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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Antique Oak Inlaid Coffer from The Antique Shop

Antique Oak Inlaid Coffer. This lovey oak carved inlaid coffer / blanket chest has moulded edge to the top. Under having carved detail and three arched and carved inlaid panels ...
Antique Oak Inlaid Coffer from The Antique Shop

£525

$690 €622

Large Victorian Scrumbled Pine Mule Chest from Planet Antiques

Scumbled Pine Mule Chest Fantastic item for any home, scumbled pine mule chest with a vast amount of storage. Loads of uses to be had but we see this being used ...
Large Victorian Scrumbled Pine Mule Chest from Planet Antiques

£225

$296 €267

Victorian Pine Mule Chest - Refurbished from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

Manufacturer: n/k Material: Pine Colour: Antique pine waxed Good sized Victorian pine mule chest consisting of a large full height storage space (blanket box) with a lower full width drawer (17 cm ...
Victorian Pine Mule Chest - Refurbished from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

£325

$427 €385

Large Early 20th Century Colonial Padauk Storage Trunk / Chest on Stand from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

Material: Padauk/Teak Colour: Teak An early 20th century Indian export 2 part chest on a stand, made rom Padauk. A well made and very robust chest made from 1' timber with ...
Large Early 20th Century Colonial Padauk Storage Trunk / Chest on Stand from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

£385

$506 €456

Large Antique Upholstered Ottoman / Stool c.1880 from Hutton-Clarke Antiques

A large Country house ottoman stool, standing on turned walnut legs with original porcelain castors. Covered traditionally in neutral grey linen on a sprung base with horsehair stuffing.
Large Antique Upholstered Ottoman / Stool c.1880 from Hutton-Clarke Antiques

£995

$1,307 €1,179

Georgian Oak Mule Chest from Country Homes Antiques

18th Century Georgian antique provincial oak mule chest. With three arch-topped fielded panels above a two drawer base. Excellent condition. 500 pieces of quality antique furniture at Country Homes Antiques Stirling ...
Georgian Oak Mule Chest from Country Homes Antiques

£465

$611 €551

Large Victorian  Dome Top Leather & Metal Bound  Travel Trunk from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

Manufacturer: n/k Material: Oak, metal straps, leather Colour: Mid Brown/Black Large mid 19th century, dome top travelling trunk, mounted on low wheels, internally cloth lined, Oak, patterned leather and metal strapping to the ...
Large Victorian  Dome Top Leather & Metal Bound  Travel Trunk from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

£445

$585 €527

Victorian Oak Steel Bound Silver Chest, Campaign Chest with Provenance from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

Manufacturer: n/k Material: Steel bound Oak Colour: Dark Oak Width: 76cm Height: 58 cm Depth: 46 cm Article number: YAL 2279 Late Victorian Oak Steel bound Silver chest circa very well made and robust with 2 good ...
Victorian Oak Steel Bound Silver Chest, Campaign Chest with Provenance from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

£695

$913 €823

Rustic Teak Trunk from Kernow Furniture

Offered for sale is this early 20th Century rustic teak trunk. Rustic stained trunk, hinged lid, rope handles, dove tailed corners.
Rustic Teak Trunk from Kernow Furniture

£225

$296 €267

Antique Mule Chest, English, Georgian, Oak, Coffer, Trunk, 18th Century c.1750 from London Fine Ltd

This is an antique mule chest. An English, Georgian oak coffer, or trunk, dating to the mid-18th Century. Prime example of early Georgian furniture. Superb oak stocks with fine grain ...
Antique Mule Chest, English, Georgian, Oak, Coffer, Trunk, 18th Century c.1750 from London Fine Ltd

£2,295

$3,015 €2,719

Leather Bound Ottoman c.1930 from Marylebone Antiques

Antique Victorian style hand coloured leather trunk in excellent condition with a lift up seat & plenty of storage inside. The leather is all hand tacked onto the frame & ...
Leather Bound Ottoman c.1930 from Marylebone Antiques

£575

$755 €681

Rajasthan Chest / Coffee Table 19th Century - India from Alain Michel Antiques

Superb 19th century Indian chest in teak covered with iron decoration. Good quality solid Teak from the 19th century iron strapped chest / trunk constructed from solid teak with iron banding ...
Rajasthan Chest / Coffee Table 19th Century - India from Alain Michel Antiques

£1,500

$1,971 €1,777

Lovely Small Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on a square plinth supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are original metal carry handles to each end. There is a lift up ...
Lovely Small Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£275

$361 €326

Really Pretty Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on a square plinth supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are original metal carry handles to each end. There is a lift up ...
Really Pretty Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£345

$453 €409

Pair of Victorian Upholstered Ottoman Window Seats from Elmgarden

A Pair of Victorian Upholstered Ottoman Window Seats A great pair, on wheels, with new upholstery, the seats have been upholstered around in Red Chenille and on the top a ...
Pair of Victorian Upholstered Ottoman Window Seats from Elmgarden

£875

$1,150 €1,037

Long Large Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on a square plinth supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are original metal carry handles to each end. There is a lift up ...
Long Large Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£345

$453 €409

Lovely Antique Pine Victorian Medium Sized Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on a square plinth supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are original metal carry handles to each end. There is a lift up ...
Lovely Antique Pine Victorian Medium Sized Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£295

$388 €349

Fantastic Large Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on a square plinth supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are original metal carry handles to each end. There are dove tail joints ...
Fantastic Large Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£395

$519 €468

Large Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on a square plinth supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are original metal carry handles to each end. There is a lift up ...
Large Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£395

$519 €468

Antique Victorian Banded Steamer Trunk Coffee Table Old Rustic Pine Blanket Storage Chest + Key from Vintage Trunks & Chests

This beautiful rustic pine antique Victorian banded travel trunk with its country, heritage styling would make a stunning blanket chest or coffee table trunk. This high top steamer trunk is in ...
Antique Victorian Banded Steamer Trunk Coffee Table Old Rustic Pine Blanket Storage Chest + Key from Vintage Trunks & Chests

£395

$519 €468

Antique Victorian Campaign Chest Old Military Trunk Rustic Industrial Wooden Chest Coffee Table + Key from Vintage Trunks & Chests

An antique Victorian old wooden military chest with rustic industrial styling and tons of traditional features plus GWR logo and central working lock with key. This robust campaign storage trunk is ...
Antique Victorian Campaign Chest Old Military Trunk Rustic Industrial Wooden Chest Coffee Table + Key from Vintage Trunks & Chests

£395

$519 €468

Antique Carved Camphor Trunk c.1920 from Town House Traders Ltd

Offered for sale is this antique carved camphor trunk. Ideal as a coffee table or storage box. Oriental made for the export market. Solid camphor. Nicely quality carved scenes to ...
Antique Carved Camphor Trunk c.1920 from Town House Traders Ltd

£260

$342 €308

18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer from The Penderyn Furniture Co

This is an 18th Century Welsh antique oak coffer having four fielded and moulded panels, standing on stile feet. Please take time to carefully look at all the photos as they ...
18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£345

$453 €409

Carved Chinese Camphor Wood Chest c.1930 from The Penderyn Furniture Co

This is an early to mid 20th Century decorative carved Chinese camphor wood chest made by the Victoria brand in Hong Kong, complete with internal tray. Please take time to carefully ...
Carved Chinese Camphor Wood Chest c.1930 from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£195

$256 €231

Large Late Victorian Pine Blanket Box Original Finish & Features from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

A larger than standard sized late 19th century robust blanket box with 3 sided detailing (cornices), original hinges, handles and mounted on castors. Dovetail joint construction. This example has been ...
Large Late Victorian Pine Blanket Box Original Finish & Features from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

£175

$230 €207

19th Century Continental Pine Dome Top Trunk from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

Late 19th Century Continental antique pine dome top trunk on ball (front)/block (back) feet, with fitted metal supporting straps to the outside. This example retains its original lock and handles. ...
19th Century Continental Pine Dome Top Trunk from Yorestuff Antiques Ltd

£165

$217 €195

Small George III Period Oak Coffer Bach c.1790 from Sturmans Antiques Ltd

This is an 18th Century George III period antique oak two panel coffer 'bach'. Fielded panels to the face below hinged planked top. Moulded waist line with two drawers below; ...
Small George III Period Oak Coffer Bach c.1790 from Sturmans Antiques Ltd

£749

$984 €887

Rare Low Military Campaign Chest c.1900 from LT Antiques

This unusual and rare mahogany military chest is in good condition and of great quality construction. Rich coloured mahogany timber frame with decorative raised strapping and brass carry handles ...
Rare Low Military Campaign Chest c.1900 from LT Antiques

£1,250

$1,642 €1,481

Antique Oak Mule Chest from Kernow Furniture

Antique Oak Mule Chest. Antique 18th Century & later oak chest, pair of short drawers with three plain panels and hinged lid, on later bun feet.
Antique Oak Mule Chest from Kernow Furniture

£375

$493 €444

Pine Blanket Box c.1860 from Gildersleve Antiques

This is a large, heavy, mid 19th Century Victorian antique blanket box with candle holder and drawer spaces. It has carrying handles and a lock but no key.
Pine Blanket Box c.1860 from Gildersleve Antiques

£265

$348 €314

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.