Windows 7, NVIDIA graphics card
If a 16 3 chunk contains no block models, chests, signs, and ender chests do not render.
A non-block model blocks include chests, signs, ender chests, and barriers.
Steps to reproduce:
- Fly into the air until you are at least 16 blocks above all terrain.
- Use the command /setblock ~ ~ ~ chest
- Notice the chest is invisible
- Place another block next to it in the same 16 3 chunk
- Notice the chest now renders