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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  • English 19th Century Painted Pine Console of Drawers

    $3,500.00

    19.63"H x 94.50"W x 12.25"D

    Dimensions: 19-⅝”H x 94-½”W x 12-¼”D

    This amazing console case piece is composed of 14 drawers for tons of organized storage space. The painted solid pine has gained a wonderful patina and gives the whole a great rustic look. Each drawer is fixed with a simply turned, wooden pull that easily slides in and out. Brackets on the back for hanging will need to be lined up correctly with wall studs to ensure it’s sufficiently supported. Make sure to view all of the photographs to get a closer look at the details. C. 1870

  • French 19th Century Empire Commode

    $4,995.00

    36"H x 47.25"W x 22.75"D

    Dimensions: 36”H x 47-¼”W x 22-¾”D

    A handsome Empire style walnut commode from 19th century France, topped with a striking piece of antique white marble. The apron contains a flush drawer without any hardware. A bank of three main drawers each feature a pair of circular cast brass pulls for easy access and a floral escutcheon. No keys are present. Column forms with brass capitals and bases flank the drawers. The whole is raised on bullet shaped feet. The vibrant walnut and marble have gained a great patina over the last decades.

  • French 18th Century Bombe Commode

    $6,200.00

    34"H x 62"W x 24"D

    Dimensions: 34”H x 62”W x 24”D

    This French bombe chest from the 1780’s is a unique find. Fixed with the original red-ocher, shaped marble top with a molded edge. A very small, older repair to one of the marbles’ corners is barely visible. This commode’s mixed woods are beautifully displayed on all three drawers and both sides. There are book-matched details throughout the piece, giving it wonderful symmetry. Incredible brass folate inspired ormolu pulls and escutcheons elegantly complement the overall design. A shaped bottom drawer and cabriole legs are classic elements of bombe commodes and chests from this period. Make sure to view the detailed elements for a better look at its wonderful antique condition.

  • English Georgian Bow Front Chest | Desk

    $6,500.00

    42.75"H x 47"W x 24"D

    Dimensions: 42-¾”H x 47”W x 24”D

    An impressive English Georgian mahogany chest that stands out from the rest. Well taken care of over its lifetime and ready for its next generation of owners. The top two drawers disguise as the drop down desk which conceals 10 drawers and 5 open cavities all for organizing your correspondence. A gently worn leather top is present, the ideal material for writing letters. Brass hardware is found on all the drawer fronts and makes the chest easy to use on a daily basis. Equipment with ample storage, this desk / chest is a great addition to any interior. Be sure to view the detailed images.

  • 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 Empire Commode

    $4,500.00

    38"H x 46.75"W x 22.38"D

    Dimensions: 38”H x 46-¾”W x 22-⅜”D

    This French 19th century commode features fantastic Empire style elements. Topped with a removable piece of black fossil marble that features a few worn nicks around its outer edge. All three bookmatched mahogany drawers feature matching cast brass ormolu escutcheons depicting a pair of griffins supporting a flowering vase. One key is included for all three functioning locks, which serves as the drawers’ pull. Tapered rectangular columns on each side showcase a detailed female bust on top and human feet at the bottom. The whole is supported with ornate claw shaped front feet. Make sure to take a look at the detailed pictures for a closer view of all the unique elements.

  • Scandinavian 19th Century Satinwood Commode | Desk

    $5,995.00

    43.13"H x 45.25"W x 21"D

    Dimensions: 43-⅛”H x 45-¼”W x 21”D

    A stunning Scandinavian commode with a fold-down secretary desk housed in its top drawer. The top is in great condition with miniscule visible wear. Although narrow, the apron features a pediment with an ebonized triangle to accentuate the shape. You can see the attention to detail when the top drawer front is opened to reveal the secretary work space, finished in bird’s eye maple. A pair of small brass buttons on the interior operates the top release. 13 drawers of varying size provide an abundance of organizational space. Diminutive ivory pulls are fixed to each drawer as well as a decorative gallery with ivory supports showcased in the center. A bank of three drawers with ebinozided receded diamonds with a key hole in the center. All four locks are functioning- one key is included. More recessed ebonized shapes flank the drawers and compliment the vibrant satinwood. When the desk is open the maximum depth is 31-¼” and the work surface is 33”H. This versatile piece is in wonderful antique condition and makes a sophisticated statement in any space- make sure to view the detail images to get a close look at its great piece.

  • 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.

  • Dutch 19th Century Oak Chest of Drawers

    $3,200.00

    39.13"H x 43.13"W x 21.38"D

    Dimensions: 39-⅛”H x 43-⅛”W x 21-⅜”D

    A handsome Dutch chest of drawers from the 19th century. Crafted from oak, it’s gained a fine patina over the years and is in wonderful antique condition. This bow front chest contains five drawers, all of which have been recently cleaned and easily open with their decorative oval bail pulls. No keys are included for this piece. Add a great amount of storage to any space without sacrificing style. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer view of the current condition.

  • Swedish 19th Century Painted Chest

    $12,500.00

    30.75"H x 35.50"W x 18.25"D

    Dimensions: 30-¾”H x 35-½”W x 18-¼”D

    This eye-catching Gustavian chest from the 19th century is the perfect pop of color in any space. Still sporting its original finish, the worn blue paint has acquired a fantastic patina over the decades. The breakfront body gives a unique depth to the chest. The top features a unique molded edge and a relief carved apron. Three drawers feature a pair of cast brass drop ring pulls that contrast the finish perfectly. Chamfered, fluted details on each corner. Shapely feet raise the whole. On the back of the piece there is a sticker with the furniture makers names and the name of the area it originated- Mariefred, a small municipality in Sweden. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this gorgeous chest of drawers!

  • Swedish 19th Century Satinwood Chest

    $4,595.00

    45.75"H x 41.38"W x 20.13"D

    Dimensions: 45-¾”H x 41-⅜”W x 20-⅛”D

    This stunning chest of drawers from the 1800’s Sweden is a showstopper in any space. Crafted from gorgeous bookmatched satinwood, each drawer front features a detailed escutcheon plate carved from bone. The top drawer houses four smaller drawers within, all fixed with round ivory pulls. Each drawer has a functioning lock- one key is included for all. Recently cleaned and polished with French wax paste- the deep drawers easily open. Rounded corners and a wonderfully scalloped apron soften some of the hard lines and add an air of effortless sophistication to the chest. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!

  • 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.

  • French 19th Century Mahogany Bedside Chest

    $1,685.00

    28.88"H x 23.38"W x 11.75"D

    Dimensions: 28-⅞”H x 23-⅜”W x 11-¾”D

    This charming mahogany bedside table was crafted in France, circa 1870. 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!

  • 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 Louis Philippe Style Commode | Desk

    $4,995.00

    39"H x 52"W x 23"D

    Dimensions: 39”H x 52”W x 23”D

    A stunning Louis Philippe style mahogany commode with a fold-down secretary desk housed in its top drawer. Its gray and charcoal marble top has rounded front corners and a fantastic visual texture, complimented by its exceptional mahogany finish. The drawer fronts are bookmatched, making a striking and symmetrical mahogany pattern. The top drawer / desk unit does not lock. You can see the attention to detail when the top drawer front is opened to reveal the secretary work space, finished in bird’s eye maple. A small brass button to the left operates the top release. The drawer front folds down, creating a work surface topped in black leather with gold tooling detail around the perimeter. Four drawers with knobs and a pigeon hole for storage are found inside the secretary. A bank of three drawers can be found below, with the top lock not functioning, and the lower two in working order. Hidden at the bottom of this piece is a large drawer, pulled open by placing your hand just below the front edge of the lower apron. Check out our detailed photos to see all of the antique’s interesting features.

  • 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!

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    French 19th Century Directoire Inlay Commode

    $3,200.00

    30.75"H x 44.50"W x 17.75"D

    Dimensions: 30-¾”H x 44-½”W x 17-¾”D

    This wonderful commode was made circa 1830 in France. The gray marble top is full of beautiful veining and in great antique condition. The craftsmanship of the inlay is of wonderful quality. The light and dark shades of wood create an illusion of panels and depth. Three drawers feature a pair of circular drop ring pulls and matching decorative escutcheons. Keys are not included however all the drawers have been cleaned and easily open using the hardware. Sturdy, tapered feet support the whole; brass sabots are featured on the front legs. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the condition and unique inlay design throughout.

  • French 19th Century Walnut Empire Commode

    $4,500.00

    34.88"H x 51.38"W x 22.38"D

    Dimensions: 34-⅞”H x 51-⅜”W x 22-⅜”D

    A dignified Empire commode from 19th century France, circa 1850. A unique slab of gray and white marble tops the beautiful patinated walnut base. A hidden drawer without hardware, sits flush at the top of the commode. Flanking the bank of drawers are columns with decorative brass capitals and bases, typical of the Empire style. The ornate hardware throughout is quite unusual and unique. The three main drawers are each fixed with a pair of intricate floral drop ring pulls. Two of the drawers feature the original wreath-form escutcheons; the middle drawer escutcheon has been replaced. All drawers have been cleaned and slide open smoothly. No keys are included with this commode, however the drawer pulls made this commode very easy to use. Bullet shaped feet elevate the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the condition and great patina.

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    French 19th Century Demilune Commode

    $950.00

    28.63"H x 24.25"W x 14"D

    Dimensions: 28-⅝”H x 24-¼”W x 14”D

    This charming mahogany demilune commode is made in the style of Louis XVI from 19th century France. The top is beautiful white marble with a pierced brass gallery. Three drawers with thumbnail carving are all fixed with brass pulls that feature floral petal details. Turned legs with brass sabot feet support the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the condition.

  • French 19th Century Empire Commode

    $4,500.00

    35.13"H x 52"W x 25.75"D

    Dimensions: 35-⅛”H x 52”W x 25-¾”D

    Four total drawers compose this dignified Empirically-styled mahogany commode. This case piece is topped in black / charcoal-colored fossil marble that, along with the body, has patinated wonderfully over the decades. A hidden drawer, free of any hardware, resides in the commode’s apron. It features six premade sections, for not only a bit more storage, but nice organization as well. Iconic of the Empire style, two columns flank the bank of drawers, each having decorative brass capitals and bases. Cast brass ornamentation graces the commode’s pulls, incorporating a floral bouquet into their centers. Brass can also be found in the bird-head and overflowing floral basket escutcheons. There is no key needed or included with this piece. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.

  • English 19th Century Chest with Fish Decoupage

    $5,200.00

    43"H x 41"W x 20"D

    Dimensions: 43-½”H x 41”W x 20-¼”D

    A playful twist on an antique pine chest of drawers. Recently painted black with a fish decoupage design. This chest will add a whimsical flair to any room in your house, especially a bedroom as there is plenty of storage inside its five drawers all with turned wooden knobs. All drawers are clean and in smooth, working order.

  • English 19th Century Chest with Fish Decoupage

    $5,200.00

    44"H x 41"W x 19"D

    Dimensions: 44-¾”H x 41”W x 19-¼”D

    A playful twist on an antique pine chest of drawers. Recently painted black with a fish decoupage design. This chest will add a whimsical flair to any room in your house, especially a bedroom as there is plenty of storage inside its five drawers all with turned wooden knobs. All drawers are clean and in smooth, working order.

  • 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.

  • English 19th Century Chest with Fish Decoupage Motif

    $5,800.00

    47.75"H x 47.63"W x 21.75"D

    Dimensions: 47-3/4″H x 47-5/8″W x 21-3/4”D

    A playful twist on an antique pine chest of drawers. Recently painted black with a fish decoupage design. This chest will add a whimsical flair to any room in your house, especially a bedroom as there is plenty of storage inside its five drawers, all with round brass pulls. All drawers are clean and in smooth, working order.

  • English 19th Century Chest with Fish Decoupage Motif

    $5,500.00

    44"H x 42.13"W x 21.88"D

    Dimensions: 44” H x 42-⅛”W x 21-⅞”D

    A playful twist on an antique pine chest of drawers. Recently painted black with a fish decoupage design. This chest will add a whimsical flair to any room in your house, especially a bedroom as there is plenty of storage inside its five drawers all with turned wooden knobs. All drawers are clean and in smooth, working order.

  • English 19th Century Chest with Fish Decoupage Motif

    $5,800.00

    46.75"H x 45.63"W x 18.88"D

    Dimensions: 46-¾”H x 45-⅝”W x 18-⅞”D

    A playful twist on an antique pine chest of drawers. Recently painted black with a fish decoupage design. This chest will add a whimsical flair to any room in your house, especially a bedroom as there is plenty of storage inside its five drawers all with turned wooden knobs. All drawers are clean and in smooth, working order.

  • 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.

  • French Early-19th Century Empire Walnut Commode

    $4,850.00

    36.25"H x 44.875"W x 23.375"D

    Dimensions: 36-1/4″H x 44-7/8″W x 23-3/8″D

    This handsome period Empire four-drawer walnut commode is from France, c. 1815, and features a white-veined grey marble top over an apron drawer with a gilt-bronze pull above three recessed drawers, each with gilt-bronze drawer pulls and escutcheons, all flanked by with ball-turned caps and gilt-bronze collars and columnar feet. This commode would be especially stunning in an entry or hallway!

  • English 17th Century Charles II Oak Chest of Drawers

    $7,595.00

    46.5"H x 46.5"W x 23.5"D

    Dimensions: 46-1/2″H x 46-1/2″W x 23-1/2″D

    An extraordinary oak chest of drawers from the mid-17th century, England. Remarkable craftsmanship was employed when making this amazing piece. Wonderfully carved details can be found all over this antique chest. Above the top two drawers are carved dentil embellishments, while the door and drawer fronts have been dressed with panels carved with a geometric design. The six knobs are carved into an octagonal shape. The two large doors open to reveal two more large drawers, each outfitted with their original iron ring pulls. An incredible piece, that is in astonishing condition, given its young, spry age of nearly 370 years.

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.

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