Chests Items


"Often defined more by their function than their form, chests are distinguished most by their size, surface and architectural elements. Look for smaller dimensions, a nice old surface or great paint and architectural elements like molded tops, variable drawer arrangements, nice wood grain on the drawers and pronounced feet. If there is a chest you are looking for and do not see, please call or email, we may not have cataloged it yet."

Walnut Chippendale high chest of drawers corners of drawers inlaid with fan designs nice drawer arrangement bale and rosette brasses fluted corners terminating in ogee feet

Excellent walnut Chippendale chest on chest with bonnet top carved urn and flame finials carved floral rosettes fluted corner columns and terminating in ogee feet

Walnut chippendale four drawer low chest with bale and rosette brasses fluted corner columns terminating in ogee feet with a excellent patina

Walnut flat top Queen Anne highboy with great figured wood and drawer arrangement nicely scalloped aprons cabriole legs with shells on the knees terminating in bold triffid feet still retaining its original brasses.

Wonderfully diminutive walnut chippendale low chest of drawers fluted corner columns terminating in ogee feet

This William and Mary chest of drawers has paneled sides, ball feet in the front and stile feet in the rear.  It has brass drop pulls and engraved escutcheons. This chest is attributed to William Beakes of Philadelphia.

This rare painted pine blanket chest is reddish brown in color decorated with two panels on the lid with a compass star decoration. The spectacular front panels have a floral decoration with reverse colors, growing out of pots.  One pot is signed "John Seltzer" and "1793" and the other pot has a flower with a face within.  The chest is supported on straight...

This rare chest on chest was published in the American Antique Journal.  It has a bonnet top with tobacco leaf finials, a shell carved drawer, fluted chamfered corners and three Ogee sided feet. The back board is signed “G. Claypoole Jun.” 

A rare and bright blanket chest in brilliant reds contrasted with blacks.  The decoration is nicely painted with urns and flowers flanked by pillars and hearts on the corners. There is decoration on the sides and traces of decoration on the top. It has two drawers and bracket fee with original brasses. 

An exceptional example of the William & Mary form, this chest has a molded three-piece top, a two-over-three drawer arrangement, paneled ends, chamfered corners, a base molding and ball feet.  It is signed in red pencil "Wm. Beake" on the bottom drawer. He is listed as working in Philadelphia as early as 1696.  there is another chest known signed and dated 1711. ...

This high chest (highboy) has exceptional proportions and a great old finish. The drawer arrangement is three-over-two-over three on top with a one-over-three arrangement in the base.  A nice crown molding and mid-molding frame the top while the base has cabriole legs with shells on the knees terminating in trifid feet. The 37.75" case width creates a nice sense of verticality.

What makes this chest unusual is its verticality.  A bold blanket chest with a deep molded lid, exposed dovetails and single moldings surrounding two drawers over a base molding and original ball feet.

This chest has a molded cornice, a three-over-two-over four drawer arrangement with double herringbone inlay and original bracket feet.  "RM" is inlaid on the uppermost long drawer. 

Presented in a great old finish, this engaging “highboy” has a nice cornice with map drawer, a two-over-three drawer arrangement in the top with a two-over-three drawer arrangement in the bottom with drop finials and cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. Original engraved brasses.

This example of a studio piece by George Nakashima is rectangular in form with dual sliding pandanus cloth doors.  The right interior bears four drawers, while the left side has two adjustable shelves. It rests on a vertically positioned two-board base.

An exceptional example of the Long Island form, this blanket chest has a molded lid, double sunken panels on the case with an engraved escutcheon and mid-molding over two drawers with brass pulls and engraved escutcheons.  The case rests on a black painted mid molding over two bold ball feet in the front and boot-jack feet in the back. 

With an old dry surface, this green painted blanket chest has a white tombstone with a brown edge painted in the center with "Elisabeth Enderleinich, 1817" written upon it.    A mid molding separates the green background from 3 white painted drawers with green tulips over a black base molding connecting to black painted bracket feet.

This bold piece of Pennsylvania construction has a bold molding on the lip with strap hinges over a case with inlaid initials "GH 1792" with exposed dovetails with a mid-molding over two drawers resting over bold bracket feet.

This diminutive chest of drawers has a nice finish with a molded top with notched corners, a two-over-three drawer arrangement with original Chippendale brass over a base molding and ogee feet. 

This rare and unusual chest of drawers has the distinction of being both diminutive and initialed.  The initials could be those of John Seldon, a Norfolk, VA cabinetmaker who was active between 1756-1778.  Perhaps his most famous cataloged piece is the mahogany clothespress made in 1775 who initialed and dated it on the back which is referenced in the book, Southern Furniture...

What makes this chest so interesting is it's verticality.  The small case width combined with the height of the chest makes this a particularly exciting piece.  It has a nice cornice top over a four drawer arrangement with Chippendale brass and bracket feet with spurs.  The piece has a wonderful old finish.

Blanket chests from this period with nice paneling and brass are difficult to come by.  The combination of these elements combined with a great old finish make this chest particularly desirable.  It has a molded lid with cotter pin hinges over a recessed three-paneled chest in front and double-paneled on the sides with engraved escutcheon over two drawers with tear drop brass pulls....

A warm walnut finish helps to emphasize the inviting architectural features of this blanket chest.  It has a molded lid with iron strap hinges sits over an engraved escutcheon on the case with exposed dovetails and a front facing mid-molding over two drawers with engraved escutcheons and brass pulls over a base molding and ball feet.  This chest does not have a till.

This blanket chest has a desirable blue paint applied on a dry and aged surface.  A small escutcheon sits below a molded lid with iron strap hinges.  There is a mid molding over a three drawer arrangement.  Each drawer front has a lip molding, Sheraton brass and an appealing old red paint surface.  The entire chest rests on black painted French feet.

A masterpiece example of the chest of drawers form.  This chest has a molded top with notched corners, a two-over-three drawer arrangement with nicely figured wood and Chippendale brass with fluted corner columns over a base molding and nice ogee feet.  Each feature of this chest is considered superlative.  Almost the exact chest in design and proportions was featured on the...

The characteristics of this semi high chest are uniquely Chester County. Specifically, it has inverted spurs on the feet and exposed dovetails seen in this region. This chest also has a top molding with a three over two over three drawer arrangement, original plate brasses, a base molding, bracket feet with the raised panels on the sides and inverted spurs.

An exceptional example of the chest on frame form with a very desirable old surface.  A bold cornice rises over a three-over-five drawer arrangement, a mid-molding, nicely scalloped apron with cabriole legs terminating in trifid feet. The brass is original.

This chest is a successful on many levels.  Under 35", the chest presents more vertically, giving the form a greater lift and more dramatic expression.  The old surface is considered desirable by many collectors.  Finally, a nice overhanging molded top, four graduated drawers and bold ogee bracket feet give this chest the architectural elements to make it a more...

A very ornate and unusual blanket chest with applied architectural façade, Greek key waist and diamond inlay on the arcade stiles in contrasting maple, and shaped astragal ended false panels worked on the drawer fronts.  The ogee feet and drop are nicely scalloped and considerably bold for the proportions of the chest.

A desirable chest of drawers with a diminutive narrow size with highly desirable figured tiger maple. It has a molded top, with a four drawer arrangement, molded base and ogee bracket feet. 

High chest with molded cornice, ten lipped drawers, scalloped skirt and cabriole legs terminating in drake feet. Center drawer with inlaid letters: "MO".

Top with oval and circular inlay along the edge, four drawers, highly carved dropped pendent with volutes and uniquely carved ogee feet with volutes.

Dated 1769, this dower chest is one of the earliest known.  Made more exceptional by the existence of original paint on the top, sides and front of the chest.  Has 8 birds illustrated on the top and front of the chest with red, black and blue paint decoration on a brown grain painted background with bird-feet decoration on all sides of the chest.

This beautiful chest on frame has wonderfully figured wood, a three-over-two-over-four drawer arrangement, cornice, scalloped apron with trifid feet. This chest on frame is attributable to the Chester County cabinet maker Virgil Eachus.