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 pair of inlaid kingwood Louis XVI style bedside tables, late 19th to early 20th century, the tables inlaid to the top with an arrangement of instruments in blonde timbers above three small drawers with bordered floral inlay, similarly decorated to the si

A pair of fruitwood provincial bedside cabinets, 20th century, with mitre framed tops above two drawers with metal pull handles, chamfered corners, serpentine aprons and raised on curvaceous tapering legs. Height 66 cm. Width 61 cm. Depth 51 cm

A pair of French kingwood cross banded three drawer marble top bedside chests. 75 cm high.

A pair of French Empire style painted commode with faux marble top above two drawers with carved trophies of war, 20th century, 76 cm high, 68 cm wide, 47 cm deep

A French oak bedside chest. 69 cm high, 48 cm wide, 30 cm deep

A pair of French kingwood and floral marquetry decorated three drawer bedside chests. 71 cm high

Pair of French style ormolu mounted bedside chests, 31 cm wide, 74 cm high

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

An early twentieth century cedar bedside cabinet having three drawers, turned pillasters on bun feet 74 cm high, 64 cm wide x 45 cm deep

A Continental mahogany floral marquetry decorated bedside chest. 82 cm high, 65 cm wide, 40 cm deep.

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

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

Pair of American mahogany bedside chests 71 cm wide, 43 cm deep, 79 cm high approx

A pair of fruitwood bedside tables in the Louis XV manner, early 20th century, each with a small shaped gallery to a gently bowed front, three drawers with metal knob handles and pierced plates and raised on elegant slender cabriole legs. Height 73 cm. Wid

A cherrywood bedside cabinet in the Louis XV style, mid 20th century, with a low three quarter gallery surrounding a shaped top with three shallow drawers below with recessed panels, a shaped apron and raised on cabriole legs. Height 68 cm. Width 43 cm. De

A pair of inlaid mahogany bedside cabinets, with Louis XV influence, the cabinets with extended tops above three drawers each with pairs of tassel drop brass pulls, profusely decorated throughout with satinwood garlands, ribbons and floral scrolls and rais

A pair of French Kingwood marquetry inlaid two drawer bedside chests, having shaped marble tops and ormolu mounts. 73 cm high, 33 cm long, 33 cm depth

Pair of vintage mahogany bedside chests 40.5 cm wide, 48 cm deep, 64 cm high

A French burr walnut marble top bedside cabinet, c.1880-1910, having three drawers and single door centre cupboard, with gilt metal ormolu mounts. Height 82 cm; top: 44 x 36 cm

A pair of Louis XVI style painted bedside cabinets, each with a marble top, above three drawers on fluted tapering legs. 71 cm high, 40 cm wide, 30 cm deep

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 pair of cherry wood Louis XV style bedside cabinets, mid 20th century, each with serpentine parquetry tops above three shallow panelled drawers with foliate handles, a shaped apron and raised on slender cabriole legs with prominent knees and petite scrol

Pair of French style bedside chests, 53 cm wide, 71 cm high

A pair of French Louis XVI-style bedside chests, each with an alabaster top and, below, two drawers with parquetry decoration on tapering square legs. 50 cm high, 60 cm wide, 30 cm deep

Pair 19th century Louis XV style bedside tables. Marble topped, bombe shape, each containing three drawers. (veneer losses). Height 65 cm. Width 55 cm. Diameter 36 cm. (each)

A fine pair of French kingwood bedside tables, with a marble top and two drawers

A superb pair of French walnut bedside chests, each with a rouge marble top, above a carved panel door and drawers. 97 cm high, 57 cm wide, 44 cm deep

A impressive French Louis XV style commode, of serpentine outline, with a marble top, above two drawers with ormolu mounts

A pair of kingwood bedside cabinets in the Louis XV manner. Later 20th century, the bombe commode style cabinets with shaped marble tops above three inlaid drawers, the sides similarly decorated, having a shaped apron and edging and well decorated with gil

Antique mahogany lift top commode faux chest of drawers

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 French walnut bedside tables. Each with a marble top within a brass gallery, above two drawers, on bulbous legs. 67 cm high, 39.5 cm wide, 26 cm deep.

A French Louis XV walnut marquetry bedside table, the top with satinwood floral marquetry and gallery edge, above three drawers, on high cabriole legs. 78 cm high, 38 cm wide.

A pair of French kingwood bedside cabinets. Each with a scalloped outline, with three drawers, on cabriole legs with ormolu sabots. 72 cm high, 42 cm wide, 31 cm deep.

A French floral marquetry bedside table, the top of serpentine outline, bombe shape with two drawers, on high cabriole legs with ormolu sabots. 70 cm high, 39 cm wide, 31 cm deep.

A French walnut bedside chest, the gallery edge with an inset marble top, above three shaped drawers, on high cabriole legs with ormolu sabots. 76 cm high, 30 cm wide, 28 cm deep.

A pair of French walnut bedside chests. Each with a black marble top, above six drawers, with a carved apron, on short cabriole legs. 98 cm high, 44 cm wide, 38 cm deep.