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
Here are a few examples that we have sold in the past to show you the designs that we get in stock. This Georgian Painted Antique Chest Of Drawers dates 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 Painted Chest circa, 1830 has a caddy top, two over three graduating cock beaded drawers with turned handles and stands on shaped bracket feet with a shaped lower apron.
This Victorian Country Painted Antique Chest Of Drawers has a moulded top with rounded corners above two over two graduating drawers with the unusual original glass handles.
This Late 18th Century Painted Chest has been cleaned and waxed to achieve this wonderful look.
This 19th Century Antique Chest has been finished using a Blue Chalk paint and wax finish. They have lots of graduating drawers ideal for storage with beautifully turned walnut handles and key with several working locks.
This practical Painted antique dresser base chest has a real country farmhouse feel complimented by the antiqued paint and wax finish. It has a rectangular Mahogany top with half round moulded edge. This was left in the original colour to add a beautiful contrast to the painted base. This is a stunning piece of antique furniture.
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
- Philip and Luisa (Melbourne, Australia),
Hi James,Just a short email to say that the Chest of Drawers arrived safely today. My wife and I are very happy with the piece – better than expected! Thank you for your professional handling of the transaction. Will look out on your website for our future purchases. Regards, Philip and Luisa (Melbourne, Australia)
- 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