The antique painted chest is a chest of drawers that is over 100 years old and has some form of paint finish. The most sought after are in the original paint finish with lots of charm and character from years of use. We also supply good quality period chest that have been re painted and worn through using a form of chalk paint. If done correctly and worn through in the correct areas, you can find it quite difficult to tell the difference. We then wax these antique painted chests by hand to achieve a nice smooth finish. The earlier Georgian chests are very popular with bracket feet and original decorative brass handles. The 19th Century Victorian examples with rounded corners and turned handles can also look just as good. Its nice to leave the top on this type of antique painted chest in the original polish as having a contrast of a Mahogany top above a painted base can look stunning. With all our painted pieces we try to keep them in as original condition as possible but when we re-paint them we ensure they still have characterful features and finish them beautifully by hand. Because we take such care to create such a nice paint finish, it can actually take us longer to do this than french polishing! Have a look at some examples we currently have for sale below.
Painted Chests for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold painted chests but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
This Georgian Painted Antique Chest Of Drawers date from around 1790 and have a real country feel complimented by the antiqued paint and wax finish. They are of lovely small proportions and have two over three graduating oak lined cock beaded drawers with brass swan neck handles and key with working lock.
This Country Regency Antique Painted Chest Of Drawers circa, 1830 have two over three graduating cock beaded drawers with turned handles and stands on shaped bracket feet with a shaped lower apron.
Victorian Country Painted Antique Chest Of Drawers circa, 1870 have a rectangular moulded top with rounded corners above two over two graduating drawers with the unusual original glass handles.
Late 18th Century Painted Antique Chest, cleaned and waxed to achieve this wonderful look.
Regency 19th Century Antique Chest with Blue Chalk paint antiqued paint and wax finish. They lots of graduating drawers ideal for storage with beautifully turned walnut handles and key with several working locks.
Victorian Large Painted Chest with charming early rustic paint finish. They have a concealed frieze drawer above three deep bonnet drawers with turned handles and three long drawers again with turned handles.
stylish and elegant Bow Fronted Antique Painted Chest with turned handles and stand on turned bun feet.
practical antique dresser base chest with a real country farmhouse feel complimented by the antiqued paint and wax finish. It has a rectangular top with half round moulded edge above seven working drawers with the original turned walnut handles and a central cupboard.
- 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
Hi James,As you promised the military chest arrived early this morning. Unfortunately, the guys had to carry the chest up 4 flights of stairs as the the lift was out of order due to a flood in the block yesterday. Please pass to my thanks.Re the military chest, it is a lovely honest piece of furniture that I will enjoy for many years to come. Thank you and I shall certainly recommend your services.Regards,Richard
- 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.