The antique scotch chest of drawers is the name for a large chest from the north of England and Scotland, usually of large proportions with lots of drawer space. They will have simple carved decorations, like corbels or column turned sides and stand on tall turned bun feet. They are always very tall and built in figured woods such as Flamed Mahogany and unusually have deep beautifully shaped hat drawers, designed to fit a top hat in. Often due they will be ash lined so are very heavy pieces of furniture and built to last, this is why you can still see some really nice examples in such good condition today. Here on Antiques world we get some spectacular examples and to see our current selection please click here to go to our chest of drawers section.
Scottish Chests for sale
To see examples that we have sold in the past please view the selection below and if any particular style looks of interest, why not email us as we can add you onto our wanted list and mailing list. We can then let you know when something suitable comes in stock.
Finest Quality, William IV, Figured Mahogany Antique Scottish Chest of Drawers.
This antique chest of drawers dates from the William IV period, circa 1835, is made from beautifully figured mahogany in a typical Scottish design and is of the finest quality. It has a rectangular top above a wonderfully figured frieze drawer below which are three smaller drawers. These sit above the main body of the piece which contains three graduating drawers with original turned handles and are fronted by the most delightfully figured flamed mahogany. All the drawers are free gliding, another example of how fine a piece this truly is. It is framed by elegantly carved corbels and stands robustly on chunky turned bun feet. This antique chest of drawers is of exceptional quality and has aged to a wonderful golden shade of mahogany with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Large Scottish Antique Mahogany Chest of Drawers with Carved Side Panels.
Dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period this Scottish antique mahogany chest of drawers has relatively large proportions with unusual carved side panels. It has a rectangular top above a beautifully figured flamed mahogany front and cushion drawer. The two over three graduating, cock beaded drawers have turned inlaid handles, and delightful diamond shaped inlaid key escutcheons. The drawers are framed by beautifully carved upright side panels, these being quite unique in design. The whole chest stands on chunky bun feet and is full of the character and charm expected in a well used and loved piece along with some old repairs. This impressive substantial antique chest has aged to a warm medium mahogany.
Magnificent Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Scottish Chest of Drawers.
Dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period this magnificent quality antique chest of drawers is constructed from mahogany and is in the typical Scottish design. It has a rectangular moulded top above a concealed umbrella oak lined frieze drawer. Below this can be found three deep beautifully shaped ‘hat’ drawers over three graduating cock beaded drawers, all being oak lined with original turned mahogany handles. The sides have stunning column supports and decorative carvings and the whole piece stands on turned bun feet. This impressive antique chest of drawers is certainly a statement piece with a wonderfully figured front, displaying quality and beauty in abundance.
Dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period this antique Scottish chest of drawers has relatively large proportions. It has an inverted break fronted top above two shaped frieze drawers. Below these are a further three graduating drawers, all with the original turned handles and M.O.P. as a centre piece. The drawers are flanked by beautifully turned columns and the piece as a whole stands on a shaped plinth with turned bun feet.
This Magnificent Quality Figured Mahogany Victorian Antique Scottish Chest Of Drawers circa, 1840 have an inverted brake front top with half round moulded edge, above a concealed frieze drawer, ideal for storing all those valuables. Below this are three deep bonnet drawers, the central one being beautifully cross banded. The three longer cock beaded drawers all have beautifully turned handles and striking flamed mahogany fronts. These magnificent drawers stand on an inverted break front plinth and have elegant turned column sides.
- 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)
- Chest On Chest to Cambridgeshire,
Happy customer, item delivered promptly and goods as described.Marion
- James Warren,
I had a very pleasant experience dealing with James Driscoll's Antiques on-line from Toronto. James was very accommodating in taking more pictures of the chest I was interested in while also answering questions in a short time. Once I decided I wanted the chest, he made it easy to send money and then arrange for delivery. The shipping company he used was amazing and their follow up service even better as we had problems with FEDEX when they delivered it to my home. The packaging was excellent as well.I am so pleased with my Georgian chest of drawers. Thank you James. It was a very pleasant experience and I would highly recommend James and his catalogue of furniture. I keep looking at the site for more...Warmly,James Warren Toronto, Canada