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 ourantique chest of drawers category here.
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Dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period this classic Wellington chest is constructed from walnut. It has a rectangular moulded top above six graduating mahogany lined drawers with brass swan neck handles and swinging arm to the right hand side. It stands on a plain plinth and still has its original back boards for completeness. This stylish and useful antique Wellington chest has aged to a warm medium shade of walnut.
This Antique Victorian wellington chest dates from around 1860 and is made from walnut. It has a rectangular top above seven graduating drawers (the typical design of a wellington chest, one for each day of the week!). All the drawers are mahogany lined with turned handles. The chest still has its hinged locking arm complete with working lock and key. The chest is framed with beautifully carved corbels and stands on a plain plinth. It still owns its original back boards and is a warm mellow shade of walnut with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
This Victorian antique Wellington chest dates from around 1890, is constructed from ash and has unusually small proportions. It has a beautifully figured moulded top above five ash lined drawers with the original Art Nouveau handles. This piece unusually has two swinging arms, one with a key and working lock. It appears well proportioned standing on a plain plinth and although looks like oak to the untrained eye.
This antique Characterful oak wellington chest dates from around 1870, is full of character from age and use and unusually also contains a secretaire drawer. The piece has a rectangular moulded top over five working mahogany lined drawers and a single double fronted secretaire drawer. The interior of the secretaire contains an early leather writing insert, two small birds eye maple fronted drawers along with three small pigeon holes. All the drawers display Victorian Arts & Crafts style brass handles and are flanked by two attractively carved corbels while the piece as a whole stands on a plain plinth and has later backboards.
This Charming Antique Wellington chest of drawers dates from around 1870 in the Victorian period . It has a beautifully figured top that sits above the prerequisite seven graduating drawers for seven days! All the drawers are mahogany lined and have turned handles which are secured in place by a locking arm with working lock and key. This wonderful chest if full of charm and character consistent with age and stands on a plain plinth.
This antique Wellington Chest is constructed from walnut and dates from around 1870 in the Victorian period. It has a rectangular top above the expected seven drawers, one for each day of the week. The drawers have the original turned handles and are securely closed with the swinging arm with key and working lock. The drawers are framed with beautifully carved corbels and the piece stands on shaped bracket feet. The chest still owns the original back boards and has aged to a warm medium shade of walnut with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Quality Walnut Antique Wellington Chest of Drawers
This Quality Victorian Tall Oak Antique Wellington Chest circa, 1870 has been constructed from quality oak with Arts and Crafts influences. This fine chest has an unusual ten drawer configuration all of which are mahogany lined with the original turned oak handles which are secured in place by a locking arm with the original Hobbs and Co lock and key.
Dear James Driscoll,The chest of drawers arrived Saturday morning – at 6.30 a.m.! It’s perfect, I’m delighted with it, thank you. I will definitely keep an eye on your website.Margaret
Thank you James, the chest of drawers delivered on many levels, one being true to photo and description, ( wouldn’t normally buy before I see the real thing), quick delivery by a very nice and considerate guy in a yellow van (we spotted him a mile away - literally). Also, the caring and professional way in which we are received when we contact you. I now need another chest of drawers similar to the first in order to finish the room - please contact me should anything suitable come your way. Many thanks.
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.
Philip and Luisa (Melbourne, Australia)