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Vintage Mahogany Chest of Drawers

A vintage mahogany chest of drawers. It’s a classic piece of furniture that immediately adds class to a bedroom or living space. Choose from commodes, tallboys and dressing tables in our selection. These chests create a timeless addition to your home and add handy storage for clothes and other bits. Adorn your interior with a style to match your budget.

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A beautiful vintage mahogany chest of drawers for your home


A vintage mahogany chest of drawers immediately elevates your space. Find vintage pieces created for top furniture brands like Harrods, Maple & Co and Stag that ensure high quality and skilled craftsmanship.

These used chests have all been refurbished to an excellent standard by professional furniture restorers and are ready for immediate use. But what will you go for? You’ll find a huge range in our selection, with some chests of drawers taking on a distinctly minimalist feel. Others are much more ornate, with intricate rococo style detailing including gilt and carvings.

Why mahogany?


Furniture makers have long used mahogany in their creations – but why? This gorgeous wood has several qualities. Firstly, it’s exceptionally attractive, with a lovely reddish-brown hue that darkens with time. It tends to be free of knots and defects, creating a uniform look. Large trees mean woodworkers have nice, big chunks to work with – perfect for creating larger chests with lots of drawers that match perfectly.

Mahogany is also durable and long lasting. Which is evident when you consider the age of some of the gorgeous pieces in our vintage mahogany chests of drawers selection. We have a number of examples of early Georgian and early Victorian chests that are in truly excellent condition. Have a browse and you’ll see what we mean.

This wood is also rot resistant and water resistant, and holds varnish and paint well. Like a painted style? Look for a painted vintage mahogany chest of drawers by British makers John and Sylvia Reid in our collection.

Mahogany chests large and small


Our mahogany chests come in a range of different sizes to suit your requirements. Large dressers with plenty of drawers are perfect for master bedrooms. Team yours with a mahogany wardrobe and a pair of bedside tables in the same wood to achieve a cohesive look.

Mahogany commodes are generally smaller, as are bachelor’s chests. As the name suggests, these were originally used in smaller dwellings where men lived alone. Opt for a tallboy chest of drawers, which is higher and typically has more drawers. Perfect if you’re filling a particularly narrow floor space.

How many drawers do you need? Use our handy filters to select your required number, as well as the measurements of your required piece.

Mahogany chests of drawers: vintage features


Many of our beautiful mahogany chests have additions and adornments that make them extra special. Bow fronts create an interesting shape. While some double as bureau. In these, fall flaps revealing a space for stationery and writing as well as the odd secret compartment.

Locks are in cast iron and door handles in matching mahogany, or in brass and ormolu that add a hint of shine. Look out for other additions and adornments such as marble tops, inlaid columns and rocaille detailing. To discover more about each piece, click into the listing where you’ll find plenty of photos and detailed descriptions provided by the vendor.