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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A Jacobian oak three drawer chest, English, 18th century and earlier, 92 cm high, 98 cm wide, 54 cm deep

A Louis XIV style kingwood and fruitwood marquetry gilt metal mounted three drawer commode, 19th century, 85 cm high, 136 cm, 68 cm deep

A Louis XV carved oak three drawer commode with bronze handles, French 18th century, 94 cm high, 129 cm wide, 60 cm deep

A fine & substantial mid 18th century French three-drawer commode, ex. Martin Cooke Antiques, in excellent restored condition, original locks & key, original cabinet hardware intact, 96 x 133 x 67 cm

Fine vintage French figured walnut marble topped three drawer commode, approx 83 cm high, 98 cm wide, 46 cm deep

Vintage French parquetry marble topped three drawer commode, approx 86 cm high, 76 cm wide, 42 cm deep

A walnut three drawer bow front commode with shaped marble top, 88 cm high, 99 cm wide, 46 cm deep

A fine French walnut and floral marquetry serpentine front three drawer marble top commode and bronze mounts

A fine French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry decorated marble top three drawer commode, 89 cm high, 103 cm wide, 47 cm deep

A fine quality French Louis XIV style walnut and floral marquetry decorated bow front three drawer commode with superb iron hardware, 86 cm high, 108 cm wide, 53 cm deep

A superb French kingwood and floral marquetry three drawer marble top commode, 80 cm high, 72 cm long, 40 cm deep

A French Louis XVI style marble top three drawer commode, 81 cm high, 104 cm wide, 47 cm deep

George III mahogany secretaire chest of drawers, c. 1800, the rectangular top above a fall front bureau with pigeon holes and three drawers, height 114 cm width 108 cm depth 50 cm

An early 19th century mahogany military campaign split chest, the upper section with three drawers, the lower section with two drawers, all with recessed brass handles and keyhole escutcheons, raised on squat bun feet. 98.5 cm x 47 cm x 1060. Brought to Ne

Vintage French marble topped three drawer inlaid commode, fitted with bronze handles & mounts, approx 88 cm high, 100 cm wide, 55 cm deep

18th century French walnut serpentine three drawer commode,c.1730, in walnut, the shaped top set above three drawers set with shaped panel reserves, with elegant handles, the whole raised on four cabriole legs, Normandy province, 91 cm x 123 cm x 61 cm

Magnificent 18th century Italian three drawer commode, of rectangular form, beautifully decorated with inlaid reserves and panels depicting rural and village scenes, in local veneers, set with classical brass escutcheons and bail handles, 82 cm x 107 cm x

Vintage French Louis XV style marble topped three drawer commode, approx 81 cm high, 123 cm wide, 51 cm deep

A fine French carved oak commode with marble top, above three drawers flanked by carved pilasters on tapering legs, 91.5 cm high, 127 cm wide, 56 cm deep

A French transitional style walnut commode with marble top, and three drawers with floral marquetry decoration, 87 cm high, 83 cm wide, 46.5 cm deep

A George III mahogany bachelor chest with three drawers with ivory escutcheons on splayed legs. 85 cm high, 83 cm wide, 48 cm deep

A stylish ebonised timber and mirrored glass three drawer commode, French, circa 1940 87.5 cm high, 112 cm wide, 42 cm deep

French style three drawer commode, approx 90 cm high, 130 cm wide, 55 cm deep

A late-18th century commode of three drawers, walnut veneer with decorative geometric boxwood inlays. Tapering square legs., height 102 cm, length 136 cm, depth 62 cm.

An Italian commode of three drawers in walnut, with boxwood inlays. Standing on top tapered square section legs. C. 1830., height 98 cm, length 147 cm, depth 59 cm.

A miniature Jacobean style chest of three drawers, 19th century, 50 cm high, 51 cm wide, 41 cm deep

George III mahogany chest on chest with moulded dentil cornice, two short and three long graduated drawers, the base with brushing slide, three drawers below on bracket feet

A Continental painted three drawer commode with rectangular marble top. 91 cm high, 103 cm wide, 60 cm deep.

A fine Louis XV style late 19th century commode, of serpentine outline with marble a top above three drawers with floral marquetry on tapering legs with ormolu sabots. 90 cm high, 114 cm wide, 55 cm deep.

A European serpentine fronted oak three drawer chest of drawers, 18th century, 80 cm high, 92 cm wide, 44 cm deep

A Louis XV palisander commode, 18th century, with a rouge de Languedoc serpentine marble top above three drawers of conforming profile decorated with broad feather and crossbanded veneers utilising the vigorous figuration of the timber, a shaped apron and

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

An Anglo Indian teak secretaire campaign chest, late 19th century, with brass fittings and carry handles, the central fall front drawer enclosing pigeon holes and drawers, flanked by short drawers above lower section of three drawers, 107 width x 51.5 dept

A French Louis XV style kingwood serpentine front three drawer marble top commode with fine ormolu mounts. 81 cm high, 124 cm wide, 49 cm deep

A French Louis XVI style walnut three drawer commode with marble top. 90 cm high, 130 cm wide, 51 cm deep

A 19th century Dutch walnut and marquetry three drawer commode, of compact proportions, decorated overall with floral inlaid panels, 81 x 42 x 32 cm

A carved walnut and marquetry three-drawer chest, Italian 17th century, 90 cm high, 77 cm wide, 37 cm deep

A dark walnut Continental bombe commode, the three drawers with convex and concave fronts, with a top with serpentine moulded edge; raised on ball and claw feet. 102 cm x 60 cm x 80 cm

French floral marquetry three drawer commode, bronze mounts, approx 85 cm high, 110 cm wide, 55 cm deep

A French Louis XV style walnut bombe shaped three drawer marble top commode. 88 cm high, 112 cm wide, 51 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

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