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 late 19th century Continental fruitwood bedside cabinet, plain, almost square section with thumbnail moulded top, panelled sides and back, a single drawer above a panelled cupboard door with shaped apron between the front feet. 45 cm x 40 cm x 97 cm
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 pair of Victorian flame mahogany bedside cabinets, second half 19th century, the pillar style bedside cabinets, with four cockbeaded drawers each with pairs of timber knop pull handles, the top drawers with brass locks, raised on slightly extended plinth
A kingwood and mixed timber commode in the Louis XV manner, late 19th century to early 20th century, the bombe commode having a richly mottled brown red and grey serpentine marble top above two drawers with a striking sunburst feather banded parquetry desi
A pair of Victorian bedside cabinets, second half 19th century, the slender pedestal form cabinets each having a thumbnail edge top above a single long cupboard door with curved edges and an arched fielded panel, opening to a bank of four drawers with roco
A pair of French mahogany and gilt bronze bedside cabinets, later 19th century, in the Louis XVI manner, the lunette shaped cabinets each having green and white flecked marble tops with fold down flaps, with three framed drawers with laurel wreath ring han
A French oak bedside table in the Louis XIII manner, late 19th century, the table with an inset white marble top with a shallow drawer and a panelled cupboard with a relief carved scroll and floral motif, raised on barley twist legs to a stepped base and b
A Victorian walnut bedside cabinet, 19th century, of simple rectangular form with curved edges, a raised shaped low back and a single arch panelled door over a plinth base. Height 81 cm. Width 38.5 cm. Depth 35 cm
A Victorian oak bedside cabinet, in quarter-cut oak crossbanded to the top, panelled to the door with flamed veneered timber framed by a reed of Tunbridge ribbon inlay and with further figured timber inlays to the canted corners and plinth base. 40 cm x 35
A Victorian walnut bedside cabinet, 19th century, in rich tones with good figuration, having a stepped extended top with rounded corners above a single panelled door with moulded framing and decorative cross banding, a turned knob handle and raised on a co
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
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