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The humble chest of drawers is a timeless design that has a place in almost every home around the country. Whether it’s used traditionally in the bedroom or in other rooms in the house, a chest of drawers provides sleek good looks and practical storage. Walnut chest of drawers are a sophisticated piece of furniture, being made from a premium hardwood. Antique and vintage styles can be found in walnut, offering exquisite craftsmanship which is built to last. Here at Vinterior, we’ve got a great selection of walnut chest of drawers. Explore our online catalogue now.
Choosing a walnut chest of drawersA walnut chest of drawers will look beautiful in the bedroom, but the deep colouring of the timber means it is also versatile enough to be used elsewhere in the home. In the living room or playroom, a chest of drawers can provide practical yet attractive storage, with jigsaws, board games and other activities stashed inside. In the dining room a chest of drawers is the perfect place to store linen and cutlery, plus other table decorations too. If it’s a small style, it could be ideal for a hallway table, with room for hats, gloves and other outdoor wear conveniently stored in the drawers.
A chest of drawers works in more or less any room around the home, offering space and storage yet fitting in with the decor too. Walnut is a particularly attractive finish and deserves to be seen rather than tucked away!
How has walnut been used over the years?Walnut has been a popular material within furniture manufacturing. And, more specifically, walnut has a very important to role to play in cabinetry. Throughout the 19th century walnut was particularly popular in creating chest of drawers – both in tallboy designs and more low slung, 3-drawer models. The Georgians, the Victorians and later the Edwardians were fans here in Britain and it is also safe to say that walnut was a popular wood on the continent. Both Italian and French designers were particularly fond of walnut, often as a material for drawers that featured in richly decorated bedrooms.
The richly coloured Queen Anne design of drawers is a classic antique piece and you will often find that these pieces are accompanied by ornate brass knobs or handles. Detailing can include fluted corners, boxwood string inlays and bracket feet.
The walnut chest of drawers also remained popular in the Art Deco period where the boldness of the wood lended itself to eye-cathing contrast bakerlite handles or gold coloured knobs. Similarly, the trend for walnut chest of drawers carried over into mid-century modern designs, where the focus was less on achieving a high polish and making a bold statement but rather with allowing the natural grains and colourings of the wood do the talking.