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Chests of Drawers, Commodes, Wellington Chests

Wallrocks collection of 18th and 19th century antique chests of drawers, commodes 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 pieces 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 commode, designed and decorated to be on show in a drawing room or living room. The 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 chest of drawers, 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 pieces, please browse our furniture collection, or contact us should you have a specific enquiry we can assist you with.

Small French Oak Commode

Item Code: 2508

Matching Pair French Commodes and Side Tables Antique

Item Code: 157ic

Fine 19th Century French Antique Wellington Chest

Item Code: 62i

19th Century Swedish Antique Commode

Item Code: 76i

Good Quality 19th Century French Empire Commode

Item Code: 55i

Late 19th Century French Chinoiserie Bombe Commode

Item Code: 141i

Small 20th Century French Bombe Commode

Item Code: C01

20th Century French Decorated Commode

Item Code: 0082

Fine 19th Century Anglo-Colonial Military Chest

Item Code: 60i

19th Century French Amboyna Secretaire

Item Code: 31F

19th Century Italian Bombe Shape Commode

Item Code: 36G

19th Century French Breakfront Marquetry Commode

Item Code: LP32

Late 19th Century French Empire Antique Commode

Item Code: 270

19th Century French Escritoire Chest

Item Code: 736

19th Century French Antique Secretaire Chest

Item Code: 609

18th Century French Walnut Antique Commode

Item Code: 804

Fine Late 18th Century English Georgian Chest Of Drawers

Item Code: 8431

19th Century French Inlaid Secretaire Chest

Item Code: 741

Rare 19th Century Italian Antique Decorated Commode

Item Code: 8072

Late 19th Century Italian Antique Walnut Bombe Commode

Item Code: 742a

Fine Quality Mid 20th Century French Kingwood Wellington Chest

Item Code: 746

Early 20th Century Italian Marquetry Bureau

Item Code: 409

Fine 19th Century French Louis XV Marquetry Commode

Item Code: 40H

19th Century French Antique Secretaire Chest

Item Code: 20F

19th Century French Antique Wellington Chest

Item Code: 402

Fine 18th Century English Georgian Antique Chest Of Drawers

Item Code: 4029

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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.