Antique Chest of Drawers

Antique Chest of Drawers
The antique chest of drawers as we recognize it today was introduced in the reign of James I during the second half of the 17th century.
It generally had two short above three long drawers, oak being the first choice for English cabinet furniture makers in the 1650's, followed by walnut. By the mid 18th century bow fronted or serpentine fronted antique chest of drawers appeared, with the slide being added towards the end of the 18th century.
'BUYER BEWARE'. One of the most useful pieces of furniture is the antique chest of drawers, and one that usually needs considerable restoration, that is hidden from the untrained eye. Buyers always be very aware as to the state of the following; drawer runners, drawer bottoms, general carcass condition, bracket feet, cock beading and the general state of the veneer and polish. More often than not a price paid at auction for that "sweet little antique chest of drawers", has multiplied many times before leaving the restorers workshop. One of the bread and butter jobs for the gifted restorer was the reduction of size of a large antique chest of drawers to a much smaller antique chest of drawers, therefore increasing the saleability and profit dramatically.

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An oak and mahogany five drawer chest of drawers of circa 1760. The oak lined drawers with the grain running front to back are cock beaded. Re-polis...
Our Price: £450.00

A late 18th/early 19th century mahogany chest of drawers. This piece being of small proportions (33 7/8 in waist) has three long cock beaded drawers...
Our Price: £695.00

A Victorian mahogany bow fronted chest of drawers with original turned knobs & feet, flanked by quarter-turned columns. PL...
Our Price: £595.00

A massive Victorian mahogany chest of drawers. The top drawer being a concealed secret compartment, the release being accessed from inside the sho...
Our Price: £695.00

This is what an ORIGINAL painted pine piece of furniture should look like! A Victorian Cornish country pine linen press, the rare mustard colour, han...
Our Price: £1375.00

A fashionable large Victorian pitch-pine hand painted six drawer chest of drawers. The condition of the painting is incredibly good condition for ...
Our Price: £975.00

A figured elm 20th century brass bound two section, secretaire campaign chest. The carcass having 20 brass straps, 6 escutcheons plates and 4 heav...
Our Price: £795.00