The Antique Georgian Chest of drawers was a solid well built handcrafted piece of antique furniture. The Georgian period saw Britain establish itself as an international power and was an expanding its empire across the globe. This meant it Britain was becoming more wealthy, so more houses was being built, meaning furniture was in higher demand. Every house, needed a chest to store clothes, so they were frequently built, usually made to order by skilled cabinet makers. This is when the country Oak Georgian Chest to the more finely inlaid Mahogany Georgian Chest was becoming more and more popular with brass swan neck handles and bracket feet. The construction was solid, the best having oak linings and hand cut dovetails joints. Very thick veneers were used on some chests along with dense Cuban Mahogany. As the Georgian chest is quite simple in design, it does fit into traditional interiors but also can look spectacular in a modern interior as a centre show piece. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Georgian Chests for sale
Below is some sold examples, if any are of interest let us know as we often get similar styles in stock.
Lancashire, Georgian Mahogany, Antique Chest of Drawers. This antique chest of drawers is over 220 years old dating from around 1790 and is a fine example of a mahogany Lancashire chest made in the Georgian period. It has a rectangular moulded top above a flamed mahogany frieze with a two over three drawer configuration. Each drawer is oak lined with cock beading, the piece still retains the original brass swan neck handles. The front edges have beautifully reeded quarter columns, typical of the ‘Lancashire’ style, and the antique chest stands gracefully on ogee bracket feet.
Dating from around 1800 this beautiful mahogany chest of drawers is a fine example of a quality Georgian piece of antiquity. The rectangular moulded top sits above a flamed mahogany frieze drawer which still retains the original blue lining paper and key with working lock. The body of the chest has a two over three graduating drawer configuration, all displaying cock beading and the original brass swan neck handles with working locks operated by the same key. The interiors of the drawers are clean and tidy and are flanked by reeded side panels with decorative inlay. The whole piece stands on raised shaped bracket feet and is a rich medium shade of mahogany.
Dating from around 1790 this George III antique chest of drawers is a quality piece made from mahogany. It has a rectangular moulded beautifully figured top above a two over three graduating drawer configuration. The drawers are mahogany lined with brass swan neck handles and the whole piece stands on shaped bracket feet. This antique chest of drawers, whose dimensions alone exemplify quality, has aged to a rich medium shade of mahogany over its 220 years of use.
Dating from the Georgian period, circa 1770, this quality mahogany antique chest of drawers has lovely decorative canted corners making it even more desirable. The rectangular moulded top is edged with mahogany cross banding and sits above a two over three drawer configuration. All the drawers are oak lined, have cock beading and brass swan neck handles along with brass key escutcheons. The canted corners have delightful decorative inlay and the piece stands gracefully on ogee bracket front feet.
Dating from around 1790 in the Georgian period this antique chest of drawers is a lovely mellow shade of mahogany. It has a rectangular top above two over three graduating, mahogany lined, cock beaded drawers, with original oval shaped brass handles. It stands on shaped bracket feet, is full of charm and character as you would expect from an antique over 220 years old.
Georgian Mellow Mahogany Antique Chest of Drawers. This 200 year old chest of drawers dates from the Georgian period, circa 1810, and is a gorgeous mellow shade of mahogany. It has a rectangular top above two small secret jewellery drawers, hidden within the attractive frieze. Below there are two over three graduating cock beaded drawers with original turned handles and boxwood diamond shaped key escutcheons. The antique chest stands on shaped bracket feet and the mahogany has aged to a delightful mellow shade.
This Fine George III Mahogany Antique Chest of Drawers dates from ca. 1790 and has a rectangular moulded top above two over three graduating, cock beaded drawers with quality brass swan neck handles. The chest stands on shaped bracket feet, has the original back boards and is a warm medium mahogany with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
This Fine Quality Georgian Mahogany Antique Chest of Drawers ca. 1770 has a rectangular beautifully figured moulded top above two over three graduating, part oak lined, cock beaded drawers with quality brass swan neck handles and beautiful figuring. The chest stands on shaped bracket feet and has the finest mahogany timbers, is a rich medium / dark with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
This petite George III mahogany antique chest of drawers, circa 1790, has a rectangular moulded top above four graduating cock beaded drawers with original oval brass handles. It stands on shaped bracket feet and has possibly been adjusted to this unique and very usable small size.
Georgian Oak Antique Lancashire Chest of Drawers
This wonderful example of an antique Georgian Lancashire chest dates from around 1780 and is made from oak. It has a rectangular moulded top, which is beautifully cross banded with mahogany, and sits above a two over three graduating drawer configuration. The drawers are cock beaded and still retain the original swan neck brass handles. The front side edges of the piece display a quarter column reeded decoration, iconic Lancashire styling, and it stands on robust shaped bracket feet.
Georgian Mahogany Antique Chest of Drawers with Hat Drawer.
This Georgian mahogany chest of drawers is of wonderful quality and dates from around 1800. It has a beautifully figured rectangular top above a deep drawer, originally designed for hats but would now make an ideal drawer for winter woollies, towels or bedding!
Charming Georgian Mahogany Antique Chest Of Drawers with Brushing Slide
- Martin Howell,
We bought a beautiful, and wonderfully restored chest of drawers in summer 2019. Not the cheapest by any means but a) you get what you pay for and b) the quality of the furniture exceeded already high expectations. Delivery was reasonably priced and exactly as promised - with very careful help to get the chest into the house and up to a first floor bedroom. Overall, highly recommended.
- 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
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