Chests

Below is a sample of antiques available.  Click on images for more details.

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United Kingdom. 19th century. 

Classic bow front chest of drawers with brass ring pulls. Four graduated drawers standing over splayed feet with reeded moulding along bottom. Unusual ebony string inlay on the top and sides of chest.

 

Georgian Mahogany Bow Front Chest of Drawers

England. 19th century. 

English, oak chest on stand with shaped stretcher base. Classic Jacobean revival recessed paneling and molding to all drawer fronts; recessed paneled sides. Excellent proportions topped off by quality solid brass tear drop drawer pulls.

 

Oak Jacobean Chest on Stand

England. Circa 1790.

This is a beautiful elm country chest of five drawers on a stand with a single drawer. With a lively grain undulating across all the drawer fronts, it has a substantial country gravitas.The stand features a scalloped apron with turned teardrop feet.

 

Elm Chest on Stand

England. Circa 1790.

This classically proportioned English walnut and walnut burl chest on stand with bun feet has everything in place. The herringbone crossbanded drawers with brass teardrop pulls, filigree backplates and escutcheons and the outstanding walnut grain all serve to make this a desirable addition to any home.

 

Walnut Chest on Stand

England. Circa 1780.

A beautifully proportioned small scale English, walnut 5 drawer chest with inset self band on top and crossbanded drawer fronts; supported on bracket feet. Brass teardrop pulls with foliate backplates and matching escutcheons complete the look of this finely grained, superlative chest.

 

 

Small Walnut Chest of Drawers

Germany. Circa 1690.

This two drawer oak chest on stand features the geometric panels common in furniture in Germany, England and the Netherlands during the mid to late 17th century, except here it is taken to a whole new level with the degree of intricacy involved. Add to that the double split balusters across the front and this chest comes out a winner.  On a stand of slightly later vintage with baluster supports and bun feet.

German Oak Paneled Chest on Stand

England. Circa 1860.

Three drawer mahogany caddy top chest with scalloped apron and slightly splayed feet; oval brasses

 

Mahogany Caddy Top Bachelor's Chest

Italy. Circa 1870.

This marble top commode in Renaissance Revival style features some of the most exquisite carving we have seen in some time. Each corner figure is individually carved with opposing arms raised, and each escutcheon/pull has a unique expression. In addition, there are several different molding styles employed throughout, each more intricately carved than the next.

 

Italian Carved Walnut Commode

France. Circa 1840.

This cherry wood Empire commode has something unusual besides its wood—it has its original bronze hardware.  In classic Empire form with brass mounted columnar sides and a “hidden” top drawer, this chest exhibits an extraordinary patina to go with its overt golden color.  It is one of the best examples of its form that we have seen in some time.

 

French, Cherry Commode

Franc. Circa 1780.

Herringbone cross banding on each drawer front is a classic dash of style on this medium-sized chest of five drawers on bracket feet.  Not too big for use next to a large bed and not too small for and entryway, it could find a home just about anywhere—and dress that spot up quite well!

 

George III Walnut Chest of Drawers

England. Circa 1720.

Taller than a chest of drawers and shorter than a highboy, this chest on stand more than measures up to task of storing things.  A warm, brown walnut covers the front and sides while cross banding dresses the drawers adorned with brass bails with engraved back plates.

 

George 1 Walnut Chest on Stand

England. Circa 1820.

A superb mahogany chest on chest in unique bow front form, having ebony string inlay on a domed Hepplewhite crown. Brass ring pulls with round back plates are very much in keeping with the style of the period and the splay French feet are a finishing touch to the classic appearance of this handsome chest.

Mahogany Bow Front Chest on Chest

England. Circa 1650.

Constructed at the height of England’s love affair with oak, this three drawer chest displays all the features associated with the design of the era. A deeply molded top, geometric panels on the drawer fronts on drawers with side runners, and four-panel sides are all sought-after elements that in this genre and they have been executed here well by a craftsman of particularly high skill.

 

William & Mary Oak Chest of Drawers

France. Circa 1870.

Handsome Napoleon III commode or chest of drawers with cream marble top. Architectural design with breakfront apron, fluted columns with inlaid capitals and pedestals. Inlaid brass fillets on each drawer and on the panel sides complete this impressive commode.

 

French Commode or Chest of Drawers

United Kingdom. 18th century. 

Stately George II walnut burr chest on stand with scalloped apron situated on cabriole legs. Fine example of 18th century craftsmanship. Oak lined drawers and original brass.

 

George II Walnut Chest on Stand

China. Circa 19th century.


This chest is constructed primarily of pine, but the recessed front panels appear to be cherry burl. A beautiful, rich patina is what draws the eye to this chest; the warm hue of the brass trim and hardware only enhances this effect.

Chinese Chest on Stand

England. Circa 1810.

This is a beautiful walnut five drawer chest with quartered, cross banded top, waterfall veneered front with boxwood stringing on drawer fronts. The replaced Chippendale style brasses do not detract from the classic appearance of this quality chest of drawers.

 

George III Walnut Five Drawer Chest

England. Circa 1890.

This is a handsome, oak four drawer Jacobean style chest on bracket feet. Two shallow drawers and two deep drawers alternate down the case while and octagonal recessed panel on each side completes the authentic look of this 19th century re-imagining of a Jacobean chest.

 

Oak Jacobean Style Chest

England. Circa 1830.

Solid camphor wood campaign chest in two parts and resting on turned feet. Sturdy construction with deep dovetailing and inset, flush mounted brass pulls. Ebonized stringing decorates each drawer front. Prized for its moth-repellant qualities, camphor wood -- a native Chinese species of evergreen -- was frequently used in the construction of sea chests. This particular example of campaign chest was probably produced in a busy harbor town or city.

 

Solid Camphor Campaign Wood Chest

England. Circa 1860.

This large chest of drawers in original paint retains its original knobs. An exercise in frivolity, it was originally a country piece dressed up slightly with a dark umber cross banding contrasting the gold and amber field that covers the rest of the case. However, the years have brought this chest past its humble beginnings and it would look beautiful juxtaposed with some of today's interiors with their modern lines and sparse décor.

Painted Three Drawer Chest

England. Circa 1770.

With its double string inlay of boxwood and handsome brasses, this antique bachelor's chest has just the right panache to look good in a bedroom, or as an end table out in the public living room. Its depth of 18" doesn't preclude it from duty in a front hall, either. The top has matching string inlay, but that inlay is not repeated on the utilitarian oak, pull out brush slide, which bears the scars of repeated cigarette burns and ink stains.

 

Inlaid Mahogany Bachelor's Chest

England. Circa 1810.

This mahogany chest with four graduated drawers and bracket feet has a deep cross banding of mahogany on the top and boxwood stringing to accent both the top and drawer fronts.  Solid brass bail pulls, while difficult to determine if original, are very much of the period.

 

Mahogany Bachelor's Chest

England. Circa 1800.

This large oak chest has four graduated drawers with unique panels for each drawer.  Technically not a period Jacobean piece, it still faithfully hews the line with its sturdy construction, geometric paneling and bun feet.  Its substantial size offers plenty of storage to go with its outsized appearance.

 

Large Jacobean Chest of Drawers

France. Circa 1880.

Created at the end of the 19th century in the fashion of 100 years prior, this commode employs a fascinating mahogany referred to as “plum pudding” because of its wild, undulating grain.  Attractively trimmed in brass and topped with a lively salmon marble, this commode features unique proportions that make it a little boxier than its period cousins, thus offering a classic look in a modern shape.

 

French Commode with Salmon Marble

England. Circa 1800.

With its useful brush slide and handsome canted corners, this chest offers a good amount of storage space in a compact design. Four broad, graduated drawers ease the eye down to the tall bracket feet that keep the proportions from looking too compact and bring the height to a comfortable 33 ½ inches.

 

Mahogany Canted Corner Chest

England. Circa 1880.

Not your garden-variety bow front chest (who would put a mahogany chest in the garden?), this chest has a string, contrasting band of satinwood the envelopes the top edge and string inlay on the drawer fronts. A traditional arrangement of two small drawers over three graduated drawers allows for ample storage in a chest with deeply grained mahogany and a distinct visual appeal.

 

Mahogany Bow Front Chest

France. Circa 1890.

Remarkable parquetry inlay work defines this mahogany and kingwood commode. A beautifully mottled marble top, block front, and deeply chamfered front corners are welcome design elements that give this commode a handsome profile. With brass ring pulls and ornate escutcheons, it presents a formal visage that would look just as well in a drawing room on Central Park West as it would at the palace at Versailles.

 

Parquetry Inlaid Commode

United Kingdom. 19th century. 

Two-piece English teak campaign chest of drawers with brass handles on upper and lower sections.  Chest rests on replaced bun feet.

 

English Teak Campaign Chest

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