Antique Georgian Chests of drawers were a solid, well built handcrafted piece of antique furniture from the 18th Century. The Georgian period saw Britain establish itself as an international power and was an expanding its empire across the globe. Britain was becoming more wealthy, so more houses was being built, meaning furniture was in higher demand. Every home needed a chest to store clothes, so Georgian chests were being made to order by skilled cabinet makers. The construction was solid, the very best having oak linings and hand cut dovetails joints. Dense Imported Cuban Mahogany or locally sourced solid Oak woods were the main timber used along with very thick veneers for decoration. Decorative oval embossed brass handles or swan neck handles were fitted and the chest would be finished by standing on robust shaped or Ogee bracket feet. The most sought after design from this period is the iconic Lancashire style with reeded quarter column decoration, a beautiful piece of antiquity. Georgian chests are quite simple in design and will have wonderful charm, character and a smooth patina as you would expect from an antique over 220 years old, impossible to reproduce. They will not only work in a traditional setting but can also look spectacular in a modern interior as a centre show piece against a plain white wall. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Georgian Chests for sale
Below is some sold examples, if any of these styles are of interest let us know as we often get similar styles in stock.
Georgian Lancashire Chests
Georgian Chests with Inlay Decoration
Examples with secret jewellery drawers or a deep Hat Drawer, ideal drawer for winter woollies, towels or bedding!
These George III Chests have brass plate handles and a brushing slide.
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
Dear James Driscoll,The chest of drawers arrived Saturday morning – at 6.30 a.m.! It’s perfect, I’m delighted with it, thank you. I will definitely keep an eye on your website.Margaret
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