Chest of Drawers

Nicholas Wells Antiques proudly offers some of the very finest antique chest of drawers, selected for their rarity, quality and merit, for your interior design schemes. Our collection ranges from rare serpentine English chest of drawers to bombe French commodes in Walnut and rich sumptuous Mahogany. Also celebrating fabulous exotic timbers, gilt bronze mounts and rare marbles from across Europe, Asia and Africa.

We have an impressive selection of antique cabinets for sale both on our website and in our London gallery. Why not complete the room by investing in some lighting or works of art to go alongside your antique cabinet?

Our antique cabinet collection boasts a variety of different styles and designs. They range from antique cabinets to antique chests and antique sideboards. There is something in our collection to suit all tastes and interiors. Our relationships with antique experts in London and New York allow us to source the finest, most exclusive antique cabinets. Each antique cabinet is also polished using a secret blend of beeswax for a pristine finish.

Here at Nicholas Wells Antiques, we focus on unusual French and English designs from the 18th and 19th centuries. Whether you want a unique antique cabinet for your bedroom or an antique bookcase; our range caters to all areas of the home. There are also antique wardrobes and antique shelves available, as well as French commodes and Gothic mahogany bookcases.

Not only are our antiques exceptional, but we pride ourselves on our customer service. We provide a range of different delivery options depending on the product purchased. Every single antique cabinet or item purchased with us will also come with a valuation certificate. We also offer an additional warranty if required.

If you’re interested in purchasing a timeless antique cabinet, then browse the amazing antiques we currently have for sale.  If you need further information or advice then please get in touch with us now. We’re more than happy to assist with all antique-related enquiries!

Our one-of-a-kind collection of characterful antique commodes and chests of drawers is mainly concentrated in the 18th century with a few later exceptions from the 19th and 20th centuries. Sourced from established private collections throughout England and Europe, we aspire to offer the very best antique furniture in London.

We have rare English chests of drawers in Walnut and Mahogany from the reign of Queen Anne, George I, II & amp; III. Early 18th-century French walnut has a wonderful mellow colour that takes a sumptuous hand-waxed surface, it is both warm and rich.

Mahogany dominated much of the later 18th century, giving way to the exotic timbers of the Indian subcontinent and beyond in the last years of the 18th century. This is reflected in our collection of pieces circa 1730 – 80.

Thomas Chippendale led the fashion for commodes and cabinet furniture of exquisite designs and outstanding construction. To this day, almost 300 years on you will be able to close a drawer with a single finger, the only resistance being the air that’s forced out.

Meanwhile, on the Continent, a celebration of the most fabulous exotic timbers, gilt bronze mounts and exquisite rare marbles from across Europe, Asia and Africa were building the archive of the Louis XIV – XVI styles that we covert today. Veneered, Lacquer, Marquetry and parquetry commodes and cabinets were made by the finest makers, many of which bear their stamps.

The finest materials are sourced and shipped across the world for thousands of miles to the workshops of Paris & London with little more than horse & cart, sail ships and canals. Rare marbles are cut by hand with a rope.  It is easy to forget in the age of everything, that these pieces were crafted by the most skilled of craftsmen with no mechanical assistance beyond the flow of water mill, the wind, and perseverance.

Nicholas Wells Antiques Proudly offer some of the very finest antique chest of drawers and commodes, selected for their rarity, condition, quality and decorative merit for your interior design schemes.

Contact us to arrange to view our antique furniture in central London.


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