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.
- 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.
- Chest On Chest to Cambridgeshire,
Happy customer, item delivered promptly and goods as described.Marion
- 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