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This stunning antique Georgian mahogany linen press ca 1800 has the renowned cabinet maker/restorers stamp Edwards and Roberts. The press has a moulded cornice above a deep frieze and two panelled doors with moulded edges (small old repair to moulding, not very noticeable), key and working lock. The interior has five sliding linen trays and the lower section has two over two oak lined cock beaded drawers with the best quality ‘Cope’ replacement brass handles. The press stands on splayed bracket feet and has the most beautiful, striking, inlaid banding and string inlays all around the edges. The piece splits into three sections for ease of removals, is a rich medium mahogany colour with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Height 206cms/81inches Width 131cms/51.5inches Depth 58cms/23inches Ref No 02846
This piece has been beautifully restored by Edwards & Roberts
The antique furniture cabinet makers and restorers Edwards and Roberts were among the best English antique furniture cabinet makers in the 19th century. The company was founded in 1845 and was trading as ‘Edwards and Roberts’, 21 Wardour Street, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture’. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers and the firm produced high quality antique furniture, as well as good copies of the 18th and 19th century English and French furniture. They also adapted and restored the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. There workmanship included pieces with satinwood marquetry and favoured the Georgian designs. They were known for restoring and adapting older pieces of antique furniture.
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