British chest of drawers: An antique dresser of the 17th century
The English chest is originally a box or chest with a movable lid. Only from the middle of the 17th century, drawers were installed and the lid firmly mounted. It became more useful und practical and transformed into the now well known British chest of drawers. The antique dresser is versatile and useful: It comes in a variety of woods, colours and sizes and fits into almost any interior - try combining some British chests of drawers or antique dressers along with beautiful mahogany or yew furniture and a Chesterfield sofa! This will create an incomparably noble classic style!
Chest on Chest, Tallboy, Chest on Stand and Wellington Chest
Most furniture from the British Empire are pretty well known. But the variety of every piece of furniture is larger than most people think: Chest on Chest, Tallboy, Chest on Stand and Wellington Chest are only the most famous kinds of chests of drawers. Browse our beautiful collection of English chests of drawers and discover their differences based on the individual images. The Wellington Chest is a famous piece which can be found especially in bedrooms and study rooms. Tallboys are, as the name implies, especially tall. Rarely do we find a chest on chest, which is nothing else than two chests of drawers placed one above the other. Another tall chest of drawers is still the Chest on Stand. We have one or another Chest on Chest, Tallboy, Wellington Chest and more in our range. Some of them are newly created authentic replicas while others are real antiques.