Antique Victorian Chests
The 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.
Antique Victorian Chests
Antique Chest of Drawers for sale
Recently Sold Antiques
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.
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.
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
- 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)
- Chest On Chest to Cambridgeshire,
Happy customer, item delivered promptly and goods as described.Marion