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 Coffer Blanket Chest from The Antique Shop

This antique oak coffer / blanket chest has a solid oak top with moulded edge. Under having two panels with applied carved mouldings to the centre and all standing on ...
Antique Oak Coffer Blanket Chest from The Antique Shop

£285

$355 €325

Victorian Hand Dyed Buttoned Leather Ottoman from LT Antiques

This top quality ottoman is upholstered in a hand dyed cigar brown leather, dyed in the traditional method to create a rich unique colour. With deep buttoned lid and concave ...
Victorian Hand Dyed Buttoned Leather Ottoman from LT Antiques

£1,250

$1,556 €1,425

Large Camphor Wood Military Campaign Trunk from LT Antiques

This superb military trunk is in superb condition, boasting a wonderful honey coloured camphor wood construction with brass corners, straps and carry handles. There are 3 escutcheons along the front and ...
Large Camphor Wood Military Campaign Trunk from LT Antiques

£1,450

$1,805 €1,652

17th Century Oak Plank Coffer from Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

A 17th Century oak plank coffer. This charming six plank coffer is of simple form, typical of the period. It does have some subtle design features such as the cut-out ...
17th Century Oak Plank Coffer from Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Anglo Indian Satinwood & Ebony Chest from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

19th Century Anglo-Indian antique satinwood and ebony chest.
19th Century Anglo Indian Satinwood & Ebony Chest from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Georgian Oak Coffer with Candle Box from Salisbury Antiques Centre

Offered for sale is this 18th Century Georgian antique oak coffer with candle box.
Georgian Oak Coffer with Candle Box from Salisbury Antiques Centre

£795

$990 €906

Large Victorian Oak Mule Chest from Salisbury Antiques Centre

Offered for sale is this large 19th Century Victorian antique oak mule chest with internal candle box
Large Victorian Oak Mule Chest from Salisbury Antiques Centre

£695

$865 €792

Elaborate 16th Century Nuremberg Chest from Youngs Antiques

An elaborate 16th century Nuremberg iron bound chest also known as a Armada chest. The chest has incredibly detailed and ornate ironwork and is covered in riveted strapwork with engraved ...
Elaborate 16th Century Nuremberg Chest from Youngs Antiques

£2,600

$3,236 €2,963

Handsome 17th Century Oak Coffer c.1690 from Charnwood Antiques

Handsome 17th Century Oak Coffer, with three panelled top, panelled ends, front & back. Original bottom boards & with metal loop hinges (see photos of top & inside of lid). ...
Handsome 17th Century Oak Coffer c.1690 from Charnwood Antiques

£895

$1,114 €1,020

Grand Scale 19th Century Syrian Wedding Chest from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Impressive, grand scale 19th Century Syrian dowry wedding chest, beautifully inlaid with mother of pearl and lead wire. A truly stunning example.
Grand Scale 19th Century Syrian Wedding Chest from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

£6,700

$8,340 €7,636

Antique Shipwright's Tool Chest, English, Pine, Merchant's, Trunk c.1870 from London Fine Ltd

This is an antique shipwright's tool chest. An English, pine merchants trunk, dating to the late 19th Century adding further appeal. Pine stocks show fine grain interest. Rich caramel hues ...
Antique Shipwright's Tool Chest, English, Pine, Merchant's, Trunk c.1870 from London Fine Ltd

£625

$778 €712

17th Century English Carved Oak Coffer from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

17th Century English carved oak coffer. Having three fielded panels to the top, and retaining its original hinges. Nice colour and patina.
17th Century English Carved Oak Coffer from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

£950

$1,183 €1,083

Charles I Oak Chest c.1643 from Piccione

This is a really nice 17th Century Charles l antique oak chest with lovely colour
Charles I Oak Chest c.1643 from Piccione

£2,200

$2,738 €2,507

19th Century Dowry Chest Cupboard from Walton House Antiques Ltd

A charming 19th Century antique Dowry chest from the Hindu-Kush made of Afghan or Himalayan cedar with influences from Persia and the Swat Valley. All of the items that we advertise ...
19th Century Dowry Chest Cupboard from Walton House Antiques Ltd

£770

$958 €878

Antique Colonial Merchant’s Chest from Hingstons Antiques

This Antique Colonial merchant’s chest was first crafted in the first half of the 19thc. using an Indian hardwood. This chest was originally made for a European, to be used ...
Antique Colonial Merchant’s Chest from Hingstons Antiques

£1,150

$1,431 €1,311

Compact Antique Coffer, English, Oak, Chest, Trunk, Early Georgian c.1720 from London Fine Ltd

This is a compact antique coffer. An English, oak carved chest or trunk, dating to the early Georgian period. Superb coffer with fine detail.Displays a desirable aged patina. Highly carved, ...
Compact Antique Coffer, English, Oak, Chest, Trunk, Early Georgian c.1720 from London Fine Ltd

£2,650

$3,299 €3,020

Oak Coffer with Carved Panels Good Storage c.1850 from Pughs Antiques

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique oak coffer with carved panels. It has a versatile offering. Good storage and in good condition.
Oak Coffer with Carved Panels Good Storage c.1850 from Pughs Antiques

£375

$467 €427

Antique Six Plank Oak Coffer c.1780 from Victoria Antiques

Offered for sale is this 18th Century antique original antique 6 plank oak chest, trunk, coffer.
Antique Six Plank Oak Coffer c.1780 from Victoria Antiques

£320

$398 €365

Country Pine Blanket Box with Floral Upholstered Top c.1910 from Pughs Antiques

Offered for sale is this 1910s antique country pine blanket box with floral upholstered top versatile in good condition.
Country Pine Blanket Box with Floral Upholstered Top c.1910 from Pughs Antiques

£175

$218 €199

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

Large Victorian Pine Blanket Box, Coffee Table or Shoe Tidy Large Victorian Pine Blanket Box, Coffee Table or Shoe Tidy This is a good quality pine box it has been fully ...
Large Victorian Pine Blanket Box, Coffee Table or Shoe Tidy from Elmgarden

£350

$436 €399

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

$2,738 €2,507

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 €222

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 €906

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 €906

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

$3,548 €3,248

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

$2,054 €1,880

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 €199

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

$2,489 €2,279

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 €1,111

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 €855

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.