Chests & Sideboards

Chests & Sideboards

A well crafted Chest of Drawers/Sideboards are a fundamental piece of bedroom furniture for any home. Chest of drawers are nearly always included in bedroom sets, but they can also be used to complement a dresser in the dining room or coffee table in the living room.

Each chest of drawers you see below forms part of a larger range of matching furniture. You can choose from a selection of hardwoods; solid Indian mango, solid sheesham and solid hardwood. All our chests of drawers are crafted with robust dovetail joints and solid hardwood linings in every drawer.

The History of Chest of Drawers/Sideboards

A chest of drawers, sometimes known as a bureau or dresser is a useful item of furniture with roots dating back to late medieval Europe. What we would commonly recognise as a chest of drawers had overtaken chests or ‘coffers’ in popularity by around 1690.

Sideboards are effective in creating extra space, as they are a useful storage facility to have in the home. A sideboard can also act as a make shift coffee table or an extra surface to display vases or ornaments.

Sideboards are most commonly used in dining rooms, living rooms or hallways but they would also make a useful addition to bedroom furniture or in a bathroom, where they could store towels or bathroom products.

Chest of Drawer Sizes and Styles

Historically, a tall chest of drawers was known as a Tallboy and often reached up to heights only accessible with the use of a stool or ladder. Modern chests of drawers are more commonly designed to be either at a shoulder or waist height, and often come with a mirror on top if they are of lower height.

Most commonly, chests come with five, six or seven drawers, often varying in size with deeper drawers at the bottom and smaller, shallower drawers at the top of the piece. Furniture is very often painted to vary the finish, and the white chest of drawers proves popular in our ranges today.

We're confident that you'll find something just right from our huge collection.

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