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.
Regency Chests for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Regency 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.
The Regency Antique Compact Caddy Top Bachelors Chest was Simple but classic in style in a rich finish but still displays the charm and character of a true antique piece.
The earlier chest would stand on shaped bracket feet with graduating cock beaded drawers that posses key escutcheons and charming fox embossed oval brass handles or turned wood handles
Towards the later end, perfectly proportioned turned bun feet were added
The finest will be of smaller proportions with original decorative brass handles and out-swept feet.
Impressive Bow Fronted designs were made, by skilled cabinet makers by hand and the best examples would have a brushing slide.
The Mahogany timbers can age to a wonderful Mellow shade from years of sunlight and below you can see the fabulous colours.
Larger pieces were made like this Unusual Antique Estate Office Cupboard equipped with a fitted interior, superbly fitted with numerous pigeon holes, an oak lined drawer and plentiful letter racks.
Some even had a deep secretaire drawer that falls down to reveal an interior comprising of small birch drawers with small handles and a central cupboard door with beautiful shell inlay.
- 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.
- Kathryn McDougall,
Thank you James, the chest of drawers delivered on many levels, one being true to photo and description, ( wouldn’t normally buy before I see the real thing), quick delivery by a very nice and considerate guy in a yellow van (we spotted him a mile away - literally). Also, the caring and professional way in which we are received when we contact you. I now need another chest of drawers similar to the first in order to finish the room - please contact me should anything suitable come your way. Many thanks.
- Chest of drawers, bookcase, corner cupboard and chest on chest to New Zealand,
Dear James,Thanks the delivery chaps arrived when you expected they wood. The goods are as indicated. Thank you. Given our service re delivery from other internet based companies of late, yours (and your delivering agent) has been sterling.