The Antique Victorian Chest of Drawers was a solid well constructed piece of antique furniture, dating from the reign of Queen Victoria dating from 1837 to 1901. The earlier examples were similar to the Georgian chest, being extremely well built with solid Mahogany or Oak, quite simple in design with a square carcass but brass handles changed to wooden turned knobs. During the mid Victorian period of around 1860, there was a boom in house construction, leading to far more larger houses to be filled. These houses were built with large rooms and high ceilings, so the Victorian cabinet makers, started to build very tall antique chests to accommodate these new rooms. These new larger chests were built with rounded curved corners, serpentine fronted or bow fronted, standing on turned bun feet and highly French polished. Towards the later part of the Victorian period, some earlier more square designs were introduced again and built by hand with interesting Arts and Crafts features by traditionalist cabinet makers. They would have solid brass handles, stand on a moulded plinth or occasionally on bracket feet. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
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Below are more examples of sold Victorian chests, we do often get similar examples so please let us know if any look of interest and we can try to find you one.
Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Chest of Drawers. Dating from around 1840 this antique mahogany chest of drawers is a fine example of quality Victorian Craftsmanship. It has stylish simple lines with a nod towards the Gillows design. The rectangular beautifully figured top sits above a two over three drawer configuration all of which are oak lined, have cock beading along with delightfully turned handles. The piece stands on very stylish and unusual turned feet and still owns its original back boards. The crisp clean lines of this antique chest of drawers help set it apart from others of the period.
Victorian Antique Mahogany Large Chest of Drawers. Dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period this mahogany chest of drawers has rather grand proportions. The rectangular moulded top has rounded corners and sits above a two over three drawer configuration. All drawers are mahogany lined and have the original turned handles. The sides of the piece are rounded and it stands on small turned bun feet.
Victorian Oak & Ash Welsh Antique Chest of Drawers dating from the early Victorian period, circa 1840 with an unusual drawer configuration.
Quality Victorian Burr Walnut Antique Chest of Drawers, Dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period with moulded top and rounded corners.
Quality, Early Victorian Antique Mahogany Chest of Drawers, circa 1850 of super quality with the original turned handles.
Rich, Victorian Mahogany, Antique Chest of Drawers, very practical and well proportioned dating from around 1860 in the Victorian period.
Unusual Tall Slim Victorian Walnut Antique Chest of Drawers, In the Arts & Crafts design with the original brass Arts & Crafts handles.
Superb Quality, Small, Figured Mahogany, Antique Chest of Drawers. This early Victorian, circa 1840, mahogany, antique chest of drawers, is relatively small and is of the quality found in a Gillows piece. It has a rectangular top above two over three graduating drawers, partially lined in mahogany and still containing the original blue lining paper. It has very unusual shaped mouldings separating the drawers, providing an example of the level of craftsmanship that this piece has taken to build. Each drawer has the original, beautifully carved, handle and the whole piece stands on elegantly turned bun feet. Still owning its original back boards, this antique chest of drawers oozes quality and has aged to a gorgeous rich, warm medium 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.
Small, Early Victorian Antique Mahogany Chest of Drawers. Dating from around 1840, this early Victorian antique chest of drawers is delightfully proportioned and is constructed from beautifully figured mahogany. The top is rectangular and sits above three graduating, cock beaded drawers finished with the original turned handles. It has a decorative moulded lower edge and attractive bun feet and also benefits from the original back boards. This simple but stylish antique chest is perfectly proportioned for today’s home whilst oozing character from the past. This tidy piece displays the character marks from age and use which in no way detract from its beauty.
Hi James Just to let you know , the Chest of Drawers crossed the Irish Sea in A near Hurricane , but thanks to your carefull packaging , it arrived in Cork without a scratch , and fully intact , so we are most grateful for your sending it so well wrapped . It is gorgeous , slightly darker then your images , but really lovely , and resonates age , and quality . We are really pleased with it . The shippers were excellent , and I would use them again . Many thanks for all your help , and we may be back to you in 2016 . A very happy Christmas . Regards John
- 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)
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