The Antique Edwardian Chest of Drawers is from the reign of King Edward VII’s in Britain from 1901 to 1911. Chests from this period were made with the help of machines, with machine cut dovetails but the quality of timbers used were still superb, with Solid Mahogany, Satinwood and Walnut being used. Earlier influences were used in their decoration, from the Georgian Chippendale Ogee bracket feet to fine Hepplewhite inlay along with the newly formed Arts and Crafts traditional handmade chests. They would usually be highly french polished by skilled craftsmen, and produced by some of the best and most well known cabinet makers like Maple and Co along with Waring and Gillows. Some of the earlier Georgian and Victorian chests, were recycled by by the Edwardian cabinet maker, by being adapted to be made smaller, so they could fit into the new smaller homes. These lovely smaller chests are actually really nice quality as they have the earlier solid timbers and quality brass handles. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Edwardian Chests for sale
below are examples of Edwardian chests that we have sold, let us know if any particular styles is what you are looking for and we can try to find you something similar.
Unusual Pair of Edwardian Mahogany Inlaid Antique Chest of Drawers. This delightful pair of antique chest of drawers are constructed from mahogany, date from around 1910 in the Edwardian period and have beautiful inlay detailing. They each have a raised back where the inlay decoration is situated. This sits above a rectangular moulded top beneath which can be found two over two graduating drawers finished with fine brass swan neck replacement handles. This unusual pair of antique chests stand on tapering legs with castors and are a rich medium shade of mahogany. They would look fabulous either flanking a fireplace or doorway in a living room or work just as well as bedside drawers in a period style bedroom.
Magnificent Quality, American Walnut, Edwardian Antique Chest of Drawers. This superb quality antique chest of drawers dates from the Edwardian period, circa 1900, and is constructed from the finest American walnut. The rectangular moulded top sits above an unusual drawer configuration comprising of a central hat drawer flanked by four smaller drawers. Below these can be found three graduating drawers. All the drawers are oak lined, have the original brass swan neck handles and display satinwood cross banding along with boxwood and ebony string inlay to their fronts.
Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Antique Chest of Drawers. This quality Edwardian inlaid mahogany antique chest of drawers dates from around 1900. It has a rectangular moulded top above a two over two graduating drawer configuration all displaying fine boxwood string inlay and the original brass swan neck handles.
Slim Edwardian Walnut Antique Chest of Drawers. This walnut antique chest of drawers dates from around 1900 in the Edwardian period and has very desirable slim proportions. The rectangular moulded top sits above six mahogany lined drawers all with the original brass swan neck handles. Standing on a plain plinth this lovely chest of drawers is an unusual size having very desirable proportions.
Attractive, Small Proportioned, Mellow Mahogany Antique Chest of Drawers. This delightful mahogany antique chest of drawers has been made to a Georgian design during the Edwardian period, circa 1900. Its construction suggests it has been made using period timbers from the Georgian era, the only indication that it is of a later date are the construction methods used and the timbers used within the drawers. The rectangular top has a moulded edge and sits above four graduating cock beaded drawers with brass swan neck handles. It stands elegantly on shaped bracket feet and is a lovely warm mellow shade of mahogany. It is worth noting that a genuine Georgian chest of drawers of this style and size would cost in the region of £6k.
- 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
- James Warren,
I had a very pleasant experience dealing with James Driscoll's Antiques on-line from Toronto. James was very accommodating in taking more pictures of the chest I was interested in while also answering questions in a short time. Once I decided I wanted the chest, he made it easy to send money and then arrange for delivery. The shipping company he used was amazing and their follow up service even better as we had problems with FEDEX when they delivered it to my home. The packaging was excellent as well.I am so pleased with my Georgian chest of drawers. Thank you James. It was a very pleasant experience and I would highly recommend James and his catalogue of furniture. I keep looking at the site for more...Warmly,James Warren Toronto, Canada
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