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Antique Chest on Chest, Linen Presses & Tallboy's

A tallboy, also known as a highboy or a chest-on-chest were used in bedrooms and dressing rooms during the 18th and 19th-century for storing clothes. The styles and materials used the make the pieces of furniture reflected the fashion and tastes of the time. There are differences in the feet, handles, carvings and shape, amongst other variable features. Here at Patrick Sandberg Antiques, we frequently stock Georgian tallboys, as well as pieces made by the celebrated furniture makers such as Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton. Antique linen presses share similarities with the tallboy. They have the same construction on the lower half, but open on top to reveal several trays. The trays were regularly used to store clothing, but more often, they were used for storing linen. Browse our full collection of antique linen presses and tallboys below.