• Circa: 1820
• Period: Regency
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Thumb moulded cornice
• Lovely quality figured mahogany inset door panels
• Mahogany banded door frames
• Original brass door strip and locking mechanism
• Brass handing rail with wooden hooks inside
• Original brass key escutcheons
• Original Regency brass knobs
• Working locks & key to door and drawers
• Reeded moulded frame
• Cock-beaded drawers
• Hand-dovetailed graduated drawers
• Mahogany lined drawers
• Original backboards
• Original turned feet
• Fantastic solid construction
• Original polish & patination
• Classic Regency styling
• Splits into 3 sections – easy access into rooms
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a stunning quality antique English Regency linen press, constructed from top quality figured mahogany, circa 1820, in good original condition. The top section supports a drop down (detachable) thumb-moulded cornice, above two exquisite figured mahogany doors, with inset rectangular panels, incorporating further mahogany banding to the doorframes. The left door features its original brass strip (a sign of quality) and 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, incorporating a brass hanging rail and wooden pegs fixed behind to the backboards. Below, is a bank of graduated drawers, comprising a two-over-three configuration. The drawers are constructed with fine hand dovetail joints and cock-beaded fronts; and the drawer linings and bottoms are constructed from solid mahogany. The drawer fronts retain their original turned brass knobs, key escutcheons and original working lever locks (with key). The outer frame of the linen press is decorated with fine reeded moulding. The press is raised on its original turned 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. The cornice can also be unscrewed if necessary to gain access up tight stairs or through narrow doorways.
This is a sought after linen press due to its quality construction using fine quality figured mahogany timbers (at this time, England was importing top quality mahogany timbers from the colonies). The linen press is designed in the classic Regency 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 = 207.5cm or 81¾” or 6ft 9¾”
Width (cornice) = 129.5cm or 51” or 4ft 3”
Width (top section) = 121.5cm or 47⅞” or 4ft
Width (lower section) = 121cm or 47⅝” or 3ft 11⅝”
Depth (cornice) = 61.5cm or 24⅝” or 2ft 0⅝”
Depth (top section) = 56.8cm or 22⅜” or 1ft 10⅜”
Depth (bottom section) = 57.3cm or 22⅝” or 1ft 10⅝”
Hanging Cupboard – Internal Dimensions:
Height = 99.3cm or 39⅛” or 3ft 3⅛”
Width = 115.8cm or 45½” or 4ft 9½”
Depth = 52.5cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
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. Both doors close and lock comfortably. There are no splits to the figured 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 of the press have been replaced with a brass-hanging rail a long time ago. The drawers retain their original brass knobs, original decorative brass key escutcheons and original brass lever locks (with working key). The drawers comfortably slide out and close flush to the frame. The press is raised on its original top quality turned 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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