Antique Edwardian Chests are from the reign of King Edward VII’s in Britain from 1901 to 1911. Edwardian Chest of Drawers from this period were made with the help of machines. Antique Edwardian chests would have 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. These chests were adapted to be made smaller, so they could fit into the new smaller homes but are really nice quality as they have the earlier solid timbers and quality brass handles. They make the ideal bedside chest being so small but still with lots of storage. The antique Edwardian chest of drawers can be as good quality as an earlier predecessors but at a fraction of the price, so can be a really good investment. 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 with beautiful inlay detailing. They each have a raised back where the inlay decoration is situated. 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 with unusual drawer configuration comprising of a central hat drawer flanked by four smaller drawers with the original brass swan neck handles and display satinwood cross banding along with boxwood and ebony string inlay to their fronts.
Edwardian Walnut Antique Chest of Drawers of very desirable slim proportions.
Attractive, Small Proportioned, Mellow Mahogany Antique Chest. 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. It is worth noting that a genuine Georgian chest of this style and size would cost in the region of £6k.
- John Kelly – Genuine Antique Furniture,
I purchased two items from Driscoll antiques in the past few years . A walnut bookcase , and a Walnut Chest of Drawers . Both were excellent pieces of Genuine Antique Furniture , well described , in excellent condition , and at fair prices . We still Love them . James Driscoll was outstanding to deal with , excellent communication, and great help with shipping to Ireland . I am getting old now ; but I am still interested . I could not recommend Driscoll Antiques with more enthusiasm . Honest , knowledgeable , and great to deal with . Best of luck in the future Regards John
- Antique Chest of Drawers to Beverley, East Yorkshire, Hello James,A rather belated thank you for the beautiful Victorian chest of drawers.We are delighted with the chest. Your excellent service and the very efficientand pleasant delivery , both achieved in these very strange times are much appreciated.Best Wishes, and many thanks ,Ann Benson
Hello James – just to let you know we are absolutely delighted with the chest of drawers. In fact, we could not be more pleased. Thank you. (In addition, your couriers were bang on time and very polite) many thanks and best regards Jon