Until the mid-19th century, the standard chest had either four long, or three long and two short drawers. Rarely were there any exceptions to this rule. A chest with three drawers, or a series of small upper drawers, purporting to be Georgian, will probably have been converted from a chest-on-chest or tallboy. It is true that the 18th century commode often contain two long deep drawers, but this was a much grander and more decorative piece altogether, intended for drawing rooms, not bedrooms, and in any case was usually made to stand on legs. The standard chest of drawers continued to be made throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries (some Edwardian pine chests even had bracket feet), but variations were introduced during the mid-Victorian period, with some chests having seven or more drawers usually a deep hat drawer and smaller glove compartments. Chests with barley-sugar twist or split bobbin-turned supports date from the mid-19th century.
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English padouk campaign chest, c. 1815, the rectangular top with removable gallery above two short drawers and three long drawers with inlaid decoration and turned ebony pulls, raised on bun feet, height 102 cm width 78 cm depth 46 cm. Provenance: Christop
A George III oak front fronted chest of drawers, two half drawers over three full width drawers, brass swan neck handles, ivory keyhole escutcheons, bracket feet with restrained decorative feature to each side. 121 cm x 53 cm x 117 cm
A Georgian flat-front mahogany chest of six drawers, configured as three small drawers above three full-width drawers, oak lined, each drawer with oval brass plate back handles and with cockbeaded edges. Raised on bracket feet. 102 cm x 52 cm x 102 cm
A Dutch bombe marquetry commode 18th century, the rectangular top with serpentine moulded edge above four long graduated drawers within waisted front corners and raised on claw and ball feet, the whole inlaid with shell motifs, 75 cm high x 94 cm wide x 48
A Georgian mahogany bureau, the deep crossbanded fall with herring bone banded inlay, four graduated full width drawers with brass bale handles and keyhole escutcheons, the interior with pigeon holes and small drawers, standing on well-proportioned bracket
A George I walnut and Featherbanded chest of drawers, circa 1720, three short above three graduated drawers on bracket feet, 102 cm wide, 55 cm deep, 100 cm high. Provenance: Purchased from David Jones gallery 1976
A very fine quality cross banded specimen-wood walnut gentlemen’s dressing chest, English, late 18th century/early 19th century, with a linen slide and fitted compendium interior, 82 cm high, 82 cm wide, 52 cm deep
A good George III oak mahogany crossbanded mule chest, the two-planked hinged lid with fine thumb moulded edge above a front with a combination of nine short drawers, two rows of three false drawers above three sliding drawers to the base, brass swing hand
George III style mahogany chest of drawers, 19th century, the cornice with blind fretwork above two short drawers and five long graduating drawers with brass swan neck handles, one drawer without base and small section missing off cornice (A/F), height 170
Magnificent 18th century Italian three drawer commode, of rectangular form, beautifully decorated with inlaid reserves and panels depicting rural and village scenes, in local veneers, set with classical brass escutcheons and bail handles, 82 cm x 107 cm x
A mahogany English chest in the early Georgian style, 19th century, of serpentine profile with canted corners, two half width drawers with cockbeading and swing handles, three long drawers of graduating depth, fretwork to the angled edges, and raised on ca
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