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
19th century Campaign chest, in mahogany with brass fittings, raised on original turned feet, a pair of secretaire drawers over three banks of drawers, in two parts, height110 cm, width98.5 cm, depth47.5 cm
An early 19th century mahogany military campaign split chest, the upper section with three drawers, the lower section with two drawers, all with recessed brass handles and keyhole escutcheons, raised on squat bun feet. 98.5 cm x 47 cm x 1060. Brought to Ne
An Anglo Indian teak secretaire campaign chest, late 19th century, with brass fittings and carry handles, the central fall front drawer enclosing pigeon holes and drawers, flanked by short drawers above lower section of three drawers, 107 width x 51.5 dept
An Anglo Indian teak campaign chest, late 19th century, with two stages, brass fittings and carry handles, two short above three long drawers, on bun feet, 106 width x 55 depth x 110 cm height. Condition: Repair to one bun foot, brass fitting to one drawer
Rare Anglo-Indian campaign mahogany chest of drawers mid 19th century with its original two-part fitted transit packing case, the chest in two parts with two short and three long drawers on detachable bun feet, with brass-bound corner mounts. Provenance: P
A 19th century camphor wood split military chest, the upper section with two drawers over one drawer of full width, the lower section with two drawers of full width, all with recessed brass handles, brass carrying handles to the sides, brass capping and bi
An Anglo Indian Secretaire campaign chest, camphor wood and brass, second quarter of the 19th century, separating into two sections, the upper section having a fall front secretaire drawer flanked by a single and two smaller drawers respectively, below whi
An Anglo-Indian campaign chest, camphorwood, ebony and brass strung, second quarter of the 19th century, separating into two sections, the upper section comprising two half width and a full width drawers, the lower section comprising two full width drawers
A Victorian mahogany military split chest, two short over one full width drawer to the top section, two full width drawers to the base, brass recessed handles, raised on bulbous and tapered legs, minor attention required
A West Australian jarrah campaign style chest of drawers c.1910. Marked inner 'H. G. Hunter, maker Perth ..127 Bulwer?, Oct 4th 1910'. The chest has two half drawers, over two full size drawers manufactured in a 'Campaign style' with recessed brass handles
A 19th century mahogany campaign chest, raised on bracket feet, the lower half with two full width drawers, the top with one full width and two of half width, inset brass drawer handles and with brass handles to the sides of both portions, brass strapping,
A good 19th century mahogany secretaire campaign chest. Two section split form, with secretaire. The fall enclosing birdseye maple drawers and pigeon holes, red leather inset writing surface, all above three long drawers, inset brass corner capping, strapp
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