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.
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
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
- 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.