The Antique Serpentine Front Chest of Drawers is a type of 18th and 19th Century chest with a very unusual shape. They have a wavy edge similar to the bow front 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 along with blind fretwork carvings and a pull out brushing slide. Victorian and Edwardian Cabinet makers introduced this wonderfully shaped antique serpentine front chest but in appealing smaller proportions and constructed from earlier Georgian timbers so are real quality pieces but at a fraction of the price of an original. They sill look like a genuine period chest with canted corners, graduating oak lined serpentine shaped drawers with brass handles and are an ideal piece of bedroom or living room furniture. Have a look below at our lovely examples we currently have 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.
Hi James,As you promised the military chest arrived early this morning. Unfortunately, the guys had to carry the chest up 4 flights of stairs as the the lift was out of order due to a flood in the block yesterday. Please pass to my thanks.Re the military chest, it is a lovely honest piece of furniture that I will enjoy for many years to come. Thank you and I shall certainly recommend your services.Regards,Richard
- 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
- 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