Originally a linen press was similar to a book press: the napkins and table cloths were placed between two flat boards which were brought together through a screw mechanism. In current useage a linen press, (also known as a clothes press or gentleman's robe) refers to a type of wardrobe usually with sliding shelves enclosed by doors in the upper section, and drawers in the lower section.
A 19th century Anglo Indian teak linen press the upper section with two sunburst panelled doors opening to three linen slides, the lower section with two short and two full length drawers, turned supports, 115.5 x 114.5 x 45 cm
Victorian mahogany breakfront wardrobe centre mirrored door with 2 linen slides, 3 drawers and shelf behind, flanked by 2 doors with hanging compartments behind. Divides into 5 parts for removal, 206 cm wide, 76 cm deep, 218 cm high
An Australian full cedar gentleman's press, by Andrew Lenehan, circa 1850 the moulded cornice with central acanthus leaf decoration and flame cedar frieze above a pair of panelled doors with carved flower head scrolled decoration, enclosing five linen slid
A George III mahogany and satinwood linen press the arched cornice with acorn decoration above a pair of satinwood cross-banded doors with central urn decoration, enclosing three later shelves, above two short and two long drawers, raised on later bracket
18th/19th century Dutch rococo bombe Kast/ linen press in mahogany the fitted interior with shelves and three drawers above two short and three long drawers, each with brass escutcheon with portrait emblems 165 cm wide, 61 cm deep, 245 cm high
A rare Australian huon and birds-eye huon pine linen press Tasmania, circa 1850, the moulded cornice above a pair of arched panelled doors enclosing original huon pine linen slides, above two short and two long drawers, raised on turned feet, 131 cm wide,
An Australian cedar and rose mahogany linen press, circa 1860, the ogee moulded cornice above a pair of arched panelled cupboard doors enclosing a later hanging rod and two short drawers, above two short and two long graduated drawers with large turned han
A Victorian cedar wardrobe, the fall cornice above two panelled doors enclosing an interior fitted with linen slides, a drawer and hanging space, above an apron drawer raised on a plinth base, 153 x 224 x 64 cm.
A fine quality Victorian mahogany breakfront wardrobe, the fall cornice above a central mirrored door enclosing linen slides, drawers and two solid panelled doors, each with carved moulding and foliate corbels, raised on a plinth base, 202 x 218 x 80 cm.
A good Victorian mahogany linen press, circa 1880, the stepped rectangular cornice above two solid arched panelled doors enclosing linen slides, the lower section with an two short and two long drawers with turned knobs, plinth base, 134.5 x 205 x 62 cm.
A Scottish Regency mahogany linen press, the shaped cornice with ebony inlay and circular patera above a pair of cupboard doors with twisted columns, enclosing shelves above two short and two long drawers, raised on turned feet. Width 124 cm x. Depth 51 cm
A George III mahogany linen press, with a pair of cut corner panelled doors above two mock short and one true long drawer, altered for hanging and lacking cornice. Width 119 cm. Depth 57 cm. Height 179 cm
A good early Victorian mahogany linen press, the ogee moulded cornice above a pair of panelled doors enclosing five slides, the lower section with two short and two long drawers on splayed bracket feet. Width 149 cm. Depth 65 cm. Height 233 cm
An imposing Regency Channel Islands mahogany and brass inlaid linen press, the swan neck pediment with carved foliate decoration above a brass inlaid frieze and cut corner panelled doors flanked by columns carved in low relief and enclosing three trays, th
A George III oak linen press, the ogee moulded cornice above a pair of fielded panel doors enclosing a later hanging rail above two short and one long drawer on bracket feet. Width 140 cm. Depth 61 cm. Height 194 cm
A 19th century George III mahogany linen press, the stepped cornice above two doors each with recessed oval panels, the lower section with four long drawers raised on bracket supports, 125 x 207 x 50 cm.
An Australian cedar two door wardrobe, circa 1830, the ogee moulded cornice above a pair of cupboard doors each with two flamed cedar panels and flanked by pilasters with roundels to the top, enclosing hanging space with three short drawers and three linen
A George III mahogany linen press, the shaped cornice carved with restrained leaf borders above a fluted frieze above two panelled doors, enclosing a fitted interior, the lower section with two short and two long drawers, on a plinth base;. Width 118 cm. D
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