• Circa: 1840
• Period: Early Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Moulded cornice
• Stunning quality flame mahogany inset door panels
• Original pull-out slides to top section
• Original turned mahogany knobs
• Working locks & key to door
• Original brass drawer strip
• Cock-beaded drawer fronts
• Hand-dovetailed graduated drawers
• Oak lined drawers
• Original backboards
• Original turned feet
• Fantastic solid construction
• Original polish & patination
• Classic Victorian 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 fine quality antique English early Victorian linen press, constructed from top quality flame mahogany, circa 1840, in excellent original condition. The top section supports a pretty drop down (detachable) protruding moulded cornice, above two exquisite flame mahogany doors, with inset rectangular panels. The left door features its original brass locking latches. The right-hand door retains its original working brass lever lock (with working key), original brass door closure strip and the original hinges (on both doors). The doors open to reveal a bank of four oak lined linen trays. Below, the base section comprises four drawers in a two-over-two design. The drawers are constructed with fine hand dovetail joints and cock-beaded fronts; and the drawer linings and bottoms are constructed from solid oak. The drawer fronts retain their original turned mahogany knobs and brass lever locks. 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 three sections, allowing easy access up the staircase into the bedroom.
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 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.
External Height = 198.8cm or 78¼” or 6ft 6¼”
Height (Top section) = 108.5cm or 42¾” or 3ft 6¾”
Width (Top section) = 127.4cm or 50⅛” or 4ft 2⅛”
Depth (Top section) = 56.2cm or 22⅛” or 1ft 10⅛”
Height (Base section) = 90.7cm or 35¾” or 2ft 11¾”
Width (Base section) = 122.4cm or 48⅛” or 4ft ⅛”
Depth (Base section) = 57.8cm or 22¾” or 1ft 10¾”
This item is in excellent original 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) and original brass drawer strip. The sliding trays to the top section of the press are completely original. The drawers feature cock beaded fronts, hand dovetail construction and retain their original turned mahogany handles and working locks. 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.
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