The Antique Victorian Chests are solid, well constructed pieces of antique furniture, dating from the reign of Queen Victoria between 1837 to 1901. Earlier Victorian chests were similar to the Georgian chest, being extremely well built with solid Mahogany or Oak and quite simple in design. They would have 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 in shape, 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. These chests would be in Oak or Ash and 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.
Victorian Chests for sale
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.
Early Victorian Mahogany Antique Chest of Drawers with 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.
Large Victorian Chest with rather grand proportions. 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.
Victorian Chest with the original turned handles and bun feet.
Rich Victorian Mahogany Chest of Drawers, french polished.
Tall Slim Victorian Walnut Antique Chest of Drawers, In the Arts & Crafts design with the original brass Arts & Crafts handles.
19th Century Victorian Chest with 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.
Small, Early Victorian Antique Mahogany Chest of Drawers Dating from around 1840, delightfully proportioned and is constructed from beautifully figured mahogany. 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.
- 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
- 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)
- Martin Howell,
We bought a beautiful, and wonderfully restored chest of drawers in summer 2019. Not the cheapest by any means but a) you get what you pay for and b) the quality of the furniture exceeded already high expectations. Delivery was reasonably priced and exactly as promised - with very careful help to get the chest into the house and up to a first floor bedroom. Overall, highly recommended.