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 rare Australian cedar 'Dunny' commode with makers label 'J.H Dunning, George St, Sydney' and paper label instructions under lid, circa 1870, 99 cm high, 64 cm wide, 70 cm deep

George III mahogany pot cupboard 49 cm wide, 45 cm deep, 87 cm high, the British Antique Dealer's Association seal remnant present

A pair of Georgian style mahogany bedside tables; 70cm high, 51cm wide, 40cm deep

Georgian style bow fronted bedside chest, with glass top and 4 drawers, on squat cabriole legs, 47 cm wide, 77 cm high

A Georgian mahogany bedside table with drawer. 72 cm high, 42 cm wide, 40 cm deep

A George III mahogany night table, circa 1800. The shaped gallery top with pierced handles above a cupboard and pull out fitted commode contained within apron fronted drawer with original salt glaze lidded pot, on square legs, 59.5 cm width x 49.5 cm depth

A George III mahogany bedside table/commode, the upstand tray top with three cut-away handles, the two doors above a single sliding commode section. Minor attention required. 43 cm x 51 cm x 72.5 cm

A George III bedside cabinet/commode, the shaped upstand tray top with three open handles, fine geometric diamond inlaid Tunbridge Ware full front panel above two false drawers as a single slide. 51.5 cm x 45.5 cm x 72.5 cm

A George III mahogany tray top commode, bedside cabinet c.1820. The commode has a two door cupboard over a lower pullout drawer. Height 76 cm; width 59 cm; Depth 46 cm

Georgian mahogany pot cupboard with sliding door over drawer and faux drawer, 56 cm wide, 50 cm deep, 78 cm high

Antique 18th century Italian five drawer walnut commode, approx 100 cm high, 139 cm wide

A pair of Harrods quality reproduction mahogany Georgian commode side cabinets, square form with shaped galleried tray tops, each with a single door set with faux antique leather book spines, raised on square section legs with an internal taper. 49 cm x 45

A Georgian style cream painted two tier bedside table; 69 cm high, 46 cm wide and 43 cm deep

Antique Georgian tray top nightstand with inlaid two doors & faux two drawer base

Antique Georgian tray top nightstand, standing channelled chamfered legs, two doors to the upper and single shaped front drawer below

Antique Georgian tray topped nightstand with a two door top section & pull out drawer below

A Georgian period mahogany tray top bedside cabinet with a single cupboard door and four square section legs, chamfered on the inside, the shaped top with 'handle' on either side. 39 cm x 31 cm x 79 cm

A George III mahogany pot cupboard, English, 18th century. 77 cm high, 44 cm wide, 38 cm deep

A George III mahogany commode/ bedside cabinet, square form with tray gallery type top, fine ribbed tambour door above a single drawer. Square section legs. 48.5 x 45.5 x 78 cm

A fine quality late George III mahogany night table, English, circa 1800 attributed to Gillows of Lancaster 74.3 cm high, 63.5 cm wide, 51 cm deep

Georgian commode. Gallery top, with top drawer and unusual tambour door. Height 79 Depth 45. Width 52

Georgian commode. Gallery top. Retaining sliding lower section. Height 79 Depth 45. Width 52 cm

George III mahogany tray-top night cupboard enclosed by two panel doors with pullout drawer beneath

A George III Hepplewhite commode, with hinged top presently fixed, below two panelled doors and two graduated drawers, on splayed bracket feet. Depth 42 cm. Length 48 cm. Height 73 cm

A George III mahogany bedside commode, the top surmounted by a shaped gallery, below two figured doors with boxwood stringing, on square supports. Width 49 cm. Length 46 cm. Height 76 cm

A Georgian mahogany pot cupboard with hinged lid, shaped apron on square legs

A pair of George III style mahogany bow front bedside chests of drawers. Width 54 cm. Depth 40 cm. Height 70 cm (2)

A pair of George III style mahogany bedside cabinets English, 80 x 49 x 43 cm

A Georgian style mahogany pot cupboard English, circa 1900 80 x 40 cm

A George III mahogany night table, 31 cm square, 73 cm high.

A George III japanned night table, circa 1760, the square top above a pierced frieze and central shelf with drawer above a platform base, raised on square legs, 34 cm squ, 72 cm high. Provenance: John Williams Antiques, 10 March 1978

George III mahogany boxwood strung night stand, c.1790, fitted with a three quarter gallery, leading to a rectangular top and twin tambour slides and a single drawer below, all raised on square turned legs, width 58.5 cm, depth 45.5 cm, height 83 cm

Georgian square formed cedar commode with square tapering legs

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