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.
A pair of German exhibition walnut bedside tables, circa 1880, made by C. Prachtel, Berlin, Purveyor to the Empress, the marble topped tables each with a small panelled drawer above an open compartment and a lower cupboard also panelled and embellished wit
A pair of Victorian burr walnut bedside cabinets, 19th century, the cabinets with bullnose edging above three identical drawers each with beaded brass oval plates supporting 'C' scroll handles, simple and refined rounded moulding to the edges and upon a co
A pair of late 19th century Australian huon pine bedside tables, the rectangular tops with slanted edge above four graduated drawers, raised on a plinth base, adapted, 43 cm wide, 54 cm deep, 76 cm high.
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