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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Large Carved Oak Coffer Box c.1900 from LT Antiques

A very large and heavy solid oak coffer storage box in good condition and ready for use. Heavily carved on all sides, with a heavy hinged lid which opens to ...
Large Carved Oak Coffer Box c.1900 from LT Antiques

£595

$731 €650

Antique French Studded Leather Chest from Rams Head Antiques

This is a stunning early 19th century French leather chest with a fabulous nut brown colour and lovely studded designs to the front, lid and sides. The chest is in ...
Antique French Studded Leather Chest from Rams Head Antiques

£1,290

$1,584 €1,409

Antique Painted Folk Art Swedish Chest from Rams Head Antiques

This is a very charming early 19th century pinewood hand painted Swedish Chest on slender legs dating from around 1850. The chest is in remarkable original condition with a good ...
Antique Painted Folk Art Swedish Chest from Rams Head Antiques

£485

$596 €530

Rustic Elm Coffer c.1850 from Worboys Antiques

19th Century antique rustic elm coffer with a lift up lid raised on a plinth with bracket feet Current Condition Good Original Condition (please note the warped left hand edge) Dimensions 95.00cm wide ...
Rustic Elm Coffer c.1850 from Worboys Antiques

£365

$448 €399

Late 17th Century Oak Coffer from Worboys Antiques

Late 17th century oak coffer having panelled sides and a three carved panel front raised on square legs.Probably from the Yorkshire area. Please note:- Although most items are on display in our ...
Late 17th Century Oak Coffer from Worboys Antiques

£485

$596 €530

Antique Concave Ottoman Upholstered in Antique Kilim c.1850 Country House Antique from Shai Abbassi Antiques

Thank you for viewing my items, Everything you see is sourced by me personally on my travels around the UK, Then restored upholstered etc in my workshop on the Surrey ...
Antique Concave Ottoman Upholstered in Antique Kilim c.1850 Country House Antique from Shai Abbassi Antiques

£695

$853 €759

Georgian Elm 6 Plank Gun Chest or Coffer from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Lovely 18th. century country make six plank elm coffer or gun chest standing on high feet with iron lock and strap hinges. All in fine condition with just a very ...
Georgian Elm 6 Plank Gun Chest or Coffer from C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

£280

$344 €306

Large Georgian Pine Blanket Box or Coffee Table from Elmgarden

Large Georgian Pine Blanket Box or Coffee Table. This is good size box which dates back to about 1800. The pine has darkened with age, the box has its original iron carrying ...
Large Georgian Pine Blanket Box or Coffee Table from Elmgarden

£375

$460 €410

Long Antique Victorian Ottoman / Blanket Box from Antique Furniture Direct

An impressive long antique Victorian upholstered mahogany ottoman of sarcophagus form. Having mahogany base with turned bun feet and original brass castors, the sides and top newly upholstered in gold ...
Long Antique Victorian Ottoman / Blanket Box from Antique Furniture Direct

£275

$338 €300

Carved Oak Coffer c.1910 from Worboys Antiques

Carved oak coffer having a carved top edge with a three panelled front the central one carved with carved corner brackets raised on baluster legs united by an under stretcher. Please ...
Carved Oak Coffer c.1910 from Worboys Antiques

£465

$571 €508

Stained Pine Trunk from Kernow Furniture

Stained Pine Trunk. Rustic trunk, solid pine with dark stain finish, iron carry handle to each end, internal candle box and lock with hinged lid.
Stained Pine Trunk from Kernow Furniture

£165

$203 €180

Victorian Pink Painted Pine Storage Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

This is a late Victorian antique pink painted pine storage chest with internal candle box and iron drop handles to either side. Condition Report; In antique condition throughout with various signs ...
Victorian Pink Painted Pine Storage Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£120

$147 €131

Antique Hardwood Merchant Chest from Hingstons Antiques

This Antique merchant chest was first crafted in the first half of the 19th Century using an Indian hardwood, it is very much of the grain and tone of European ...
Antique Hardwood Merchant Chest from Hingstons Antiques

£1,175

$1,443 €1,284

Ottoman Covered in 19th Century Kilim from Walton House Antiques Ltd

Offered for sale is this 1930s ottoman covered with a 19th century Kilim. All of the items that we advertise for sale have been as accurately described as possible and are ...
Ottoman Covered in 19th Century Kilim from Walton House Antiques Ltd

£395

$485 €431

Small Oak Silver Chest c.1880 from Patination

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique oak silver chest with iron strap work and lifting handles.
Small Oak Silver Chest c.1880 from Patination

£265

$325 €289

19th Century Iron Clad Trunk from Andros Antiques

This imposing 19th Century European Iron Clad Trunk not only has huge decorative appeal, but also offers a tremendous amount of storage space. The ironwork has a lovely aged appearance ...
19th Century Iron Clad Trunk from Andros Antiques

£745

$915 €814

Regency Anglo Indian Teak Window Seat from LT Antiques

In showroom condition, this large window seat is very comfortable to sit on and also provides a great storage solution. Soft seat pad on the top professionally upholstered in a ...
Regency Anglo Indian Teak Window Seat from LT Antiques

£1,450

$1,780 €1,584

Early 20th Century Oriental Teak & Camphor Wood Carved Chest from Arrowsmith Antiques & Restoration

An extremely good quality early 20th Century Oriental freestanding teak chest with deep cherry blossom carving stood on stepped bracket feet. The chest retains its original engraved brass back plate, ...
Early 20th Century Oriental Teak & Camphor Wood Carved Chest from Arrowsmith Antiques & Restoration

Square Floral Upholstered Ottoman from Kernow Furniture

Square floral upholstered ottoman. Antique ottoman, upholstered in floral fabric with lined interior, hinged lid, set on brown porcelain casters.
Square Floral Upholstered Ottoman from Kernow Furniture

£195

$239 €213

Floral Upholstered Ottoman from Kernow Furniture

Floral upholstered ottoman. Pine body ottoman with floral upholstery on gypsy castors.
Floral Upholstered Ottoman from Kernow Furniture

£245

$301 €268

19th Century Zanzibar Chest on Stand from Rams Head Antiques

This is a superb antique Zanzibar Chest on its original stand with fine quality brass mounts dating from around 1840. The chest has a great colour and the brassware is ...
19th Century Zanzibar Chest on Stand from Rams Head Antiques

£1,750

$2,149 €1,912

Small Oak Linen Fold Coffer from Eras of Style Antiques & Interiors

Offered for sale is this small oak linen fold coffer
Small Oak Linen Fold Coffer from Eras of Style Antiques & Interiors

Daybed Ottoman Chaise Longue from Lovage

Antique pine chaise longue box or ottoman with opening lid. Probably made in the 1920’s, looking at the feet. We’ve re-covered it in a coarse weave, chenille blend type fabric. ...
Daybed Ottoman Chaise Longue from Lovage

£225

$276 €246

Coffer Carved Oak from Late 17th Century from Walton House Antiques Ltd

A well carved late 17th century oak coffer of superb quality and small size. All of the items that we advertise for sale have been as accurately described as possible and ...
Coffer Carved Oak from Late 17th Century from Walton House Antiques Ltd

£1,275

$1,566 €1,393

Oak Mule Chest c.1905 from Pughs Antiques

Offered for sale is this antique oak Mule Chest / Coffer. Very Versatile. Huge storage options.Lift up Lid and Several drawers in base.
Oak Mule Chest c.1905 from Pughs Antiques

£275

$338 €300

Oak Coffer Three Paneled Handsome Early 18th Century from Walton House Antiques Ltd

This is a handsome early 18th Century antique oak three panelled coffer of superb colour and patina retaining its candle box. All of the items that we advertise for sale have ...
Oak Coffer Three Paneled Handsome Early 18th Century from Walton House Antiques Ltd

£750

$921 €819

Painted Pine Blanket Chest Toy Box c.1890 from Celia Rose Antiques

A Victorian Country Pine painted Blanket Chest or Toy Chest, with original cast iron handles and original blacksmith hand forged hinges with a large original lock. The oblong hinged top ...
Painted Pine Blanket Chest Toy Box c.1890 from Celia Rose Antiques

£185

$227 €202

Early 18th Century Oak Coffer c.1700 from Charnwood Antiques

Early 18th Century Oak Coffer/ Marriage Chest with three panel front geometrically inlaid with fruitwood. Solid oak ends with shaped cut outs to form the legs. This coffer retains its ...
Early 18th Century Oak Coffer c.1700 from Charnwood Antiques

£895

$1,099 €978

Early Antique 1750s Oak Mule Chest from Pughs Antiques

1750 Oak Mule Chest. Very Versatile. Huge storage options. Lift up Lid and 2 drawers in base. Will be waxed before delivery.
Early Antique 1750s Oak Mule Chest from Pughs Antiques

£450

$553 €492

1940s Cedar Wood Trunk on Ball & Claw Feet from Pughs Antiques

1940's Cedar Wood Trunk on Ball and Claw Feet. Very Versatile in Good Condition.
1940s Cedar Wood Trunk on Ball & Claw Feet from Pughs Antiques

£225

$276 €246

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.