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 French Oak Coffer from Fernyhough Antiques

Super French 18th Century antique oak panelled coffer. Excellent colour and condition. You are welcome to view this item at our showrooms, please phone ahead of visiting
Large French Oak Coffer from Fernyhough Antiques

£495

$619 €547

Victorian Pine Blanket Box, Coffee Table or Shoe Tidy from Elmgarden

Victorian Pine Blanket Box or Coffee Table. This is a good quality pine box it has been fully restored, it has strap hinges and it stands on a neat plinth ...
Victorian Pine Blanket Box, Coffee Table or Shoe Tidy from Elmgarden

£325

$406 €359

Large 19th Century Chest or Blanket Box from JMR Antiques Ltd

A beautiful 19th Century (1880) antique pine chest in worn condition. An excellent size, with a flat top this would make a wonderful coffee table or storage box for a ...
Large 19th Century Chest or Blanket Box from JMR Antiques Ltd

£595

$744 €658

Painted Marriage Chest from Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

A lovely, well-painted decorative box raised on four short legs with concave frieze. The front has a square central panel painted with the married couple’s portraits in profile over a ...
Painted Marriage Chest from Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Planked Elm Coffer c.1850 from Patination

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique planked elm coffer in excellent original condition.
Planked Elm Coffer c.1850 from Patination

£425

$532 €470

18th Century Elm Coffer from Patination

Charming 18th Century antique elm coffer with the added feature of a drawer. Stamped decoration showing the initials RB and the date of 1733. Historic repair to one rear leg and evidence ...
18th Century Elm Coffer from Patination

£475

$594 €525

17th Century Carved Oak Coffer from Mid Wales Antiques

This is a good-looking piece of period oak, typical of the style made in the transition period from the late 1500s when they were constructed from six simple boards with ...
17th Century Carved Oak Coffer from Mid Wales Antiques

£375

$469 €415

Lovely Victorian Antique Pine Long Coffee Table / TV Stand / Blanket Box from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on a square plinth supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are lovely dovetail jointed corners. There are original metal carry handles to each ...
Lovely Victorian Antique Pine Long Coffee Table / TV Stand / Blanket Box from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£375

$469 €415

Original Victorian Antique Pine Long Coffee Table / TV Stand / Blanket Box from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on bracket feet supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are lovely dovetail jointed corners. There are original metal carry handles to each end. ...
Original Victorian Antique Pine Long Coffee Table / TV Stand / Blanket Box from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£395

$494 €437

Original Huge Horse Tack Room Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Box from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

The box stands on a square plinth supporting the main section where there are four sides. There are lovely dovetail jointed corners. There are original metal carry handles to each ...
Original Huge Horse Tack Room Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Box from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£445

$557 €492

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 lovely dovetail jointed corners. There are original metal carry handles to each ...
Lovely Small Antique Pine Victorian Coffer Blanket Box / Coffee Table from D & J Hunt Antiques Ltd

£295

$369 €326

18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer with Panel Front from The Penderyn Furniture Co

A well presented antique 18th century Welsh oak coffer with four panel front and two drawers each dressed with brass drawer pull handles. To the inside is a candle box ...
18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer with Panel Front from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£595

$744 €658

Victorian Leather Ottoman from Hingstons Antiques

This 19th Century Victorian antique leather ottoman. We have recovered this in our fine Grade 1 leather that we hand dye before finishing to look antique. Each one of the ...
Victorian Leather Ottoman from Hingstons Antiques

£1,375

$1,720 €1,520

Large 19th Century European Stripped Pine Chest from Elmgarden

Large 19th Century European Stripped Pine Chest This is a Large and strong European Pine Chest, it has a candle box and a secret shelf inside The chest has been stripped and ...
Large 19th Century European Stripped Pine Chest from Elmgarden

£365

$456 €404

European Folk Art Painted Pine Chest from Elmgarden

European Folk Art Painted Pine Chest This is a lovely piece, it has painted decoration, very visible on the front and sides though the decoration on the top has mostly worn ...
European Folk Art Painted Pine Chest from Elmgarden

£375

$469 €415

Painted Pine Sea Chest Coffee Table with Primitive Ship Painting from Vintage House

This is a handsome antique pine trunk which dates to the late 1800's. It would have once been used as a piece of luggage on long sea voyages but would now ...
Painted Pine Sea Chest Coffee Table with Primitive Ship Painting from Vintage House

£295

$369 €326

Small Antique Pine Sea Chest from Vintage House

This is a smashing little antique chest which dates to the late Victorian era. It would have once been used as a small piece of luggage to store precious belongings but ...
Small Antique Pine Sea Chest from Vintage House

£135

$169 €149

Large 6ft 18th Century Oak Coffer from Kernow Furniture

Large 18th Century oak coffer, hinged lid with large original iron hinges with dovetailed joints on bracket feet, later galvanised liner.
Large 6ft 18th Century Oak Coffer from Kernow Furniture

£745

$932 €824

Georgian 5 Plank Oak Coffer from Elmgarden

18th Century Georgian antique 5 plank oak coffer As you can see, this piece has been upholstered with a deeply buttoned leather cushion. The chest is made in solid oak, the ...
Georgian 5 Plank Oak Coffer from Elmgarden

£495

$619 €547

Antique Victorian Pine Trunk, Pine Chest or Blanket Box from The Penderyn Furniture Co

An antique Victorian pine trunk, blanket box or storage chest with exposed dove tail joints, iron drop handle handles to either side and hinged lid. Inside there is a candle ...
Antique Victorian Pine Trunk, Pine Chest or Blanket Box from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£195

$244 €216

Antique 18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer, Chest or Blanket Box from The Penderyn Furniture Co

An 18th century antique Welsh oak coffer chest with three moulded panels to the front, oak plank lid, standing on bracket feet. The lid is hinged with the traditional Welsh ...
Antique 18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer, Chest or Blanket Box from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£395

$494 €437

Antique 18th Century Oak Mule Chest or Coffer on Stand from The Penderyn Furniture Co

A well presented 18th century antique oak mule chest or coffer on stand. The three panel fronted chest sits on a two drawer base and bracket feet. Inside the chest ...
Antique 18th Century Oak Mule Chest or Coffer on Stand from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£595

$744 €658

Super Camphor Coffee Table Chest from Fernyhough Antiques

A superb 19th Century Oriental camphor chest, with brass hinges and escution plate, dovetails corners, great colour and condition Our showroom is open five days a week including Saturdays, please phone ...
Super Camphor Coffee Table Chest from Fernyhough Antiques

£595

$744 €658

Victorian Camphor Trunk from Daniel Clark Furniture

A camphor trunk dating to the Victorian period. This heavy quality antique has a beautiful light colour and has been polished, it does show different colours in the wood in ...
Victorian Camphor Trunk from Daniel Clark Furniture

£1,000

$1,251 €1,106

Arminian Wedding Chest c.1890 from Coachhouse Antiques and Art

A beautifully carved 19th Century antique wedding chest with metal clasp.
Arminian Wedding Chest c.1890 from Coachhouse Antiques and Art

£105

$131 €116

Quality Leather Upholstered Box Stool from Town House Traders Ltd

Offefed for sale is this quality leather upholstered box/foot stool ottoman. Covered in ox blood red leather with button down sides. Lift off lidded top with inside stroage. Standing on ...
Quality Leather Upholstered Box Stool from Town House Traders Ltd

£325

$406 €359

Painted Pine Coffer c.1850 from Patination

Offered for sale is this mid 19th Century antique small pine coffer with original paint. It has a working lock and key. Historic usage marks
Painted Pine Coffer c.1850 from Patination

£340

$425 €376

Anglo Indian Storage Chest from Vintage House

This is an attractive antique Anglo Indian chest which dates to the Victorian era. It would have possibly been a used as a dowry chest and is very ornate, a ...
Anglo Indian Storage Chest from Vintage House

£375

$469 €415

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

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

£795

$994 €879

Antique Merchant's Tool Chest, Canadian, Mahogany, Trunk c.1900 from London Fine Ltd

This is an antique merchant's tool chest. A Canadian, mahogany trunk, dating to the late Victorian period. Well aged, fascinating chest. Displays a desirable aged patina. Mahogany shows fine grain ...
Antique Merchant's Tool Chest, Canadian, Mahogany, Trunk c.1900 from London Fine Ltd

£645

$807 €713

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.