This is a Victorian period antique bow front chest that was made in England around the year 1890. It’s versatile size and classic two over three drawer design make it ideal not only as a bedroom chest but as a stunning antique fit for any room of the home.
Bow Front Chest
The mahogany wood is very beautiful having developed a warm patina over the last 120+ years. This rich brown color will blend well with a variety of other wood types and the traditional style will always fit in! Each of the drawers is, of course, joined with hand cut dovetails. This characteristics is an indicator of the age of the antique bow front chest. The wooden knob pulls on the drawers are probably not original but are unique and in great shape. All of the drawers feature locks but no key remains.
This Victorian bow front chest remains in very good condition. Most importantly all of the drawers function easily. There are a few cosmetic things to mention. The top has a filled in split on the front right corner. . Inside, some of the drawer bottoms have minor age separations. Also, very slight age separations can be seen upon close examination on the sides. There are a few wear marks throughout that the restorer has cleaned up and waxed over. They now provide handsome character to the chest without being distracting. Overall this is a wonderful antique Victorian bow front chest that will last your family for generations to come!
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