Antique Chests

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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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Oak Mule Chest c.1800 from Oakfield Gallery

This is a late 18th/early19th century oak mule chest. The chest stands on its original bracket feet and is fitted with two small drawers and the original brass swan neck ...
Oak Mule Chest c.1800 from Oakfield Gallery

£320

$413 €374

Large Antique Coffer, English, Pine, Storage, Chest, Trunk, Victorian from London Fine Ltd

This is a large, antique coffer. An English, pine storage chest or trunk and dating to the Victorian period. Antique coffer displays a desirable aged patina. Select pine with fine ...
Large Antique Coffer, English, Pine, Storage, Chest, Trunk, Victorian from London Fine Ltd

£985

$1,272 €1,150

Large Antique Pine Mule Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

A large stripped 19th Century antique pine mule chest with decorative carved panels to the front and two drawers to the base with ceramic knobs. Please take time to carefully look ...
Large Antique Pine Mule Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£495

$639 €578

19th Century Brass Bound Campaign Chest, Secret Interior from Elmgarden

A 19th Century Brass bound Campaign Chest, Secret Interior This is a beautiful looking and fine quality Campaign chest, the interior is unusually fitted with a large compartment. The Chest stands on ...
19th Century Brass Bound Campaign Chest, Secret Interior from Elmgarden

£550

$710 €642

Antique 18th Century Oak Mule Chest from Kernow Furniture

Antique 18th Century Oak Mule Chest. 18th Century & later oak rectangular mule chest, with a hinged moulded top, the quadruple fielded panel front fitted with two short drawers below, ...
Antique 18th Century Oak Mule Chest from Kernow Furniture

£595

$769 €695

Victorian Pitch Pine Blanket Chest from Planet Antiques

Lovely item to own, Victorian stained pine blanket chest in good order with all its charm we see this substantial piece sat at the end of a smart bed or ...
Victorian Pitch Pine Blanket Chest from Planet Antiques

£225

$291 €263

16th Century Oak Clamp Front Chest / Coffer from Hutton-Clarke Antiques

A rare and early clamp front chest/ coffer from the late 16th century, circa 1590. Beautifully embellished with original deep chip carving of roundels with a central cross flanked by ...
16th Century Oak Clamp Front Chest / Coffer from Hutton-Clarke Antiques

£3,450

$4,457 €4,028

Antique Carved Six Plank Chest from Kernow Furniture

Antique Carved Six Plank Chest. 18th century style six plank oak chest, with a plain hinged top, the carved twin panel front with flowerhead roundel, fan end foliate decoration on ...
Antique Carved Six Plank Chest from Kernow Furniture

£845

$1,092 €987

Victorian Brass Bound Camphor Trunk from Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

A Victorian solid camphor wood trunk with brass corners and strapping. The trunk has a deep hinged lid with a brass stay to hold it open. The sides of the trunk have ...
Victorian Brass Bound Camphor Trunk from Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

£625

$807 €730

Antique Steamer Trunk Coffee Table Victorian Pine Chest Old Rustic Storage Blanket Box 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. In stripped pine with warm honeyed tones, ...
Antique Steamer Trunk Coffee Table Victorian Pine Chest Old Rustic Storage Blanket Box from Vintage Trunks & Chests

£295

$381 €344

Antique Pine Dome Top Chest or Trunk from The Penderyn Furniture Co

An antique 19th century pine dome top storage chest or trunk with iron drop handles to either side and impressive dovetail jointing showing to each corner. Condition Report; In good antique ...
Antique Pine Dome Top Chest or Trunk from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£195

$252 €228

Early Anglo Indian Inlaid Coffer from Town House Traders Ltd

Offered for sale is this early antique anglo indian coffer/trunk Primitive construction, pin hinges, chip carved detail to the panelled front with silver inlay and mother of pearl. Very heavy ...
Early Anglo Indian Inlaid Coffer from Town House Traders Ltd

£490

$633 €572

Blanket Box from Fontaine Decorative

Offered for sale is this mid 19th Century antique pine blanket box in original paint.
Blanket Box from Fontaine Decorative

£345

$446 €403

Dutch Colonial Mahogany Chest from Verteris Antiques

Dutch Colonial Mahogany Chest with original brass work and original bun feet.
Dutch Colonial Mahogany Chest from Verteris Antiques

£295

$381 €344

Oak Box from McBains Antiques 2 Vintage

Circa 1900 oak country box.
Oak Box from McBains Antiques 2 Vintage

£175

$226 €204

19th Century Stained Pine Sea Chest with Rope Handles from The Penderyn Furniture Co

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique stained pine seaman’s sea chest or trunk with rope carrying handles. Please take time to carefully look at all the photos as they ...
19th Century Stained Pine Sea Chest with Rope Handles from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£295

$381 €344

Carved Oak Coffer Trunk c.1820 from Walton House Antiques Ltd

This is an unusual carved 19th Century antique oak coffer trunk with superb basket weave carved panels. It would make a super coffee table probably continental. All of the items that ...
Carved Oak Coffer Trunk c.1820 from Walton House Antiques Ltd

£725

$937 €847

Oak Coffer From the Transitional Period from Walton House Antiques Ltd

Oak coffer - A Transitional Period Oak Coffer with Two Panelled Front. Fitted Candle Box with Two Little Drawers Dimensions Height 25' 64cm Width 46' 117cm Depth 17.25' ...
Oak Coffer From the Transitional Period from Walton House Antiques Ltd

£795

$1,027 €928

Large Walnut Strongbox with Original Key 1780 (Free Shipping To Mainland England) from Trade Antiques

This is a strongbox Dates 1780-1800 German Made out of walnut wood Wonderful patina Large metal carrying handles Original key Original lock Original hinges Has original candlebox (Candlebox top is slightly warped with age) Hand carved Shaped skirt Dog teeth ...
Large Walnut Strongbox with Original Key 1780 (Free Shipping To Mainland England) from Trade Antiques

£885

$1,143 €1,033

Charming Hand Painted 18th Century Swedish Marriage Chest from Rams Head Antiques

A really charming 18th century Swedish Hand Painted Chest in lovely original condition with the date 1765 and family initials. The chest has a delightful colour and wonderful original ironwork ...
Charming Hand Painted 18th Century Swedish Marriage Chest from Rams Head Antiques

£545

$704 €636

Beautiful 19th Century Swedish Marriage Chest from Rams Head Antiques

This is a very attractive hand painted Swedish Chest in super order dating from around 1870. The chest is decorated with floral panels to the front and sides on a ...
Beautiful 19th Century Swedish Marriage Chest from Rams Head Antiques

£395

$510 €461

Large and Finely Carved Early 18th Century Blanket Box from Windsor House Antiques

A large and finely carved early 18th century blanket box. With arched detail panels to the four front sections. On high square section supports. Excellent overall condition. In a rich ...
Large and Finely Carved Early 18th Century Blanket Box from Windsor House Antiques

£1,000

$1,292 €1,168

Exceptionally Handsome Late 18th Century Mule Chest from Windsor House Antiques

An exceptionally handsome late 18th century mule chest. With a beautifully and sharply carved top section under the lift lid. Two panelled fronted drawers to the base of a very ...
Exceptionally Handsome Late 18th Century Mule Chest from Windsor House Antiques

£1,300

$1,679 €1,518

17th Century Style Italian Walnut Cassone Chest from Mersham Manor Antiques

-Welcome to Mersham Manor Antiques- A very attractive Italian 17th century style walnut cassone ( marriage chest ). Dating from the late 19th century in the 17th century style. c1890. This very striking chest ...
17th Century Style Italian Walnut Cassone Chest from Mersham Manor Antiques

£395

$510 €461

19th C Baroque Traveling Silver Chest by Mappin and Webb, Distressed Paint from Elmgarden

19th C Baroque Traveling Silver Chest by Mappin and Webb, Distressed Paint A super quality sliver chest or strong box, the chest is made by Mappin and Webb and intended ...
19th C Baroque Traveling Silver Chest by Mappin and Webb, Distressed Paint from Elmgarden

£4,500

$5,813 €5,254

Beautiful Antique Chinese Camphor Wood Chest from Rams Head Antiques

This handsome Chinese camphor wood chest is a lovely clean example with a beautiful colour and very nice glowing patina. The chest is a very practical size for storage or ...
Beautiful Antique Chinese Camphor Wood Chest from Rams Head Antiques

£495

$639 €578

Rustic Oak Georgian Mule Chest from Kernow Furniture

Rustic Oak Georgian Mule Chest. George III oak mule chest, the hinged lid over an arrangement of two dummy cupboards & four dummy drawers with oak cross-banding, raised on three ...
Rustic Oak Georgian Mule Chest from Kernow Furniture

£695

$898 €811

French Bleached Oak 18th Century Chest of Drawers from Sussex Antiques and Interiors

A very rare 18th Century bleached Oak Commode Chest of Drawers. The front is serpentine in form and has nice carved detailing. All the drawers run smoothly and fitted with ...
French Bleached Oak 18th Century Chest of Drawers from Sussex Antiques and Interiors

£2,450

$3,165 €2,861

Antique Early 19th Century Oak Mule Chest Coffer Blanket Box from Michael Clifford Antiques

For sale is a stunning 19th Century antique oak mule chest. Huge chest that is very heavy. Stunning look that only time can give. Built with quality showing in the dovetail joints. Lift ...
Antique Early 19th Century Oak Mule Chest Coffer Blanket Box from Michael Clifford Antiques

£375

$484 €438

Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers from Norbury Antiques

Excellent quality Georgian mahogany chest of drawers, having a figured top with ebony stringing edge over 2 short over 3 long graduated drawers with original brass knobs all standing on ...
Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers from Norbury Antiques

£595

$769 €695

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.  

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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.