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.
Hi James Just to let you know , the Chest of Drawers crossed the Irish Sea in A near Hurricane , but thanks to your carefull packaging , it arrived in Cork without a scratch , and fully intact , so we are most grateful for your sending it so well wrapped . It is gorgeous , slightly darker then your images , but really lovely , and resonates age , and quality . We are really pleased with it . The shippers were excellent , and I would use them again . Many thanks for all your help , and we may be back to you in 2016 . A very happy Christmas . Regards John
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
Good morning James,We have taken delivery this morning of the chest and are delighted with it. Thankyou and happy to buy from you again.Kind regards,Lindsay