• 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
Here is a fine quality antique English Regency linen press, constructed from top quality mahogany, circa 1790, in good condition. 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.
This is a sought-after linen press due to its quality construction, incorporating fine quality flame mahogany timbers (at this time, England was importing top quality mahogany timbers from the colonies). The linen press is designed in the classic Georgian style, with simple, pronounced clean lines and a focus on symmetry.
The linen press has a rich dark red-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 item is an excellent investment but 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 your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height = 187.9cm or 74” or 6ft 2”
Width (cornice) = 115.3cm or 45⅜” or 3ft 9⅜”
Width (top section) = 110.7cm or 43½” or 3ft 7½”
Width (lower section) = 113.5cm or 40¾” or 3ft 4¾”
Depth (cornice) = 55.3cm or 21¾” or 1ft 9¾”
Depth (top section) = 52.3cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Depth (bottom section) = 55cm or 21⅝” or 1ft 9⅝”
Hanging Cupboard – Internal Dimensions:
Overall Height = 99.8cm or 39¼” or 3ft 3¼”
Overall Width = 57cm or 22⅜” or 1ft 10⅜”
Handing Rack Height = 94.5cm or 37¼” or 3ft 1¼”
Thee above internal dimensions relate to the internal space of the top section of the linen press, which is used for hanging space. This may be useful if you have clothes of a certain length or coat hangers of a certain width.
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.
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