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.