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 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 small mahogany bedside table of kidney shape with single drawer, French Louis XV style with banded inlay and four tall cabriole legs, the white marble top with gilt metal gallery. Requires polishing. 52 cm x 33 cm x 74 cm
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 pair of Louis XV style mahogany and burr walnut bedside cabinets, each with a serpentine shaped top with a burr walnut strung panel above a single drawer and a panelled cupboard, similarly embellished to the sides, with a shaped apron and raised on cabri
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 mahogany bedside table in the Louis XV style, with a shaped three quarter gallery surrounding a serpentine top with an open compartment below with heart shaped piercings to the sides, a shaped apron and raised on elegant curvaceous legs. Height 78 cm. Wi
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 pair of Edwardian mahogany Adams style bedside tables, each of demi lune form with a frieze drawer decorated with swag marquetry and satinwood banding and stringing. 80 cm high, 50 cm wide, 35 cm deep
A mahogany Napoleon III bedside table, late 1880s, the table with a red and white veined marble inset top above a panelled drawer and an open compartment supported on fluted pillars, a panelled cupboard below with paterae flanked by fluted panels, raised o
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