Good Questions: Alternatives for Closed Storage?

I've fallen for DWR's Sussex Tall Credenza With Drawers (above, left) but can't afford its far from within reach $4000 + price tag. I also can't seem to shake Thos. Moser's vita nine drawer horizontal dresser from my brain (above right), but that's an obscene $7k +! Any ideas for comparable pieces? Has anyone had luck with giving a design to a cabinetmaker? Thanks!

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We've attempted to tackle the Sussex question before: Good Questions: Cheaper Sussex Credenza Lookalike? The comments are full of suggestions.

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What about the Thomas Moser chest? Does anyone have suggestions?