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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English 17th Century Charles II Oak Chest of Drawers

$7,595.00

Dimensions 46.5 H x 46.5 W x 23.5 D (in)

English 18th Century George II Style Apprentice Chest

$2,150.00

Dimensions 18.5 H x 12.25 W x 7.63 D (in)

English 18th Century Jacobean Oak Chest of Drawers

$5,995.00

Dimensions 19 H x 34.375 W x 33.375 D (in)

English 19th Century Chest with Fish Decoupage Motif

$5,800.00

Dimensions 46.75 H x 45.63 W x 18.88 D (in)

English 19th Century Chest with Fish Decoupage Motif

$5,500.00

Dimensions 44 H x 42.13 W x 21.88 D (in)

English 19th Century Painted Pine Chest

$3,895.00

Dimensions 44.875 H x 42.25 W x 21.254 D (in)

French 18th Century Fruitwood Commode with Marble Top

$8,750.00

Dimensions 32.25 H x 40.25 W x 19.88 D (in)

French 18th Century Painted Parisian Commode

$7,800.00

Dimensions 31.5 H x 49.88 W x 25.25 D (in)

French 18th Century Walnut Commode

$12,500.00

Dimensions 37 H x 50.25 W x 24.75 D (in)

French 18th Century Walnut Petrin

$3,400.00

Dimensions 31.88 H x 42 W x 20.38 D (in)

French 19th Century Directoire Commode

$3,250.00

Dimensions 34.13 H x 43 W x 19.13 D (in)

French 19th Century Empire Commode

$6,495.00

Dimensions 36.13 H x 53.88 W x 24.25 D (in)

French 19th Century Empire Commode

$4,200.00

Dimensions 37.25 H x 45.25 W x 20.25 D (in)

French 19th Century Empire Commode

$4,995.00

Dimensions 37.88 H x 53.25 W x 23.75 D (in)

French 19th Century Louis Philippe Commode

$2,995.00

Dimensions 37.5 H x 51 W x 23.63 D (in)

French 19th Century Louis Philippe Commode Secretary

$4,500.00

Dimensions 38 H x 49.63 W x 21.88 D (in)

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Commode | Vanity

$2,995.00

Dimensions 40 H x 50.5 W x 23.625 D (in)

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Commode

$5,650.00

Dimensions 32 H x 46.13 W x 20.75 D (in)

French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Commode

$3,450.00

Dimensions 33.63 H x 44.88 W x 19.25 D (in)

French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Commode

$2,650.00

Dimensions 27.25 H x 38.25 W x 18.88 D (in)

French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Commode

$3,200.00

Dimensions 31.13 H x 37 W x 19 D (in)

French 19th Century Mahogany Chest

$1,950.00

Dimensions 31.63 H x 28.38 W x 15.63 D (in)

French 19th Century Mahogany Louis Philippe Commode

$2,750.00

Dimensions H x W x D (in)

French 19th Century Marble-Top Inlaid Commode

$2,500.00

Dimensions 34.25 H x 47.25 W x 20.5 D (in)

French 19th Century Oak Serpentine Chest

$4,500.00

Dimensions 57.25 H x 22 W x 15.38 D (in)

French 19th Century Pair of Louis Philippe Commode / Vanities

$12,995.00

Dimensions 35.75 H x 50.25 W x 22.38 D (in)

French 19th Century Walnut Semainier

$4,995.00

Dimensions 59.25 H x 37.5 W x 15.5 D (in)

French Early-19th Century Empire Walnut Commode

$4,850.00

Dimensions 36.25 H x 44.875 W x 23.375 D (in)

French Parisian 18th Century Marble Top Commode

$15,500.00

Dimensions 32 H x 37.75 W x 21 D (in)

French Parisian 18th Century Walnut Commode

$5,200.00

Dimensions 34 H x 50.25 W x 23.75 D (in)

Pair of French Style Bedside Cabinets

$4,400.00

Dimensions 31.63 H x 25 W x 19 D (in)

Pair of Italian Painted Chests

$4,995.00

Dimensions 32.75 H x 22.13 W x 16.5 D (in)

Reproduction Swedish Style Three-Drawer Bureau | Chest of Drawers

$1,375.00

Dimensions 31.5 H x 26 W x 15.63 D (in)

Reproduction Swedish Style Three-Drawer Bureau | Chest of Drawers

$1,375.00

Dimensions 31.5 H x 26 W x 15.63 D (in)

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 commodes and chests have their own unique charms, the most intricate ones make particularly exceptional statement pieces. You can browse Fireside’s selection of antique commodes and chests to find the perfect fit.