Learn about Bedside Cabinets

Small cupboards, usually square or rectangular though sometimes round, designed to stand one on either side of a bed. They have been made since the 18th century, but true pairs are very difficult to find. In a genuine pair, the doors should be hinged on different sides, so that the cupboard opened away from the bedside. Small chests of drawers were also made as bedside pieces. Pairs of French bedside cupboards are much more common than English or Australian pairs, which even when part of a bedroom suite, were only made as singles. Most Victorian or Edwardian pairs of bedside cupboards that come on to the market, have been made up from the pedestals of pedestal dressing tables of the period, but due to demand the fact that they are not original does not diminish their value.

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A pair of French walnut inlaid marble top bedside cabinets. 80 cm high, 46 cm wide, 37 cm deep.

A fine French Louis XV style walnut and floral marquetry three drawer oval bedside cabinet. 72 cm high, 43 cm wide, 31 cm deep.

A pair of French kingwood cross banded three drawer marble top bedside chests. 75 cm high.

A pair of French walnut floral marquetry three drawer bedside tables. 73 cm high.

A pair of French walnut and marble topped bedside cabinets with brass gallery. 70 cm high.

A pair of French oak and marble top bedside cabinets. 82 cm high.

French carved walnut marble topped nightstand, approx 75 cm high

Two antique French Louis XV style marble topped nightstands, each approx 86 cm high (2)

A pair of ebonised and brass mounted three-tier bedside tables, French, circa 1920 69 cm high, 46 cm square

Antique French parquetry marble topped nightstand, approx 90 cm high

Vintage French marble topped parquetry transitional style three drawer commode, fitted with bronze mounts, 88 cm high, 100 cm wide, 48 cm D

Fine antique French floral marquetry inlaid single door nightstand, brass banded top, with bronze mounts, 76 cm high, 52 cm wide, 34 cm D (A/F marble lining)

A pair of French Louis XV style bedside cabinets with ormolu mounts and black marble tops, late 19th century, 110 cm high, 52 cm wide, 37 cm deep

A pair of Louis XV style oak bedside tables, early 20th century. the tables with plain timber tops to serpentine stepped edges above a single shallow drawer and an open compartment, fielded panels to the sides, a shaped apron, and raised on cabriole legs w

A small Louis XV style oak bedside table, early 20th century. the plain top with bullnose edging above a single shallow drawer with a recessed panel to an open compartment and cupboard below with a shaped relief carved panel, a curvaceous apron and raised

French Henri II marble topped nightstand, 88 cm high, 40 cm wide, 33 cm deep

A pair of Louis XV style parquetry bedside tables, 20th century, each with brass mounts (2)

Pair of French Louis XV style marble topped parquetry nightstands, each approx 74 cm high

A pair of French Empire style painted commode with faux marble top above two drawers with carved trophies of war, 20th century, 76 cm high, 68 cm wide, 47 cm deep

A French oak bedside chest. 69 cm high, 48 cm wide, 30 cm deep

A pair of French Louis XV style walnut cross banded three drawer bedside cabinets. 73 cm high, 40 cm wide, 32.5 cm deep

A fine pair of French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry single drawer bedside cabinets. 75 cm high, 30 cm wide, 28 cm deep

A French walnut and floral marquetry three drawer bedside cabinet. 74 cm high, 37 cm wide, 30 cm deep

A fine pair of French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry decorated three drawer bedside cabinets with shaped marble tops. 73 cm high, 43 cm wide, 27 cm deep

A pair of French palisander two tier bedside tables. 50 cm high, 40 cm wide, 60 cm deep

A French Empire style mahogany and marble top bedside cabinet. 77 cm high, 44 cm wide, 40 cm deep

A French walnut three drawer bedside cabinet with marble top. 81 cm high, 41 cm wide, 34 cm deep

A French walnut and floral marquetry bedside cabinet. 77 cm high, 47.5 cm wide, 38 cm deep

A French single door bedside cabinet. 85 cm high, 38 cm wide, 32 cm deep

A fine pair of French kingwood and floral marquetry marble top bedside cabinets. 76 cm high

A pair of French kingwood and floral marquetry decorated three drawer bedside chests. 71 cm high

Antique French faux bamboo and painted nightstand, approx 85 cm high

Pair of French style ormolu mounted bedside chests, 31 cm wide, 74 cm high

A fine mahogany and marble Louis XVI bedside table, later 19th century, the oval table with a mottled beige inset marble top, a small single drawer with a recessed panel above a conforming white porcelain lined cupboard, and raised upon long slender and ta

A small mahogany bedside table of kidney shape with single drawer, French Louis XV style with banded inlay and four tall cabriole legs, the white marble top with gilt metal gallery. Requires polishing. 52 cm x 33 cm x 74 cm

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