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Antique English Georgian Flame Mahogany Linen Press Wardrobe Cupboard (circa 1790)

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Yolanda Gray Antiques


Here is a fine quality antique English Regency linen press, constructed from top quality mahogany, circa 1790, in good condition.

• Circa: 1790
• Period: Regency
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Moulded geometric dentil & fluted cornice
• Stunning quality flame mahogany inset door panels
• Telescopic hanging rail to left side
• Original pull-out slides to right side
• Original brass key escutcheons
• Period replacement brass fretwork handles
• Working locks & key to door
• Cock-beaded drawer fronts
• Hand-dovetailed graduated drawers
• Ash lined drawers
• Original backboards
• Original bracket feet
• Fantastic solid construction
• Original polish & patination
• Classic Georgian styling
• Not too tall – only 6ft 2” high
• Splits into 3 sections – easy access into rooms
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

The top section supports a pretty drop down (detachable) protruding cornice, decorated with geometric dentil work and fluting, above two exquisite flame mahogany doors, with inset rectangular panels, decorated with quarter circle sections in each corner. The left door features its original brass strip brass locking mechanism. The right-hand door retains its original working brass lever lock (with working key) and the original key escutcheons and hinges (on both doors). The doors open to reveal a hanging compartment on the left-hand side, incorporating a metal telescopic hanging rail. The right-hand side retains the original mahogany linen trays. Below, is a bank of drawers, comprising three good sized drawers, with two smaller drawers above a larger lower drawer. The drawers are constructed with fine hand dovetail joints and cock-beaded fronts; and the drawer linings and bottoms are constructed from solid ash. The drawer fronts retain their original key escutcheons and brass lever locks. The press is raised on its original bracket feet (which is rare to see, as these are usually replaced with changing fashions or get damaged over time). The linen press also features the original backboards. The linen press dismantles into three sections, allowing easy access up the staircase into the bedroom. The linen press is not too tall either, it’s only 6ft 2” high, which means it will it in most rooms.

External Dimensions:
Height = 187.9cm or 74” or 6ft 2”
External Width (cornice) = 115.3cm or 45?” or 3ft 9?”
External Depth (cornice) = 55.3cm or 21Ύ” or 1ft 9Ύ”

Condition Report:
This item is in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the frame (see photos), but nothing significant considering its age. There are no splits to the flame mahogany doors (which is common in linen presses). The doors lock using the original brass working lever lock (with working key). The sliding trays in the top left half section of the press have been replaced with a brass-hanging rail a long time ago. The drawers house good quality period replacement brass fretwork handles; the brass key escutcheons are original. The press is raised on its original bracket feet (which is rare to see, as these are usually replaced with changing fashions or get damaged over time). The linen press also features the original backboards.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 187.9 cm (74.0")
Width = 115.3 cm (45.4")
Depth = 55.3 cm (21.8")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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