Antique Regency Chests dates between 1810 to 1830, this is when antique furniture was still built by hand, showing true craftsmanship and attention to detail. Master cabinet makers used fine quality timbers, as they were still readily available during this period. The main timbers of choice were Mahogany and Oak along with a few select pieces in Rosewood. Sometimes solid woods were used or very thick figured veneers on a pine carcass of the chest. The construction would have been hand cut Dovetail joints, with cock beaded edges and quality decorative brass fittings like Lion head handles or stringing. Antique Regency chests usually stood on bracket feet, like the Earlier Georgian style but the introduction of smaller turned feet also started to appear towards the later end of the Regency period.  Regency chests are usually elegant and simple in design,  they come with a real sense of fineness and understated grandeur along with a beautiful charm, character and a lovely patina that cannot be reproduced. These classic chests are not only very usable but desirable to look at, with a wonderful lustre, the original finish having been beautifully restored to a high standard by my skilled team. Here at Antiques World we get some beautiful examples for sale, have a look below at a few of the many antiques we have on offer or to see our full collection click here.