I recently built a chest of drawers base on a Shaker example from Hancock Shaker Village. The seven drawers of the chest have overhangs planed into the ends and top edge. The front of the drawer faces also have a simple molded edge.
I used a process I call gang planing on the end grain rabbets and molding profile. I really do not know if this is a common practice historically (I don’t recall seeing this anywhere) or not but it definitely is a time saver.
It is common practice to plane the end-grain moldings or rabbets before doing the long grain. This process is the same but instead of doing the end grain work on one drawer front at a time, I did two or three. This allows longer strokes and more sole contact with the planes, making accurate results much easier than short runs on end grain.