The Antique Wellington Chest was named after the famous Duke of Wellingtons victory of 1815. Antique wellington Chests are tall and narrow chests, usually with seven working drawers, one for every day of the week. Unusually they come with a swinging locking arm that locks all the compartments with one key. Some of the more rare examples come with a secretaire drawer in the centre, these were used to store paperwork and stationary in them. Renowned makers used this design like heal and son, usually in quality timbers such as Mahogany, Walnut or Oak. The best examples are Oak or mahogany linings in the drawers with the original turned or brass handles. Here at Antiques World you can see many beautiful chests for sale and you can view our current selection for sale on our antique chest of drawers category here.