Antique Pine Chests Of Drawers
Whether the chest of drawers is of a large size, or smaller, each must be accompanied by other pine furniture. Wardrobes, dressers and cupboards all may have the same look, but each will be unique in its' own way.
The larger furniture might overwhelm small chests, especially if they are 2 small drawers over 2 larger ones. Danish chests of drawers tend to be tall and slim, not too wide. East German more solid and rustic especially every on which is circa: 1900 or older.
Here there is a description of a typical chest of drawers.
The older antique pine dressers with glazed tops were generally made to separate into 2 pieces (top and bottom) and also the Victorian larger farmhouse dressers with racks similar to bookcases on the tops of the bases. These usually carried crockery antique Blue And White porcelain.
You can see some beautiful examples of antique pine chests of drawers in Oxford near London. Some lovely pieces all either restored or ready to be restored and waxed, or shabby chic painted to your requirements.
Not only are chests of drawers ideal for the bedroom, but they calso be usuful for dining room furniture. Dressers and cupboards especially pine armoirs are good for clothing and linen presses. Some may dismantle but many are in one piece so be aware when transporting upstairs or through tight doorways.
All of the antique furniture can be bought as it is (although it has all been stripped) in a hot caustic solution and steam cleaned so it is now all in the bare wood. This process kills all the woodworm and sterilises the wood.
An example of restoring a chest can be seen here on Youtube which may give you some ideas if you like restoring and waxing furniture yourself.
For more information contact Phil Combes at email@example.com
About our rustic chests of drawers
Some of our chests are unrestored and need some restoration. You can watch the video above to get some tips on repairing a rustic drawer. There are many techniques to be learned. Reclaimed wood can be used to reproduce the look and feel of the original piece. Sometimes when using new pine this can stand out. Even old pine floorboards can be used when repairing an extremely old piece, maybe Gorgian or very early Victorian.
The drawer bases can often shrink, so again this is something to consider when purchasing a piece of old furniture.
Another old chest of drawers
Some chests of drawers like the one below are in need of restoration: Usually stripping and just a wax polishing is required. Please ask for more details.