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Gordon Bunshaft Architectural Chest of Drawers
By Florence Knoll, Gordon Bunshaft, De Coene
Located in Dronten, NL
Teak chest of drawers with chrome recessed pulls, designed by Gordon Bunschaft and manufactured by De Coene for the Belgium Lambert Bank, circa 1960. The credenza features seven draw...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chrome

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H 26.58 in. W 47.25 in. D 19.69 in.
Mid-Century Modern Architectural Scene High Italian Chest of Drawers
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Architectural Scene High Italian Chest of Drawers European
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Vintage 1950s Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Chest of Drawers Chest Commode Architectural Facade Enclosed Renaissance Cedar
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A museum quality, English, Late-Renaissance, cedar enclosed chest of drawers with exceptional snakewood, walnut & oak with an architectural or façade front This is the most sophis...
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Antique Early 17th Century European Renaissance Commodes and Chests of D...

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Cedar

19th Century Biedermeier Ebonized Architectural Conical Chest of Drawers
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Architectural conical chest of drawers, ebonized wood with brass lists and white opal glass in the filling. A very elegant chest of drawers. Denmark, approx. 1830. This chest of draw...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Berlin Architectural Biedermeier Flame Birch Chest of Drawers with Ebony Inlay
Located in Charleston, SC
This 19th Century German Biedermeier chest with its classical architecture of doric pediments, and columns has a regal sophistication. The classic proportions and birch root veneer w...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Birch, Ebony

Architectural 1920s French Oak Cabinet
Located in East Hampton, NY
This extraordinary Industrial oak cabinet with all original painted black metal pulls. This cabinet has a petrified stone top with wonderful details. Black metal base floater - 4 ext...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

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H 34 in. W 63.75 in. D 26.25 in.
19th Century Architectural Plan, Collector's Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century architectural plan, collector's cabinet features multiple shallow drawers perfect for keeping a large inventory of blueprints and sketches in perfect organization! Also ...
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Antique 1890s French Industrial Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Classic Architectural Mid-Century Modern Step End Tables with Drawers by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of Classic Mid-Century Modern step end tables with drawers by Lane. Blond mahogany retains they're original finish in usable condition, minor water spot to tops, would be fabulo...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Brass

Vintage Fornasetti Style Chest Commode Cabinet Architectural Drawers Dresser
By Fornasetti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Amazing Fornasetti Style three drawer chest. The building style windows and architectural trim are three and four dimensional including incredible moulding on the sides.
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Unusual Architectural Mid-Century Modern Chest of Drawers
Located in Essex, MA
An unusual, architectural mid-century chest of drawers in light mahogany, the 5 graduated drawer fronts with graphic, decorative incised fine-lined grid overall, each with handleles...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Unique Architectural Chest by Eugene Schoen
By Schmieg & Kotzian, Eugene Schoen
Located in New York, NY
Produced by the very high end cabinet makers Schmieg & Kotzian for a private commission. Matched rosewood veneer, 6 drawers, with Schoen's signature non-hardware drawer pulls. Lowe...
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Vintage 1930s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Architectural Hand-Painted Commode in the Fornasetti Manner
Located in New York, NY
Architectural hand-painted commode in the Fornasetti Manner. This commode features six drawers.
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20th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Bedroom Cabinets & Nightstands, 1960s Italian Walnut & Architectural Bronze
By Minoru Yamasaki, Gio Ponti
Located in Dallas, TX
This set was purchased from a Minoru Yamasaki house in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. It was part of the original installation from the 1960s. There is a good chance that the pieces were...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Vienna Postmodern Architectural Furniture 1983 by Architect Michael Wieser
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Vienna Postmodern architectural furniture, 1983 by Architect Michael Wieser, he made is adjucation by Viennese Professor Roland Rainer in Vienna, 1970.
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Vintage 1980s Austrian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Architectural Diamond Front Dresser in the manner of Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Stamford, CT
A modern dresser featuring an embossed diamond shaped front newly refinished in a dark walnut tone. Exquisite lines are very reminiscent of Vladimir Kagan's work. Nine drawers provi...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Mid-century Painted Store Counter with 20 Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-century painted store counter features no less than 20 drawers, and an intriguing design that includes a rounded end perfect for a more modern decor, plus the added benefit of no...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Architectural Elements

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Wood, Pine

Pair of Architectural Mid-Century Modern Cerused Chests
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Architectural Mid-Century Modern cerused chests of drawers or commodes.
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20th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

'Palladiana' Architectural Chest of Drawers by Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in London, GB
No. 5 / 10, 2018 Handsome architectural design in black on a white ground, the pattern applied by lithographic transfer under high gloss lacquer finish. The top of the chest of draw...
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2010s Italian Cabinets

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Lacquer

Architectural Drawers For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of architectural drawers is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct architectural drawers — often made from wood, metal and oak — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of architectural drawers available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Architectural drawers are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Arts and Crafts and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Architectural drawers have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Eugene Schoen, Fornasetti and Lane Furniture are consistently popular.

How Much are Architectural Drawers?

Architectural drawers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $6,608, while the lowest priced sells for $1,580 and the highest can go for as much as $25,542.

Finding the Right Commodes and Chests of Drawers for You

Is it a commode or a chest of drawers?

Commode is the French term for a low chest of drawers, but it is also sometimes used to denote a piece with a particularly intricate design. The commode dates to circa 1700 France, where it was used as an alternative to a taller cabinet piece so as to not obscure paneled, mirrored or tapestried walls. Coffers, or chests, which were large wooden boxes with hinged lids and sometimes stood on ball feet, preceded chests of drawers, a fashionable cabinet furnishing that garnered acclaim for its obvious storage potential and versatility.

As time passed, French and British furniture makers led the way in the production of chests of drawers, and features like the integration of bronze and ornamental pulls became commonplace. Antique French commodes in the Louis XV style were sometimes crafted in mahogany or walnut, while an Italian marble top added a sophisticated decorative flourish. This specific type of case piece grew in popularity and double chests — tallboys and highboys, which were essentially one chest on top of another — followed.

So, what makes a chest of drawers different from a common dresser? Dressers are short, and chests of drawers are overall taller pieces of furniture that typically do not have room on the top for a mirror as most dressers do. Some chests of drawers have one column of four to six long drawers or three long drawers in their bottom section that are topped by a cluster of small side-by-side drawers on the top. To further complicate things, we sometimes refer to particularly short chests of drawers as nightstands.

Even though chests of drawers are commonly thought of as bedroom furniture to store clothing, these are adaptable pieces. A chest of drawers can house important documents — think of your walnut Art Deco commode as an upgrade to your filing cabinet. Nestle your chest near your home’s front door to store coats and other outerwear, while the top can be a place to drop your handbag. Add some flair to your kitchen, where this lovable case piece can hold pots, pans and even cookbooks.

When shopping for the right chest of drawers for your home, there are a few key things to consider: What will you be storing in it? How big a chest will you need? Speaking of size, don’t dream too big. If your space is on the smaller side, a more streamlined vintage mid-century modern chest of drawers, perhaps one designed by Paul McCobb or T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, may best suit your needs.

At 1stDibs, we make it easy to add style and storage to your home. Browse our collection of antique and vintage commodes and chests of drawers today.