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It has been accomplished in the most beautiful 'flame mahogany' with fabulous crossbanded and inlaid decoration.
The wardrobe has a pair of mirrored cupboards, one on each side, with ample space for hanging your clothes, each has the original brass rail and a useful drawer in the bottom with a military type brass inset handle.
The central section is decoratively bowed and has a useful cupboard above a bank of four large and capacious drawers.
The beautiful brass handles and locks are all original, and the quality of the inlaid decoration is superb.
With working locks and keys.
This lovely piece represents a fantastic example of late Victorian cabinetry at its finest.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 218 x Width 213 x Depth 72
Dimensions in inches:
Height 85.8 x Width 83.9 x Depth 28.3
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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