Antique Chest on Chests was an adaptation of the Chest on Stand. They were known as the Antique Tallboy or more commonly called a Highboy in America and was first seen in the early 18th century in Britain. They are mainly built from Mahogany or country Oak and often come with Chippendale features such as Ogee bracket feet or blind fretwork carved canted corners. The best examples are in a figured Walnut and Oak lined with brass swan neck handles.

Antique Chest on Stand

The Antique Chest on Stand came in two forms, one as a clothes chest and the other being a writing Cabinet on Stand. This opened to form a writing surface supported on cords at either side. The exterior usually had very good figured veneering with oyster veneers or walnut or with floral marquetry. The legs of the stand were usually baluster, spiral turned or cabriole. They were very handsome pieces of antique furniture.