rare george iii chippendale period and design padouk and mahogany linenpress or wardrobe with open fretwork swanneck pediment cornice

Rare George III Chippendale period and design padouk and mahogany linen-press or wardrobe with open fret-work "swan-neck" pediment cornice.



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ML 186


Rare George III Chippendale period and design padouk and mahogany linen-press or wardrobe with open fret-work "swan-neck" pediment cornice .
Excellent quality padouk linen press of elegant proportions, with converted-for-hanging cupboard top above a chest-of-drawers base. Superb figured solid padouk construction surmounted by by a pierced and carved mahogany "swan-neck" pediment cornice with circular carved paterae terminals , above a dentil moulded frieze. The pediment's form taking it's inspiration from the classical temple architecture of antiquity and Roman triumphal arches .
The 2 short over 2 long drawers base section, fitted with original gilt-brass rococo-design handles with detailed cast oval back-plates , brass escutcheons and oak-linings . The drawers with carved line 'scratch' cock-beading from the solid padouk drawer fronts . The bases of the drawers and inside of the top all with original blue 'sugar-paper' linings .
The oblong doors with highly-figured 'book-matched' solid padouk panels , with a beaded surround. Fitted with original bolts , escutcheon, lock and key .
Raised on original bold bracket feet . The 2-door cupboard top which once housed linen slides , now fitted with a mahogany rail for hanging . Original panelled and boarded back .
Wonderful rich colour and patina to the rare exotic padouk timber . Has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Minor historic repairs to fret-work of pierced mahogany pediment .
H (overall) 88"
D 22"
W 50"
Hanging space 43" high
England c .1770
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 40 years ,M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 186


Height = 224 cm (88")
Width = 114 cm (45")
Depth = 56 cm (22")

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