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Antique Chest of Drawers & Vintage Drawers

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An antique chest of drawers is central to any bedroom as it not only adds much needed charm to the space but often provides deeper drawers than its modern counterpart. They first appeared in the mid-17th Century from a large coffer or chest with drawers in the base. There are many sizes, looks and drawer combinations that you can choose from but the most popular remain the bow front and the serpentine fronted chests of the 18th and 19th Centuries found in oak, mahogany or painted. Often these chests would be decorated with sweeping legs, intricate inlays or cuts of veneer and were complemented with well-cast brass handles.


The great thing about antique and vintage chests is that you know they were well made when new as they have already survived sometimes hundreds of years. Antique chests can be found in all sizes and forms from Bedside Drawers and smaller sized Chests to the larger Wellington and Tallboy Chests with their banks of drawers.

During the 20th Century the form of the chest of drawers did not change, but the decoration did. Within the Arts and Crafts period people were admiring the honesty of a simple well-constructed wooden piece, and by the Mid-Century designers were exploring slender Atomic-style legs and bold coloured melamine finishes.


When looking for a unique chest of drawers for the bedroom then Antique and Vintage examples really do offer many great choices, and at LoveAntiques we have an unrivalled selection for you.   

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Large Burr Walnut & Mahogany 2 Over 4 Chest of Drawers

£ 495

€578
$623
Large Burr Walnut & Mahogany 2 Over 4 Chest of Drawers

Large Burr Walnut & Mahogany 2 Over 4 Chest of Drawers

£ 495

€578
$623

Matthew Coles Antiques

Lovely Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers

£ 325

€380
$409
Lovely Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers

Lovely Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers

£ 325

€380
$409

NP & A SALT ANTIQUES

Pine Antique Rustic Chest of Drawers

£ 420

€491
$528
Pine Antique Rustic Chest of Drawers

Pine Antique Rustic Chest of Drawers

£ 420

€491
$528

Casnewydd Antiques

Quality Pair of Oak 4 Drawer Bedside Chest of Drawers

£ 380

€444
$478
Quality Pair of Oak 4 Drawer Bedside Chest of Drawers

Quality Pair of Oak 4 Drawer Bedside Chest of Drawers

£ 380

€444
$478

Town House Traders Ltd

Charles II Inlaid Two-part Chest

£ 3,750

€4,381
$4,717
Charles II Inlaid Two-part Chest

Charles II Inlaid Two-part Chest

£ 3,750

€4381
$4717

Georgian Antiques

1930s Art Deco Oak 3 Drawer Chest

£ 465

€543
$585
1930s Art Deco Oak 3 Drawer Chest

1930s Art Deco Oak 3 Drawer Chest

£ 465

€543
$585

Billy Hunt

Art Deco Chest of Drawers

Michael Johnson Antiques

Art Deco Chest of Drawers

£ 1,550

€1,811
$1,950
Art Deco Chest of Drawers

Art Deco Chest of Drawers

£ 1,550

€1811
$1950

Michael Johnson Antiques

Victorian Pollard Oak Chest of Drawers

£ 1,175

€1,373
$1,478
Victorian Pollard Oak Chest of Drawers

Victorian Pollard Oak Chest of Drawers

£ 1,175

€1373
$1478

LT Antiques

Multi-functional 7 Drawer Dresser Base

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Multi-functional 7 Drawer Dresser Base

£ 530

€619
$667
Multi-functional 7 Drawer Dresser Base

Multi-functional 7 Drawer Dresser Base

£ 530

€619
$667

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

6 Drawer Oak ‘Arclight’ Plan Chest

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

6 Drawer Oak ‘Arclight’ Plan Chest

£ 690

€806
$868
6 Drawer Oak ‘Arclight’ Plan Chest

6 Drawer Oak ‘Arclight’ Plan Chest

£ 690

€806
$868

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Victorian English Pine Chest of Drawers 2 Over 2

£ 500

€584
$629
19th Century Victorian English Pine Chest of Drawers 2 Over 2

19th Century Victorian English Pine Chest of Drawers 2 Over 2

£ 500

€584
$629

Avego Antiques and Collectibles

Chest of Drawers Country Oak 2 Over 3 Drawers 1720

£ 985

€1,151
$1,239
Antique 19th Century Mahogany Chest of Drawers

£ 795

€929
$1,000
Antique 19th Century Mahogany Chest of Drawers

Antique 19th Century Mahogany Chest of Drawers

£ 795

€929
$1000

Penderyn Antiques

Pair of Burr Walnut George II Style Chest of Drawers

£ 2,250

€2,628
$2,830
Pair of Burr Walnut George II Style Chest of Drawers

Pair of Burr Walnut George II Style Chest of Drawers

£ 2,250

€2628
$2830

Georgian Antiques

18th Century Mahogany Fronted Cottage Chest

£ 1,750

€2,044
$2,201
18th Century Mahogany Fronted Cottage Chest

18th Century Mahogany Fronted Cottage Chest

£ 1,750

€2044
$2201

Walton House Antiques Ltd

Antique George I Quality Walnut Chest of Drawers

£ 2,650

€3,096
$3,333
Antique George I Quality Walnut Chest of Drawers

Antique George I Quality Walnut Chest of Drawers

£ 2,650

€3096
$3333

London City Antiques

Early 20th Century Chest on Chest Design Drawers

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Early 20th Century Chest on Chest Design Drawers

£ 540

€631
$679
Early 20th Century Chest on Chest Design Drawers

Early 20th Century Chest on Chest Design Drawers

£ 540

€631
$679

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Super Serpentine Painted Commode Chest of Drawers

£ 1,295

€1,513
$1,629
Super Serpentine Painted Commode Chest of Drawers

Super Serpentine Painted Commode Chest of Drawers

£ 1,295

€1513
$1629

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Antique Stripped Pine Chest of Drawers

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Antique Stripped Pine Chest of Drawers

£ 350

€409
$440
Antique Stripped Pine Chest of Drawers

Antique Stripped Pine Chest of Drawers

£ 350

€409
$440

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Oak Chest of Drawers / Bedside Chest

£ 125

€146
$157
Oak Chest of Drawers / Bedside Chest

Oak Chest of Drawers / Bedside Chest

£ 125

€146
$157

Harry Raine Antiques

Pair of French Bedside Chests of Drawers

£ 995

€1,162
$1,252
Pair of French Bedside Chests of Drawers

Pair of French Bedside Chests of Drawers

£ 995

€1162
$1252

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Edwardian Mahogany Tallboy / Linen Chest

£ 375

€438
$472
Edwardian Mahogany Tallboy / Linen Chest

Edwardian Mahogany Tallboy / Linen Chest

£ 375

€438
$472

Harry Raine Antiques

Good Quality Small Mahogany Chest of Drawers

£ 240

€280
$302
Good Quality Small Mahogany Chest of Drawers

Good Quality Small Mahogany Chest of Drawers

£ 240

€280
$302

Harry Raine Antiques

Country Oak 2 Over 4 Chest of Drawers 1720

£ 895

€1,045
$1,126
Country Oak 2 Over 4 Chest of Drawers 1720

Country Oak 2 Over 4 Chest of Drawers 1720

£ 895

€1045
$1126

Trade Antiques

Large Mahogany Victorian Chest of Drawers

£ 450

€526
$566
Large Mahogany Victorian Chest of Drawers

Large Mahogany Victorian Chest of Drawers

£ 450

€526
$566

Arundel Eccentrics

Pair of Victorian Burr Walnut Bedside Chests of Drawers

£ 1,495

€1,746
$1,881
Pair of Victorian Burr Walnut Bedside Chests of Drawers

Pair of Victorian Burr Walnut Bedside Chests of Drawers

£ 1,495

€1746
$1881

Rawlings Antiques

A George III Oak Chest of Drawers

£ 580

€678
$730
A George III Oak Chest of Drawers

A George III Oak Chest of Drawers

£ 580

€678
$730

Harry Raine Antiques

Queen Anne Walnut Chest of Drawers

£ 1,375

€1,606
$1,730
Queen Anne Walnut Chest of Drawers

Queen Anne Walnut Chest of Drawers

£ 1,375

€1606
$1730

LT Antiques

Victorian Mahogany Folio / Plan Chest

£ 695

€812
$874
Victorian Mahogany Folio / Plan Chest

Victorian Mahogany Folio / Plan Chest

£ 695

€812
$874

Oakfield Gallery

Walnut Chest of Drawers - Queen Anne Period c.1710

£ 795

€929
$1,000

Vintage Antique Chest of Drawers FAQs 


How do you date an old chest of drawers?

If they’re original, the handles would be a good indication. The pear drop handles on each drawer will tell you that the furniture will either be from the Queen Anne or the William and Mary period. Swan neck handles would mean that the item was created from the 1750s onwards. Mouldings would also be able to tell you the date these chests were manufactured. The 17th century had mouldings applied to the carcass, but in the 18th century, these were transferred to the drawers’ edges. During the George II period, the drawers had ovolo mouldings. By 1760, cock bead moulding was used on drawers.


What's the difference between an antique dresser and an antique chest of drawers?

A dresser or the dressing table has drawers where folded clothes as well as lingerie were kept. It has a mirror attached to it. A chest of drawers, on the other hand, only has drawers as well as a top space.


How do I identify an antique chest of drawers?

Check the inside as well as the back side of the chest of drawers. You should be able to find a stamp or label that would indicate the name of the company that created the furniture. There are also some cases wherein the year as well as the city where the antique chest was created would be placed. Much like other antiques, if hand crafted, you would find indications like the name or the initials. Other than being built using wood such as teak, burr walnut, oak, and mahogany, these items also have notable features; for example, you could find an antique chest of drawers on wheels, which lessened any problem on mobility. A large antique chest of drawers in the United Kingdom, including an antique tall chest of drawers, could cost between £300 and £7,000. There are chests with bun feet, which could cost between £125 and £3800, or even more, called as such due to the feet being shaped like a flattened sphere, a known feature in 17th century furniture. Time periods such as the Georgian and Victorian regency eras, Edwardian, Queen Anne, William Mary, 18th century, and 19th century each have notable characteristics that would help a dealer value these types of antiques.


What's the meaning of chest of drawers?

Chest of drawers refers to a furniture piece with a set of drawers in its frame. This versatile and essential type of storage is where clothes are usually kept, but it can also store other things. Albeit ideally for the bedroom, the chest of drawers can also be placed in other areas such as the studies and sitting rooms.


How much should I pay for a vintage chest of drawers?

A vintage style chest of drawers sale UK dealers are offering could start at £220. The cost of an old vintage chest of drawers varies among sellers, but it depends on a lot of factors, from the condition of the item to its rarity, to the material used.