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Chests of Drawers, Commodes, Wellington Chests

Wallrocks collection of 18th and 19th century antique commodes, chests of drawers and Wellington chests is one of the most popular and versatile categories of furniture we have available. With subtle differences, these pieces have evolved over many decades, but remain a highly sought after and essential addition to any beautiful home. Sourced overseas in original condition, our antique chests & commodes are restored for specific client requirements and come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. We are also proud to offer a personal delivery service to our clients on the east coast.

The chest of drawers originated as it sounds, from a chest or coffer in medieval times, which then gradually had the addition of first one, and then multiple drawers, until eventually by the early 1700’s it was literally a chest full of drawers. Rectangular shaped and relatively conservative in their style, they traditionally had four long drawers, or three long under two short top drawers. Designed for use in the bedroom, they were a lot less elaborate than their cousin, the antique commode, designed and decorated to be on show in a drawing room or living room. The antique commode had either two or three long deep drawers, and often had a bombe shaped front and sides, with elaborate marquetry, bronze embellishments, and a marble top.

Wellington chests are the taller and more compact version of the antique commode, first seen in the 1820’s, they were designed for travellers, often having a locking mechanism preventing the drawers from sliding out during rough handling. Some would have a hidden secretaire behind two false drawers, others would be a full bank of drawers. Wellington chests are particularly suited to more compact living areas, where space is at a premium.

To see our available antique chests & commodes, including Wellington chests, please browse our furniture collection, or contact us should you have a specific enquiry we can assist you with.

Exceptional 18th Century French Commode

Item Code: 2344R

18th Century English Walnut Chest

Item Code: 2322Q

Substantial 19th Century French Breakfront Commode

Item Code: 2126O

French Antique Louis Philippe Commode

Item Code: 4LAP45

19th Century English Mahogany Wellington Chest

Item Code: 22L148P

French Antique Escritoire Marquetry

Item Code: 2223P

19th Century French Decorated Louis XVI Commode

Item Code: 2215P

19th Century French Chinoiserie Semainier Cabinet

Item Code: 2207P


Important 19th Century French Semainier by Grohé Frères

Item Code: 2305Q

19th Century Italian Hand-Painted Commode

Item Code: 2303R


19th Century French Chinoiserie Dressing Table

Item Code: 2207Pc


19th French Escritoire by Haentges Frères

Item Code: 2122Oa

Pair French Chinoiserie Commodes

Item Code: 2106O

Pair French Parquetry Commodes

Item Code: 2131O

19th Century French Commode in the Manner of Oeben

Item Code: 2133O

French Provincial Commode

Item Code: 2101O

Pair Small French Commodes

Item Code: 2105O

19th Century French Marquetry Commode

Item Code: 2123O

French Empire Commode

Item Code: 2135O

18th Century French Walnut Commode

Item Code: L85PT

Pair of Substantial French Empire Commodes

Item Code: 2009MYL

Rare 19th Century Italian Antique Decorated Commode

Item Code: 1181

Pair Italian Marquetry Commodes

Item Code: 18K

French Marquetry Antique Commode

Item Code: 21K

French Empire Commode

Item Code: 55K

19th Century French Commode Secretaire

Item Code: 08PYC

Pair Italian Olivewood Antique Commodes

Item Code: 34JA

Antique French Marquetry Commode

Item Code: L43P

Fine 19th Century Anglo-Colonial Military Chest

Item Code: 60i

19th Century Swedish Antique Commode

Item Code: 76i


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Our Process

How does it work?

  • + 1 Hand-Picked From Around the Globe
    We hand-source and import only genuine antiques from all over the world.
  • + 2 Import & custom restore
    Import into Australia & custom restore pieces to specific client requirements & to an exceptional standard which includes - colour - finish - fabric
  • + 3 Personally pack & deliver
    We personally pack and deliver for a safe delivery Australia wide.