛”H x 49-⅞”W x 24”D

    A stately Louis XVI style mahogany commode from 19th century France. Its original charcoal and white, shaped marble top is removable. A bank of three drawers are inset with brass paneling and easy to use brass hardware. The locks no longer function. The top drawer features three preordained sections to help keep smaller things organized. Rounded front corners feature an inset brass stamped plate and fluting. The whole is raised on turned legs with brass caps. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Commode

    $5,600.00

    34"H x 51.13"W x 23.50"D

    Dimensions: 34”H x 51-⅛”W x 23-½”D

    This Louis XVI style commode is made of mahogany, circa 1800, and topped with a shaped piece of Belgian Blue stone. A bank of three drawers with inset brass paneling are all fit with easy to use brass hardware. Each drawer features a functioning lock with one key included. Rounded, fluted corners flank the drawers. The whole is raised on turned feet, classic for the Louis XVI style. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.

  • English 19th Century Bachelors Chest

    $4,995.00

    42.25"H x 43.50"W x 23.75"D

    Dimensions: 42-¼”H x 43-½”W x 23-¾”D

    A classic, solid oak chest of drawers with a large pull-out linen folding slide over graduating drawers and bracket feet. Classic solid brass drawer pulls and escutcheon plates grace all the drawer fronts. No keys are present, however the pulls make the drawers easy to use. Cleaned and polished with a paste wax this chest has an outstanding patina and is ready for your immediate use. Circa 1800

  • French 19th Century Louis XV Commode

    $6,500.00

    37.50"H x 49"W x 24"D

    Dimensions: 37-½”H x 49”W x 24”D

    A handsome Louis XV style commode circa 1800 or earlier. A fantastic charcoal marble top with a molded edge, shaped in the same fashion as the body. A bank of three drawers features impressive cast brass ormolu pulls and escutcheons. Two keys are included for all three functioning locks. The wonderfully patinated hardwood is accentuated with scrolling paneling. A fine scalloped apron with a modeled edge features a floral carving in the center. Curvy cabriole legs support the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look and current condition of this great commode.

  • French Vintage Marble Top Demilune Chest

    $1,495.00

    28.75"H x 26.88"W x 14"D

    Dimensions: 28-¾”H x 26-⅞”W x 14”D

    This striking little demilune chest features exceptional inlaid mahogany in varying varieties that have been thoughtfully book matched and placed about the chest to maximize the beauty expressed through its grain. Made in France in 1965, this vintage chest was created in the style of Louis XVI and underwent a refinishing in November of 2009. This restoration is documented in writing beneath the half moon piece of Breche d’Alep marble which tops the chest, along with the maker’s signature “Vecnissage par H.B.B Maco 1965”. Two shaped drawers are housed within the chest and bedecked with cast brass pulls and escutcheons. There are no keys present. Beautiful cast brass ormolu can also be found about the front feet, apron and flanking the bank of drawers.

  • French 19th Century Petite Chest

    $1,685.00

    28.88"H x 23.50"W x 11.75"D

    Dimensions: 28-⅞”H x 23-½”W x 11-¾”D

    This petite mahogany bedside table was crafted in France during the 19th century. A breakfront pierced brass gallery surrounds the antique white marble top. The marble is in excellent condition. Three drawers with thumbnail molding are fixed with small brass pulls and easily open. Rectangular, tapered legs with brass sabots support the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this wonderful little nightstand!

  • French 18th Century Carved Oak Commode

    $5,500.00

    40"H x 51.13"W x 20"D

    Dimensions: 40”H x 51-⅛”W x 20”D

    A handsome and impressive French commode from the 1780’s. Made of solid oak, this case piece is simply designed from the Louis XVI style. The drawers have intricately hand carved designs of birds and flowers with more recent drawer pulls. All joints are tightened and cleaned. The drawers function properly and slide with ease. There are no keys and locks are no longer in working condition. We have polished this antique with a French paste wax and cleaned the drawer interiors. Please be sure to look at the detailed images.

  • Petite French Empire Commode

    $2,995.00

    32.63"H x 38.50"W x 20.38"D

    Dimensions: 32-⅝”H x 38-½”W x 20-⅜”D

    This wonderful Empire mahogany commode was created in 19th century France. Topped with a removable piece of black fossil granite with rounded front corners. The apron houses a hidden drawer without hardware, it opens easily with groves hidden on the underside of the drawer. Three lower drawers each feature a pair of highly decorative cast brass pulls with a beautiful floral motif and simple brass inset keyholes. No key is present for this piece. Recently cleaned and polished with French wax paste; the bookmatched mahogany veneer has gained a warm patina. There is some minor wear to the drawer edges, adding to its antique charm. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at this petite case piece.

  • French 19th Century Empire Mahogany Commode

    $4,500.00

    35.75"H x 51.13"W x 23.50"D

    Dimensions: 35-3/4″H x 51-1/8″W x 23-1/2″D

    A fabulous French mahogany commode from 19th century France, circa 1840’s. The stunning gray and white marble top with rounded front corners is in good antique condition with few signs of wear. The apron houses a hidden drawer, free of hardware. Making up the body of the piece, three larger drawers have more recently been fixed with a pair of laurel wreath cast brass drop ring pulls for easy accessibility to the drawers. Cleaned with French wax paste and easy to open- all three drawers are inset with brass trim encircling the unadorned key-holes. Every drawer features a working lock; one key is included. The bookmatched drawer fronts showcase the unique grain patterns of the mahogany. Over 150 years of everyday use have left signs of wear of the facade, giving it a wonderful patina. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at this great case piece!

  • English 18th Century Mahogany Chest

    $6,200.00

    36.25"H x 44.25"W x 24.5"D

    Dimensions: 36-¼”H x 44-¼”W x 24-½”D

    This is a lovely English 18th century mahogany chest with a bow front. It has a wonderful patina from years of loving care and use. The top sits over four drawers with two round brass pulls on each drawer. All sit atop four splayed legs. Circa 1790.

  • French 19th Century Empire Commode

    $4,995.00

    37.88"H x 53.25"W x 23.75"D

    Dimensions: 37-⅞”H x 53-¼”W x 23-¾”D

    This beautiful French 19th century Empire commode is made of burl walnut veneer. The top is Saint-Anne marble and sits over a wide drawer hidden in the apron of the piece. There are three more drawers below with ornate pulls and escutcheons. A pair of columns sit on either side of the drawers. All sit on a thick plinth base with wide, raised feet. There is one key that works in the three locks. The patina of the wood is truly beautiful, be sure to scroll the detailed images. 

  • English 18th Century George II Style Apprentice Chest

    $2,150.00

    18.5"H x 12.25"W x 7.63"D

    Dimensions: 18-½”H x 12-¼”W x 7-⅝”D

    A lovely, English apprentice chest from the 18th century, c. 1780. This wonderful work is that of an apprentice that studied under a woodworker. In order to work for the woodworker, the apprentice would have to build a box, utilizing his best skills. The chest is oak and its hardware is brass. It has a unique crown-like trim around the top making this chest one-of-a-kind.  

  • French Parisian 18th Century Marble Top Commode

    $15,500.00

    32"H x 37.75"W x 21"D

    Dimensions: 32″H x 37 3/4″W x 21″D

    French Fruitwood Parisian Regence Rustic Marble Top Commode, C. early 1700’s.
    The shaped marble top over two small raised and recessed panel drawers above two long raised and recessed panel drawers.  The shaped apron raised on rounded rectilinear uprights.  The whole with cabochon and continuing “S” shaped molding.  With beautiful color and excellent patina, brass foliate pulls and escutcheon plates.

  • French 18th Century Painted Parisian Commode

    $7,800.00

    31.5"H x 49.88"W x 25.25"D

    Dimensions: 31 1/2″ H x 49 7/8″ W x 25 1/4″ D

    An exceptional Parisian commode, with painted finish, from 18th century, France. This four-drawer antique case piece features a shapely form and an outstandingly well-patinated finish. All drawers are equipped with large, decorative bronze pulls. The three keyholes are surrounded by asymmetrically formed bronze escutcheons. The top has been painted to resemble a darker gray marble and has aged marvelously with the rest of the finish. A shaped skirt completes this sinuously conceived commode. c.1780.

Fireside Antiques offers antique chests and commodes. We source many of our vintage commodes and chest of drawers on buying trips to England and France.  Here, you will find a vast selection of French and English 19th Century antique storage.

Antique Commodes & Chests From Fireside Antiques

Some of the best antiques are those that perform double-duty in your home, acting as both a decorative conversation piece and a functional piece of furniture. With our antique commodes and chests, you’ll have just that: a sturdy, handcrafted piece built to last and an eye-catching conversation starter for any guest who sees it.

Our antique chests range in age from as early as the 17th century all the way to 20th-century pieces and reproductions, each with its own unique history to share. The chest of drawers was common across Europe and the US for hundreds of years, so antique models come in numerous shapes and finishes. With enough patience, you’ll be able to find one to match any modern style.

Because they come in so many different designs, a good chest of drawers can fit into any room, both from a stylistic perspective and a logistical perspective. The right-sized chest can fit in a corner, under a table, or even in a hallway, making the most of any unused space.

Fortunately, rustic and antique furniture options are currently very trendy, so there’s no need to hide your chest of drawers away in a bedroom or basement. Feel free to put it on display in your family room, dining room, or kitchen if you so desire.

One of the most significant aspects of antique dressers, in fact, is their flexibility and reusability in any design. As a storage device, antique commodes can hold anything from fine china and dishes to various loose items, not just the usual clothing we tend to use them for nowadays.

History of the Chest

Believe it or not, while it doesn’t feel like we can live without them today, antique commodes and chests weren’t very common until the late 19th century. This was because long-distance, intercontinental travel became common (and accessible to the everyday person) around the same time.

When people traveled, they would use a permanent chest of drawers to store away any belongings they didn’t want to take with them. A smaller, portable trunk (or what we better know today as a suitcase) became popular to transport a few outfits on long journeys.

Over time, these chests and trunks became more ornate, both as a sign of wealth for the owner and to double as a decorative piece in the home. Today, while even the simplest antique chests have their own unique charms, the most intricate ones make particularly exceptional statement pieces. To find the perfect fit, you can browse Fireside’s selection of antique commodes.

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