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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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

$2,985 €2,691

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

$748 €674

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

$1,951 €1,759

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

$358 €322

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

$449 €405

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

$1,138 €1,026

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

$449 €405

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

$384 €346

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

$514 €463

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

$514 €463

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

$514 €463

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

$514 €463

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

$338 €305

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

$449 €405

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

$254 €229

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

$228 €205

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

$215 €193

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

$974 €878

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

$1,626 €1,466

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

$488 €440

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

$345 €311

Antique Travel Trunk, English, Tin, Shipping Chest, Wildman, Vice Consulate from London Fine Ltd

This is an antique travel trunk. An English, tin shipping chest in the name of T.B. Wildman, vice consulate for Great Britain in Punta Arenas, Chile and dating to the ...
Antique Travel Trunk, English, Tin, Shipping Chest, Wildman, Vice Consulate from London Fine Ltd

£395

$514 €463

Fantastic Old Antique Pine Blanket Box / Chest / Trunk / Table / Storage We Deliver! from The Old Pine Shop

Sustainable and quality furniture that will add style to your home! A lovely old pine trunk, English in origin and dating to the early 20th century/ Edwardian period. Wax finished with ...
Fantastic Old Antique Pine Blanket Box / Chest / Trunk / Table / Storage We Deliver! from The Old Pine Shop

£379

$493 €444

Unusual Pair of Kingwood Bombay Dwarf Commodes or Chests from Windsor House Antiques

A most unusual pair of Kingwood Continental Bombay dwarf commodes or chests. With heavily veined marble tops and ormolu gilt bronze mounts.
Unusual Pair of Kingwood Bombay Dwarf Commodes or Chests from Windsor House Antiques

£3,900

$5,073 €4,573

17th Century  Carved Oak Coffer from Elmgarden

17th Century Carved Oak Coffer This is a lovely old piece, with a superb patina, the chest has three panels on the front, the centre one has lozenge carving complementing ...
17th Century  Carved Oak Coffer from Elmgarden

£975

$1,268 €1,143

German Oak Chest 17th Century from Alain Michel Antiques

Superb oak chest of the 17th Century from Germany. This chest stands out by his beautiful irons of very good quality that gives him a lot of character. Beautiful proportions ...
German Oak Chest 17th Century from Alain Michel Antiques

£2,000

$2,601 €2,345

16th Century Italian Chest in Walnut Lombardy from Alain Michel Antiques

Beautiful bridal chest of northern Lombardy Italy in walnut from the 16th Century. Superb piece that has its original lock and his two original iron handles. We can find on the ...
16th Century Italian Chest in Walnut Lombardy from Alain Michel Antiques

£3,600

$4,683 €4,221

Antique Zanzibar Chest c.1880 from McBains Antiques 2 Vintage

This is a good late 19th Century Indian antique zanzibar chest.
Antique Zanzibar Chest c.1880 from McBains Antiques 2 Vintage

£595

$774 €698

Lovely Georgian Antique Solid Pine Blanket Box / Chest from House of David

LOVELY ANTIQUE SOLID PINE CHEST BLANKET BOX Lovely condition! Dating 1800s - Georgian era Solid pine blanket chest, all in original condition and really well made with dovetail joints. ...
Lovely Georgian Antique Solid Pine Blanket Box / Chest from House of David

£295

$384 €346

17th Century Nurenberg Chest in Wrought Iron from Alain Michel Antiques

Nuremberg chest or corsair chest from the 17th century from Germany Nuremberg Very elegant chest with a beautiful patina In his orignal state The lock is missing and a hinge is missing Delivery in ...
17th Century Nurenberg Chest in Wrought Iron from Alain Michel Antiques

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.