Learn about Chest of Drawers

Until the mid-19th century, the standard chest had either four long, or three long and two short drawers. Rarely were there any exceptions to this rule. A chest with three drawers, or a series of small upper drawers, purporting to be Georgian, will probably have been converted from a chest-on-chest or tallboy. It is true that the 18th century commode often contain two long deep drawers, but this was a much grander and more decorative piece altogether, intended for drawing rooms, not bedrooms, and in any case was usually made to stand on legs. The standard chest of drawers continued to be made throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries (some Edwardian pine chests even had bracket feet), but variations were introduced during the mid-Victorian period, with some chests having seven or more drawers usually a deep hat drawer and smaller glove compartments. Chests with barley-sugar twist or split bobbin-turned supports date from the mid-19th century.

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Late 19th century French kingwood and marquetry small chest rouge marble top with pierced brass gallery, three drawers on circular tapering legs

A French Louis XV style walnut and floral marquetry bombe shaped two drawer commode with fine ormolu mounts. 190 cm high, 110 cm wide, 60 cm deep

An impressive French Louis XV style bombe shaped kingwood and floral marquetry three drawer commode having fine ormolu mounts and shaped marble top. 96 cm high, 104 cm wide, 44 cm deep

A French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry two drawer marble top commode. 84 cm high, 85 cm wide, 43 cm deep

A French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry decorated bombe shaped commode with shaped marble top. 84 cm high, 72 cm wide, 36 cm deep

A French kingwood, bombe shape, two drawer chest of drawers, with marble top, late 19th century, the internal carcass constructed with oak timber. the drawer fronts decorated with marquetry veneer floral work, bronze ormolu handles and similar bronze decor

A French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry bombe shaped commode with marble top. 85 cm high, 98 cm wide, 45 cm deep.

A French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry decorated commode. 86 cm high, 125 cm wide, 53 cm deep.

A contemporary kingwood and floral marquetry three drawer commode. 84 cm high,115 cm wide, 52 cm deep.

A French late 19th century walnut and floral marquetry bombe shaped two drawer commode, shaped marble top. 83 cm high,65 cm wide,41 cm deep.

A fine French Louis XV style kingwood and marquetry bombe shaped three drawer marble top commode. 81 cm high,115 cm wide,53 cm deep.

A French Louis XV style walnut and floral marquetry bombe shaped two drawer commode with marble top and fine bronze mounts. 90 cm high,116 cm wide,55 cm deep.

A French Louis XV style bombe shaped kingwood and floral marquetry three drawer marble top commode. 92 cm high, 130 cm wide, 60 cm deep.

Vintage French marble topped floral marquetry two drawer commode, approx 84 cm high, 82 cm wide, 42 cm deep

Vintage French marble topped floral marquetry three drawer commode, approx 83 cm high, 75 cm wide, 38 cm deep

A fine walnut and specimen wood marquetry and parquetry commode, Northern Italian, circa 1770 with original enamelled and hexagonal handle detail. 82 cm high, 121 cm wide, 59 cm deep

Fine quality French floral marquetry marble topped commode, approx 91 cm high, 100 cm wide, 45 cm deep

Fine French Louis XV style marble topped floral marquetry two drawer commode, approx 84 cm high, 117 cm wide, 55 cm deep

A Continental marquetry bombe commode chest, early 20th century. 90 cm high, 106 cm wide, 70 cm deep

A fine French transitional walnut and marquetry commode, with a marble top, with two drawers, on tapering legs, with ormolu sabots. 87 cm high, 95 cm long, 45 cm deep

A Louis XV style serpentine top kingwood commode rectangular top above a bombe base with two drawers inlaid with foliate marquetry, the whole with gilt metal mounts, raised on cabriole legs, 100 x 88 x 51 cm

A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted marquetry inlaid marble top commode, French, 20th century, 60 cm high, 105 cm wide, 45 cm deep

Vintage French marble topped floral marquetry three drawer commode, approx 96 cm high, 100 cm wide, 47 cm deep

A French Louis XV style walnut floral marquetry commode, with a marble top, bombe outline, with a shaped marble top above two drawers. 84 cm high, 121 cm wide, 52 cm deep

A French kingwood and marquetry inlaid tall chest, with a marble top, above seven drawers with ormolu mounts. 139 cm high, 58 cm wide, 37 cm deep

Vintage French floral marquetry marble topped bombe commode, 83 cm high, 101 cm wide, 48 cm deep

A pair of transitional style gilt metal mounted marble top Commodes rectangular, each with a marble top above two frieze drawers and two doors centred by foliate marquetry cartouches, 133 x 105 x 51 cm

A French kingwood and marquetry marble top, bombe chest of drawers early 20th century. The chest has two full size drawers and decorated with floral marquetry veneer work, bronze ormolu handles, and similar casting mounts. Height 88.5 cm; width 127 cm; Dep

Antique French marble top inlaid marquetry commode Louis XV bombe commode with fine ormulu mounts and marquetry inlay of vines and flowers with Sienna marble top, measures 69D x 136W x 87H

A French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry commode. The rouge marble top of serpentine form, above two drawers with floral marquetry decoration, gilt bronze handles, sides of bombe outline, with a shaped apron, on cabriole legs with ormolu sabot

A French walnut commode, with a marble top and, below, two drawers with marquetry decoration on tapering legs with ormolu sabots. 67 cm high, 89 cm wide, 45 cm deep

Early French marquetry commode. Marble top above three straight drawers. Floral marquetry decoration (faded). Paw feet. Height 100 cm. Length 145 cm. Diameter 58 cm

A French Louis XV ormolu mounted tulipwood, amaranth and sycamore marquetry commode, circa 1750, the original shaped pale Rouge Royal marble top above two drawers, the inlay depicting a trailing vine, stamped 'Denis', 82 cm high, 100 cm wide, 43 cm deep

A fine Italian walnut and floral marquetry decorated four drawer commode with fine brass handles

A fine Italian marquetry commode in the style of Guiseppe Maggiolini, 18th century, 87 cm high, 123 cm wide and 57 cm deep

A small marble top bombe commode, French, 19th century, finely decorated throughout with central marquetry cartouche and ormolu mounts, 85 cm high, 90 cm wide and 50 cm deep

A Louis XV style marquetry and bronze ormolu, marble top commode. Late 19th century. The chest is a bombe shape with three full size drawers. The sides and drawer fronts are decorated with floral marquetry veneer work, with ormolu rococo style handles, esc

A small William & Mary marquetry chest of drawers, English, 18th century, with central floral trophy to the top and side panels, 80 cm high, 93 cm wide, 55 cm deep. Provenance: National Gallery of Victoria, de-acquisitioned

A Louis XV style marquetry inlaid commode the bombe body with two drawers, inlaid with foliate panels to all sides, marble top, 80 x 89 x 49 cm.

A pair of Louis XV style marquetry inlaid gilt metal mounted commodes each with a variegated marble top, above a bombe base with two drawers, 103.5 x 86 x 53 cm

Impressive French early 20th century Louis XV style floral marquetry inlaid marble topped three drawer commode, 120 cm wide

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