Antique French commode, chest of drawers or dresser and I suppose it all depends upon where you are from, as to what you would like to call our antique French commode. We would date this from the early 1800s, based on the style of dovetails and the overall age of the drawers and backside. The beautiful patina of the oak, only comes with age and there is no real way to fake it. Our in-house workshop went through the entire chest to make sure everything was up to standards, without disturbing the age old patina. Please note old repairs. One on the top, front left corner, image 7. Several along the bottom of the bottom drawer, images 18 and 19. There is also a ring on the top, back right corner, images 4 and 11.