impressive late c18th george iii period mahogany and satinwood linen press or wardrobe with 'swanneck' pediment

Impressive late C18th George III period mahogany and satinwood linen press or wardrobe with 'swan-neck' pediment.


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Item Ref

ML 1907


Impressive late C18th George III period mahogany and satinwood linen press or wardrobe with 'swan-neck' pediment.
Smart late C18th mahogany 2-door linen press on chest-of-drawers base . The doors with well-figured satinwood oval panels and satinwood cross-banding , enclosing a cupboard fitted with 2 adjustable slide shelves.
Surmounted by a striking 'swan-neck' broken-arch pediment with pierced detail, satinwood fan paterae to the terminals and central raised stage . The frieze of the pediment inlaid with satinwood reserves .
The chest base fitted with 2 short and 2 long ,oak-lined drawers each with conforming satinwood cross-banded edges and 'cock-beading' . The whole raised on original shaped bracket feet . The brass plate handles being old replacements , which have been fitted to the original holes .
The interior of the top has been skilfully lined approximately 100 years ago with aromatic cedar or camphor-wood .
The interiors of the doors fitted with their original decorative brass bolts and quality brass hinges . Fitted with the original brass lock and escutcheon, supplied with the original 'bow-top' loop steel key .
In excellent original condition and with a wonderful glowing colour and patina, the golden satinwood contrasting with the darker mahogany.
Demonstrates design-feature influences from two of the leading influential English cabinet-makers of the late C18th, Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton. The design of the pediment taking its inspiration from classicism and the Roman triumphal arch .
The whole made in 3 sections in the traditional manner, to aid moving and transportation.
H (full) 88"
W 48"
D 24"
England c. 1790
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 1907


Height = 224 cm (88")
Width = 122 cm (48")
Depth = 61 cm (24")

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