Antique Chests

Antique Chests from LoveAntiques

Antique Chests

Love Antiques bring the very best when it comes to our antique chest collection online. We take pride in offering a vast selection of styles, shapes, and sizes to suit your home interior needs. As a website showcasing the UK’s top genuine antique furniture dealers, we are proud to offer a huge authentic selection of antique chests for sale in the UK. Feel free to browse through different periods and styles and enjoy the timeless elegance of the different antique chests and vintage trunks available on the Love Antiques website. 

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18th Century Painted Pine Trunk from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

18th Century pine trunk with nicely faded original hand painted decoration and hinged lid.
18th Century Painted Pine Trunk from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

£2,200

$2,740 €2,453

Large Antique Pine Trunk or Blanket Box from The Penderyn Furniture Co

A large antique pine trunk or blanket box with internal candle box and iron drop handles to either side. Please take time to carefully look at all the photos as they ...
Large Antique Pine Trunk or Blanket Box from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£195

$243 €217

Antique Silver Chest, English, Oak, Brass, Case c.1900 from London Fine Ltd

This is an antique silver chest. An English, oak and brass bound case. Appealing late Victorian chest. Displays a desirable aged patina. Oak shows fine grain interest. Rich caramel hues ...
Antique Silver Chest, English, Oak, Brass, Case c.1900 from London Fine Ltd

£795

$990 €887

Period Oak Country Antique Coffer from Driscolls Antiques Ltd

This Period Oak Country Antique Coffer is of pegged construction and dates from the late 18th century. This super piece has a hinged lid above a panelled front, with thumb ...
Period Oak Country Antique Coffer from Driscolls Antiques Ltd

£795

$990 €887

Late 17th - Early 18th Century Gothic Rent Table from Youngs Antiques

A fabulous late 17th - early 18th century gothic carved rent table. The table is entirely constructed from chestnut with a heavily carved and panelled front, with molded panelled sides and ...
Late 17th - Early 18th Century Gothic Rent Table from Youngs Antiques

£2,850

$3,550 €3,178

Superb Early 18th Century Mule Chest from Youngs Antiques

This is a superb early 18th Century antiqie mule chest dated 1700 with owners initials W.T. The chest having an elaborately carved triple panelled front and inlaid with boxwood and bog ...
Superb Early 18th Century Mule Chest from Youngs Antiques

£1,650

$2,055 €1,840

Victorian Pine Dome Top Trunk or Storage Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

A 19th century Victorian antique pine domed top trunk or storage chest with original iron drop handles to either side and dove tail joints. Please take time to carefully look at ...
Victorian Pine Dome Top Trunk or Storage Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£175

$218 €195

16th Century English Boarded Oak Coffer from Youngs Antiques

A 16th century English boarded oak coffer, having a lovely dry untouched natural patina. The coffer is of heavy construction and retains its original hinges and hasp with a later ...
16th Century English Boarded Oak Coffer from Youngs Antiques

£2,000

$2,491 €2,230

Rare 17th Century Oak Coffer from Wickersley Antiques

A superb and Rare 17th century Coffer in Oak with two drawers, the carving is excellent and original, it has a very pleasing colour and patina, inside it has a ...
Rare 17th Century Oak Coffer from Wickersley Antiques

£975

$1,214 €1,087

17th Century Oak Coffer Yorkshire from Wickersley Antiques

A Superb West Yorkshire Coffer in Oak, unusually it has plank sides and back but a pannelled front, it has great original carving it also has its lock and ...
17th Century Oak Coffer Yorkshire from Wickersley Antiques

£750

$934 €836

Ww1 Period Officers Campaign Chest from Military Mart & Mantiques

A superb item, also makes an interesting coffee table. Complete with all the items you can see.... Too many to list but you will get them all. A very rare and ...
Ww1 Period Officers Campaign Chest from Military Mart & Mantiques

£750

$934 €836

Good 20th Century Trunk from Victoria Antiques

Offered for sale is this 20th Century shaped mahogany good quality trunk
Good 20th Century Trunk from Victoria Antiques

£150

$187 €167

Asian Parquetry Silk Robe Chest from Hingstons Antiques

This Asian parquetry silk robe chest was used by a wealthy family to store their precious and valuable silk robes. The front back sides and top are covered in fine parquetry ...
Asian Parquetry Silk Robe Chest from Hingstons Antiques

£1,985

$2,472 €2,214

17th Century Oak Coffer from Haywain Antiques

A finely carved 17th century three panel oak coffer with original thistle decoration to front with carved frieze. The planked lid has original iron split pin hinges but later under ...
17th Century Oak Coffer from Haywain Antiques

£575

$716 €641

Beautiful Large 19th Century Oriental Hide Covered Camphor Wood Chest On Later 2 Draw Stand from Anthony Wilkinson Antiques

Superb hide covered camphor wood chest on a later bespoke made lacquered pine stand dating mid 19th century a well travelled piece of luggage possibly for shipping personal items? Whilst ...
Beautiful Large 19th Century Oriental Hide Covered Camphor Wood Chest On Later 2 Draw Stand from Anthony Wilkinson Antiques

£350

$436 €390

Fabulous Late 16th Century Iron Bound Collection Chest from Youngs Antiques

A fabulous late 16th century oak Iron bound collection chest, having a multitude of iron straps nailed to oak dovetailed boards and having a coin slot in the centre of ...
Fabulous Late 16th Century Iron Bound Collection Chest from Youngs Antiques

£2,200

$2,740 €2,453

Early Victorian Pine Chest, Blanket Box or Coffee Table from Elmgarden

Early Victorian Pine Chest, Blanket Box or Coffee Table This is a very good heavy quality box made in 1” thick pine, it has an open candle box with a secret ...
Early Victorian Pine Chest, Blanket Box or Coffee Table from Elmgarden

£345

$430 €385

Small 17th Century Plank Coffer from Youngs Antiques

A small 17th Century antique plank coffer constructed from oak and elm, the facade having guilloche carving with plane sides and arcaded stiles. The lid consisting of two boards with ...
Small 17th Century Plank Coffer from Youngs Antiques

£950

$1,183 €1,059

17th Century Box Makers Coffer from Youngs Antiques

A fine 17th century carved and inlaid coffer constructed from oak. This coffer was most likely made by a box maker the front and back consist of a wainscot paneled ...
17th Century Box Makers Coffer from Youngs Antiques

£700

$872 €781

Lovely 17th Century Plank Coffer from Youngs Antiques

A lovely 17th century elm plank coffer of good proportions and having excellent colour and patination. The coffer has two carved panels to the front with a type of dragooned ...
Lovely 17th Century Plank Coffer from Youngs Antiques

£650

$810 €725

Large 16th Century & Later Westphalian Coffer from Youngs Antiques

A large 16th Century and later Westphalian oak coffer of fine colour and patination. The coffer is of typical form, having a four paneled front consisting of carved linenfold panels ...
Large 16th Century & Later Westphalian Coffer from Youngs Antiques

£1,200

$1,495 €1,338

19th Century Camphor Campaign Trunk. Labelled Harrods from Antique & Decorative

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique camphor campaign trunk which is of good proportions. It has brass bound camphor with inset handle (lost pull) to rising lid and ...
19th Century Camphor Campaign Trunk. Labelled Harrods from Antique & Decorative

£1,260

$1,569 €1,405

Georgian Mahogany Mule Chest from LT Antiques

A fine quality 18th Century antique mahogany mule chest is of good strong construction, with a cross-banded hinged lid which opens to reveal a storage space inside. There are 2 ...
Georgian Mahogany Mule Chest from LT Antiques

£875

$1,090 €976

Antique Victorian Pine Bedding Box from Planet Antiques

Antique Pine Bedding Box Superb piece for the home, always very popular and a very versatile item that has many uses around the home. Great thing to be used as a ...
Antique Victorian Pine Bedding Box from Planet Antiques

£150

$187 €167

Georgian Mahogany Mule Chest from Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

A late 18th to early 19th century Georgian mahogany mule chest which has what appears to be a seven drawer front which is actually two dummy drawers at the top, ...
Georgian Mahogany Mule Chest from Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

£1,800

$2,242 €2,007

Antique Mahogany Bedside Chest from Town House Traders Ltd

Offered for sale is this antique mahogany bedside chest Lovely size & proportions. In mahogany with boxwood line inlay around the edges. It has a pull out slide with ...
Antique Mahogany Bedside Chest from Town House Traders Ltd

£275

$343 €307

Antique Elm Blanket Box from In A Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

A good antique elm blanket box dating from the mid to late 19th century. It is very well made with dovetail joints an attractive planked top and plinth base. It ...
Antique Elm Blanket Box from In A Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Beautiful Handsome Large Early 18th Century Oak Box On Stand from Anthony Wilkinson Antiques

A wonderful antique oak coffer with a three panelled front and nailed joints elsewhere, which indicates a primitive country made piece. The coffer had stood the last 50 odd years ...
Beautiful Handsome Large Early 18th Century Oak Box On Stand from Anthony Wilkinson Antiques

£450

$560 €502

Late Victorian  Rustic Pine Blanket Box or Chest from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

Manufacturer: n/k Material: Pine Colour: Fiddes clear satin wax A larger than standard sized late 19th century robust blanket box/chest with 3 sided detailing (cornices), inner candle box, original hinges, later ...
Late Victorian  Rustic Pine Blanket Box or Chest from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

£165

$206 €184

18th Century Small Oak Coffer from Walton House Antiques Ltd

Offered for sale is this small early 18th Century antique oak two paneled coffer. All of the items that we advertise for sale have been as accurately described as possible and ...
18th Century Small Oak Coffer from Walton House Antiques Ltd

£895

$1,115 €998

History of Antique Chests and Trunks   

The earliest history of chest and trunks can be traced back to the medieval era. But it was not until the Victorian era (around the 1870's) when they became a popular piece of furniture used in many households. The start of their popularity also coincided with the construction of cross-country railroads, as well as intercontinental travel by water. This facilitated the spread of the trunks and chests to various parts of the world when used for travel purposes.  

Historically, trunks and chests were classed as two different pieces of furniture, although they are often confused with each other. Trunks were used more as luggage for storing items and moving them from one location to another. Meanwhile, chests were designed to be a fixed and permanent fixture at home. But they are both very similar and serve the same purpose when it comes to storing personal items or serving as a treasure chest at home (or used in transit).  
 
Over the years, there was a growing demand for this type of furniture that it was not uncommon to find antique chests UK dealers and sellers. Like most other Victorian pieces of furniture, they started out as simple objects that were handmade for a functional purpose. But over the years, chests were made out of a variety of materials that led to the spread of oak chest and pine storage boxes, among other types of wooden chest furniture.  

A Look into Different Types of Antique Chests for Sale at Love Antiques  

The different types of antique chest for sale in the UK at Love Antiques can be categorised based on style. The most common type is the flat-topped one, which is primarily used for travel. As the name implies, it comes with a flat top that makes it easy to stack on trains or carriages. This type of chest also has its variations, including those wooden trunk items, particularly pine trunk. There are also those made of leather or metal.  
 
Another common type of vintage chest comes with a dome top. These are also called round top or camel top chests and their dome shape provides extra storage. They can be used as a tool chest or blanket box. These types of chests are also made of embossed tin, although now you can find more in terms of the variety of materials used. And then there are those slatted antique trunks. They are a favorite among collectors because they exhibit fine craftsmanship. In the olden days, they are often used as travel trunks or what people then also called a steamer trunk. 
 
You can also choose an antique chest based on their origins. Doing this ensures that you add a piece of furniture that offers a distinctive style to your home. Love Antiques provides a wide variety of vintage chests, including those that are from Asia (mostly Chinese), France, Great Britain, and Italy. We have many options from the 19th century but you can filter the categories to find the period that you want in particular.  

Ready to Shop for an Antique Chest Online Delivered across the UK and Europe?   

Love Antiques is the best place for vintage trunks and chests UK has for sale. You can find all kinds of trunks and storage chests to match your storage needs at home or your interior decoration style. As we bring you the most comprehensive collection of storage chest and storage trunk products, you are sure to find a match for your home. To get started on shopping from our massive inventory, you can set up a buyer’s account. This process only takes a few steps and you can then purchase your favorite piece.  
 
As there are literally thousands of vintage chests available, you can filter your search into different categories such as type of antique chest, material, period, and origin. We make sure to authenticate all items listed on our antique dealer website so you can ensure that our antique trunks are genuine and worth your investment. For more questions on the authenticity and verification of our antique pieces, do not hesitate to contact us.