• Item: Linen Press
• Circa: 1790
• Period: George III
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Figured mahogany
• Moulded cornice
• Lovely quality figured mahogany door panels
• Original brass door latches and lock with working key
• Internal hanging pole
• Original brass key escutcheons
• Replacement brass swan neck handles & escutcheons
• Two faux drawers
• Single pine lined hand-dovetailed drawer with working lock & key
• Original backboards
• Original bracket feet
• Fantastic solid construction
• Excellent colour & patination
• Dismantles into 2 sections – easy access into rooms
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a good quality antique English Georgian linen press, constructed from figured mahogany, circa 1790, in excellent condition. The linen press incorporates a moulded cornice to the top, above two panelled doors. The left-hand door retains its original sliding latches, while the right-hand door features the original working lever lock (with working key). The two doors open up to reveal a large open storage area, fitted with a hanging pole, for coat hangers. Below, is a bank of two faux drawers above a single working drawer. The faux draw allows long items of clothing (such as dresses) to hang unimpeded, so that they don’t touch the floor of the linen press. The single drawer is constructed with fine hand dovetail joints, is pine lined and boasts quarter beading (a sign of quality). The drawer fronts are moulded and feature good quality replacement brass swan neck handles & back plates. The key escutcheons, along with the original brass lever lock (with working key) are all original.
The linen 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 two sections (top and base) allowing easy access up the staircase into the bedroom.
This item features a rich brown mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This Georgian mahogany linen press is an excellent investment but is also very practical for storage and would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Total Height (top and base) = 179cm or 70½” or 5ft 10½”
Top Height = 109.1cm or 43” or 3ft 7”
Top Width = 120.7cm or 47½” or 3ft 11½”
Top Depth = 61.2cm or 24⅛” or 2ft ⅛”
Base Height = 71.8cm or 28¼” or 2ft 4¼”
Base Width = 122.8cm or 48⅜” or 4ft ⅜”
Base Depth = 63cm or 24⅞” or 2ft ⅞”
Hanging Cupboard internal dimensions:
Height = 126.5cm or 49⅞” or 4ft 1⅞”
Hanging Height from Rail = 118.4cm or 46⅝” or 3ft 10⅝”
Width = 110.7cm or 43⅝” or 3ft 7⅝”
Depth = 53.1cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
This Georgian mahogany linen press wardrobe is in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering its age. Both doors close and lock comfortably. There are no splits to the door panels. The doors lock using the original brass working lever lock (with working key). The drawer fronts are decorated with good quality replacement brass swan neck handles & back plates. The key escutcheons, along with the original brass lever locks (with working key) are all original. The single drawer runs smoothly, closes flush to the frame and retains its original working lock, with working key. The press is raised on its original bracket feet. The linen press also features the original backboards. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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