Antique Chest on Chests, also known as the Antique Tallboy or more commonly called a Highboy in America was first seen in the early Georgian period in England and was an adaptation from the chest on stand. Rather than the chest sitting on a stand, the antique chest on chest would completely utilise the storage by combining two chest of drawers into one. 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 dating from the early 18th Century. Most are very tall with the two top drawers being too high to use. This is where the step top commode was used, the the Georgian or Victorian Gentleman would use this to reach into the top drawers. Although the chest on chest is large, they can go into most homes as they split into two sections for removal. They have lots of drawer storage, but in a small floor area so are extremely practical proportions for the modern home making them a very desirable piece of antique furniture. Have a look below at our lovely examples of antique chest on chests available for sale.