The Antique Serpentine Front Chest of Drawers is a chest with a very unusual shape, a wavy edge similar to the bow fronted but with half a bow front on either side. This design was first introduced in the Georgian period and these are most sought after by collectors in quality woods such as solid Mahogany. Only a very skilled Cabinet maker could produce such skilled craftsmanship so they are quite rare to find as they were not commonly built. You often see these made by renowned makes like Gillows of Lancaster, the rarest from the Regency period with brass lion paw feet or with canted sides and blind fretwork carvings. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Bow front & Serpentine Chests for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold serpentine 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 quality Small Edwardian Mahogany Serpentine fronted Antique Chest Of Drawers dates from ca.1900. It has a serpentine shape moulded top with canted corners above four graduating oak lined serpentine shaped drawers with oval brass handles. The chest has canted sides, stands on shaped bracket feet and has probably been constructed from earlier Georgian timbers so is a real quality piece.
This Unusual Edwardian Serpentine Antique Small Chest Of Drawers circa, 1920 are of appealing small proportions. The top is beautifully figured above a serpentine shaped front with pull out brushing slide and four graduating mahogany lined drawers with decorative brass handles. This wonderful antique stands on shaped bracket feet and would be an ideal piece of bedroom or living room furniture.
Dating from circa, 1920 but constructed from quality early timbers this elegant serpentine Chest of drawers have a lovely shaped serpentine top above four beautifully figured graduating cock beaded drawers, again in the serpentine shape. This elegant chest of drawers are the work of a true craftsman and would fit beautifully into any space due to the lovely neat proportions. The sides are canted with blind fretwork carvings and stand on splayed bracket feet. The mahogany has aged to a mellow shade with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
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
- Claire Weeks – Georgian painted chest of drawers,
My Georgian painted chest of drawers, was exactly as described, it arrived on time and looks perfect. Thank you
Hello James – just to let you know we are absolutely delighted with the chest of drawers. In fact, we could not be more pleased. Thank you. (In addition, your couriers were bang on time and very polite) many thanks and best regards Jon