Antique English Pair of Victorian Figured Mahogany Bedside Chests / Tables / Nightstands (Circa 1860)


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Object Description

This is a superb quality pair of antique English Victorian solid figured mahogany bedside chests, circa 1860, in excellent condition.

• Item: Bedside Chests
• Circa: 1860
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Figured mahogany drawer fronts
• 7 graduated drawers in total
• Hand-dovetailed ash lined drawers
• Quarter beaded interior to drawers (sign of quality)
• Original turned mahogany knobs
• Thumb moulded top
• Supporting rounded moulded plinths
• Fantastic colour & patination
• Superb quality
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a superb quality pair of antique Victorian mahogany bedside chests / nightstands, circa 1860, in excellent condition. They are pedestals from a Victorian dressing table, which have been adapted into bedside chests. Each bedside chest boasts elegant thumb moulded round cornered tops; this design is also reflected in the plinths. One bedside has four graduated working drawers, whereas the other bedside has three graduated working drawers (the bottom drawer is a large double drawer). The drawers are decorated with stunning figured mahogany fronts. The drawers are constructed with fine hand-dovetailed joints, solid ash drawer linings and the original mahogany knobs. The drawer linings even boast quarter beading to the frames; this is a true sign of quality. The bedsides stand on their top-quality rounded mahogany plinths. The chests are constructed of top-quality mahogany timber imported from the colonies during the Victorian period. The quality is reflected in the weight of these bedsides; they are heavy to lift! Ideal for use in the bedroom as bedsides or lamp tables in the living room.

The Victorian nightstands feature a rich brown mahogany colour. They have a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning they have received.

These chests would look superb in a variety of rooms from the living room to the bedroom. They would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 84.3cm or 33¼” or 2ft 9¼”
Body Width = 40.3cm or 16” or 1ft 4”
External Width = 45.2cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾”
Body Depth = 51.3cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
External Depth = 54.5cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”

The price for this item is £1,750, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This is a stunning quality pair of antique Victorian solid figured mahogany bedside chests, circa 1860, in excellent condition. They are pedestals from a Victorian dressing table, which have been adapted into bedside chests. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and inside the drawers, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The bedsides have been cleaned and French polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop. Therefore, the colour and patination of mahogany is of an excellent standard. There are no cup marks to the tops of the bedsides! These bedsides are constructed of top-quality solid mahogany; which gives a superb colour and patination. The quality is reflected in the weight of these bedsides; they are heavy to lift! They are solid in joint and ready to use. The drawers, which feature the original knobs are smooth running and close flush to the frame. The drawer interiors are dry and clean. The bedside chests are solid in joint, they do not wobble and are ready to use.

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