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."

Excellent example of a Philadelphia low chest in desirable small size. Overhanging top with notched corners, two over three drawer arrangement, fluted quarter columns and resting on ogee feet.

Made for Cadarina Moser Lancaster, PA in 1801, Inlaid tulips and resting on Ogee feet. Iron strap hinges inside. Pictured and mentioned in "American Furniture" catalog in 2015, page 137.

Elaborate moldings, shaped panel doors, drawers inside both top and base. Carved hairy paw feet, gadrooned base molding and carved shell in center. England. Circa 1760.

Two over three drawer arrangement.  Original feet.  Replaced brasses.  Philadelphia, Pa., Circa 1740.

Walnut Queen Anne Highboy.  Finely grained wood, champhered fluted corners, Fishtail skirt.  Cabriole legs with shells on the knees terminating in trifid feet.  Pierced brasses restored.  Descended in the Scull Family of Philadelphia.  Attributed to Wm. Savery.  Circa 1770.

Paneled ends, original ball feet in front and stiles in rear. Restored brasses. Philadelphia,PA. 1730.

Made for Cadarina Moser, Lancaster, Pa in 1801.  Inlaid tulips and resting on ogee feet.  Iron strap hinges inside.  Pictured and mentioned in "American Furniture" Catalog in 2015 on page 137.

Walnut Queen Anne chest on frame.  Three over two over three drawer arrangement.  Original plate brasses. The base has scolloped aprons and cabriole legs terminating in trifit feet.  Chester County.

A very rare Unicorn painted blanket chest with three panels in the front the center showing two black unicorns rearing up which is flanked by two panels of flowers and birds. There are two more simplier designed panels on either end and three more painted panels on the lid of the blanket chest. The chest sits on shoe feet.

18th century walnut Queen Anne highboy with beautiful grain three drawers over four in upper case and one over three on base still retaining it's original plate brass cabriole legs terminating in trifid feet.

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

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 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 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. 

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 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.

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. 

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.