The Antique Bow Fronted Chest of Drawers was first introduced in the Georgian period usually with a brushing slide, this continued throughout the Regency and Victorian periods usually in Mahogany timbers. The shape of this particular chest is a bow or curved shape at the front. This was quite a skill for the cabinet maker to complete as it was not as simple as the straight front chest, as when you add shapes the construction becomes much more difficult and therefore it would have been made by a very skilled craftsman of the period. The best examples have decorative features like turned reeded columns down the sides and the original brass handles. The earlier examples will sit on bracket feet, wheres the slightly later, will stand on turned bun feet. The bow front antique chest can be a fine addition to your bedroom or living room, as they have lots of stage and also are quite stunning to look at, so can act as a focal point in your room. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Bow front & Serpentine Chests for sale
Below are a few examples that we have sold in the past, let us know if any style looks of interest.
Regency period antique mahogany bow fronted chest of drawers in the Neoclassical design and has period brass lion head handles.
This mahogany antique chest of drawers has a delightful bow front and is a superb quality example of a Regency piece dating from around 1820. The beautifully figured bow fronted top has a half round moulded edge and sits above a two over three graduating drawer configuration. All the drawers are mahogany lined and have cock beading along with oval brass handles. The chest stands elegantly on splayed bracket feet and proudly still owns its original back boards. It genuinely is a quality piece that has been well looked after and cared for during its lifetime.
This beautiful antique bow fronted mahogany chest of drawers dates from the Victorian period with turned handles and tuned bun feet
This antique Victorian, circa 1840, bow fronted chest of drawers is made from mahogany with large tall proportions
This very desirable bow fronted antique mahogany chest on chest dates from the Regency period, circa 1830, and is of super quality. It has a moulded cornice above two over six oak lined drawers. All are cock beaded and have strikingly figured flamed mahogany fronts with oval brass handles. It stands elegantly on splayed bracket feet and oozes a sense of quality. Bow fronted chests on chests are very desirable due to the level of craftsmanship required to create such a design on such a large scale so it is with great pleasure we are able to offer this particular piece for sale.
Dating from around 1830 in the Regency period this fine mahogany antique chest of drawers has an attractive bow front and splayed bracket feet.
This antique Victorian, circa 1860, bow fronted chest of drawers is made from mahogany with a bow fronted top sitting above four graduating drawer configuration. All are oak lined, cock beaded with beautifully figured fronts and later turned handles. The drawers are flanked by unusual moulded sides, with unusual circular motifs and the piece stands on beautiful turned bun feet. This fine antique chest, has the usual old repairs consistent with age and use, giving great character and authenticity.
This Fine Regency Mahogany Antique Bow Fronted Chest of Drawers dates from circa, 1830 and has quality brass lion head handles.
- Claire Weeks – Georgian painted chest of drawers,
My Georgian painted chest of drawers, was exactly as described, it arrived on time and looks perfect. Thank you
Good morning James,We have taken delivery this morning of the chest and are delighted with it. Thankyou and happy to buy from you again.Kind regards,Lindsay
Hi James Just to let you know , the Chest of Drawers crossed the Irish Sea in A near Hurricane , but thanks to your carefull packaging , it arrived in Cork without a scratch , and fully intact , so we are most grateful for your sending it so well wrapped . It is gorgeous , slightly darker then your images , but really lovely , and resonates age , and quality . We are really pleased with it . The shippers were excellent , and I would use them again . Many thanks for all your help , and we may be back to you in 2016 . A very happy Christmas . Regards John