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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Burr Walnut Storage Chest from The Antique Shop

This burr walnut storage chest has a burr walnut top with moulded edge. There is shrinkage to the top. Under having a pretty fret work panel with burr walnut surround ...
Burr Walnut Storage Chest from The Antique Shop

£165

$203 €183

Antique Steamer Chest, English, Cedar, Shipping, Travel, Trunk, Victorian c.1900 from London Fine Ltd

This is an antique steamer chest. An English, cedar shipping or travel trunk, dating to the Victorian period. A fine trunk for distant voyages. Displays a desirable aged patina. Wonderful ...
Antique Steamer Chest, English, Cedar, Shipping, Travel, Trunk, Victorian c.1900 from London Fine Ltd

£695

$857 €773

Antique Shipwright's Tool Chest, English, Maritime, Craftsman, Trunk, Victorian from London Fine Ltd

This is an antique shipwright's tool chest. An English, pine maritime craftsman's trunk, dating to the Victorian period. A splendid antique chest. Displays a desirable aged patina. Select pine shows ...
Antique Shipwright's Tool Chest, English, Maritime, Craftsman, Trunk, Victorian from London Fine Ltd

£745

$918 €828

Hand Made Indian Large Decorated Chest c.1930 from Ross Old Books, Antiques & Collectables

A hand made Indian Chest probably circa 1930's. with nice decoration. Opening door to front, four horse heads to front, original clasp to door. Approx 42 inches long, approx 30 inches ...
Hand Made Indian Large Decorated Chest c.1930 from Ross Old Books, Antiques & Collectables

Mahogany Box Ottoman c.1860 from Wick Antiques Ltd

A mahogany box ottoman, of long rectangular form with a hinged lid and tapering sides, re-upholstered in burgundy leather, the top deep-buttoned and the sides with close-nailed brass lozenges, set ...
Mahogany Box Ottoman c.1860 from Wick Antiques Ltd

£2,750

$3,390 €3,057

Rustic Antique Pine Trunk or Storage Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

A rustic 19th Century antique pine trunk or storage chest with iron drop handles to either side and original iron hinges. Please take time to carefully look at all the ...
Rustic Antique Pine Trunk or Storage Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£95

$117 €106

Military Campaign Chest c.1820 from D H Antique Furniture

19th Century antique 2 drawer campaign chest would be ideal for a coffee table / TV stand / Hall chest and many more uses. Regency period antique camphor wood military ...
Military Campaign Chest c.1820 from D H Antique Furniture

£1,195

$1,473 €1,329

Antique Korean Bandaji Chest from Altieri Antiques

Lovely 19th Century Korean antique Bandaji Chest / blanket trunk, with decorative hand wrought iron furnishings including lock and side carrying handles. Handsome thing with great patina and proportions; 65 cm ...
Antique Korean Bandaji Chest from Altieri Antiques

£595

$733 €661

Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Marriage / Bridal Chest, Painted Pine with Floral Rosemåling / Kurbits decoration from the Jämtland Region c.1935 from W&W Antiques

For sale is a beautiful folk art decorated marriage/bridal chest from Central Sweden from circa 1920 - 1950. - The attractive light green folk painted chest has a domed and hinged ...
Scandinavian / Swedish 'Folk Art' Marriage / Bridal Chest, Painted Pine with Floral Rosemåling / Kurbits decoration from the Jämtland Region c.1935 from W&W Antiques

£365

$450 €406

Large Mid 19th Century Trunk from JMR Antiques Ltd

A superb quality mid 19th century (1860) trunk in lovely worn condition with brass plaque from a former owner and brass makers stamp. This is a beautiful piece of furniture ...
Large Mid 19th Century Trunk from JMR Antiques Ltd

£495

$610 €550

Early Brass Bound Teak Zanzibar Trunk c.1800 from Town House Traders Ltd

Offered for sale is this early brass bound teak trunk with brass studded decoration, ornate brass strap work corners, castors underneath. Lift up lid with original steel lock and hinges, ...
Early Brass Bound Teak Zanzibar Trunk c.1800 from Town House Traders Ltd

£625

$770 €695

Edwardian Deep Buttoned Ottoman Upholstered in Linen from Fontaine Decorative

Edwardian antique deep buttoned ottoman upholstered in linen
Edwardian Deep Buttoned Ottoman Upholstered in Linen from Fontaine Decorative

£795

$980 €884

Superb! Old Pine Extra Large Blanket Box / Chest / Trunk / Table / Storage - We Deliver! from The Old Pine Shop

Sustainable and quality furniture that will add style to your home! Contact free delivery available. This looks so much better and much bigger in real life and really should not be missed! A ...
Superb! Old Pine Extra Large Blanket Box / Chest / Trunk / Table / Storage - We Deliver! from The Old Pine Shop

£389

$480 €432

Unusual 17th Century Oak Coffer with Block Paw Feet from The Penderyn Furniture Co

An unusual, 17th Century antique oak panel coffer with two internal candle boxes, with block paw feet to the front. Please take time to carefully look at all the photos as ...
Unusual 17th Century Oak Coffer with Block Paw Feet from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£1,250

$1,541 €1,390

Large & Impressive 17th Century Carved Oak Coffer Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

A large and impressive 17th Century antique carved oak coffer or chest with intricate carved three panel front and panelled top (appears to be a later top), standing on stile ...
Large & Impressive 17th Century Carved Oak Coffer Chest from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£1,250

$1,541 €1,390

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

Sustainable and quality furniture that will add style to your home! Contact free delivery available. This looks so much better and much bigger in real life and really should not be missed! A ...
Fantastic Old Pine Extra Large Blanket Box / Chest / Trunk / Table / Storage - We Deliver! from The Old Pine Shop

£389

$480 €432

16th Century Riven Oak Clamp Front Chest from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Rare, large riven oak clamp front chest. 16th century, possibly earlier. English or continental. Lovely dry colour and in very good condition considering its age.
16th Century Riven Oak Clamp Front Chest from Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

£4,200

$5,177 €4,669

Antique Blanket Box Chest Edwardian Green Scumbled Painted from Truman Porter

An impressive English Edwardian period antique green scumbled blanket chest. Offered in good condition and raised on hidden castors for ease of movement (a heavy piece).
Antique Blanket Box Chest Edwardian Green Scumbled Painted from Truman Porter

£220

$271 €245

Fabulous Old Pine Georgian Sword Chest / Trunk / Table / Storage Box - We Deliver! from The Old Pine Shop

Sustainable and quality furniture that will add style to your home! Contact free delivery available. A fabulous Georgian 'sword chest'. Wax finished with a lovely old pine colour This is seriously old! ...
Fabulous Old Pine Georgian Sword Chest / Trunk / Table / Storage Box - We Deliver! from The Old Pine Shop

£389

$480 €432

19th Century Oak Coffer from Drum Farm Antiques

19th Century antique oak coffer. Brackets fitted inside (see photos). Located at Drum Farm Antiques
19th Century Oak Coffer from Drum Farm Antiques

£325

$401 €361

Elm Flat Based Coffer / Blanket Box / Gun Cabinet from Spectrum Antiques

An elm flat based coffer, blanket box or gun box. Great patina. All original boards, pit sawn marks still visible on the top. The inside has been covered in wallpaper ...
Elm Flat Based Coffer / Blanket Box / Gun Cabinet from Spectrum Antiques

£350

$431 €389

19th Century Oak Breton Marriage Chest from Andros Antiques

This highly decorative 19th Century oak Breton marriage chest, benefits from two intricately carved portrait panels to the front with supporting geometric designs to add further appeal. The front uprights ...
19th Century Oak Breton Marriage Chest from Andros Antiques

£645

$795 €717

Early Oak Coffer C.1960 from Spectrum Antiques

An early oak hutch design coffer with excellent original rustic iron nailed hinges, good patina and interesting little detail to the base of the sides.
Early Oak Coffer C.1960 from Spectrum Antiques

Early Antique Oak Coffer from Spectrum Antiques

Four panel oak coffer (William & Mary / Queen Anne) with good quality carvings to front and sides. Stile feet are still in good condition for age. No replacement boards. ...
Early Antique Oak Coffer from Spectrum Antiques

£540

$666 €600

Brass Bound Camphor Wood Trunk c.1900 from Georgian Antiques

Neat sized, brass bound camphor wood trunk, with a central brass name plate and quarter brackets on each corner with 2 sturdy swan neck lifting handles to the sides and ...
Brass Bound Camphor Wood Trunk c.1900 from Georgian Antiques

£950

$1,171 €1,056

18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer Bach from In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

A good example of a mid 18th Century Welsh oak Coffer Bach. It has a simple square panelled front above a single long drawer with brass swan neck handles. It ...
18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer Bach from In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

£1,195

$1,473 €1,329

Large Victorian Upholstered Stool / Ottoman from Hutton-Clarke Antiques

Offered for sale is this large 19th Century Victorian antique upholstered stool. Covered in neutral herringbone linen. Standing on turned walnut legs terminating in porcelain castors.
Large Victorian Upholstered Stool / Ottoman from Hutton-Clarke Antiques

£1,150

$1,418 €1,278

18th Century Style Welsh Oak Coffer Bach from The Penderyn Furniture Co

18th Century style Welsh oak coffer bach with arch double arched panel front, with two small drawers below. The lid lifts off to reveal internal storage. Please take time to carefully ...
18th Century Style Welsh Oak Coffer Bach from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£495

$610 €550

19th Century Welsh Oak Coffer Bach from The Penderyn Furniture Co

Offered for sale is this 19th Century Welsh antique oak coffer bach with three mouled panel front with a single drawer below, standing on short stile feet. Please take time to ...
19th Century Welsh Oak Coffer Bach from The Penderyn Furniture Co

£495

$610 €550

Small 17th Century Walnut Coffer from Youngs Antiques

Small 17th Century antique Spanish walnut coffer with later 19th century folk art carving depicting birds upon branches. The chest has its original lock and plate with hasp and the ...
Small 17th Century Walnut Coffer from Youngs Antiques

£980

$1,208 €1,089

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.