Learn about Linen Press

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.
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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 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 four arched panelled doors enclosing linen slides and drawers raised on a plinth base, 251 x 208.5 x 63 cm.

A blackwood gentleman's press, with two panelled doors enclosing linen slides, two drawers and a hanging space, raised on a plinth base, 130.5 x 151.5 x 66.5 cm.

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.

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

Early colonial linen press in full cedar with 4 drawer base decorated with cockbeading and original handles and escutcheons (one lock missing), the top has 6 slide out drawers

Colonial Australian cedar linen press, double doors at top fitted with five drawers, the base fitted with 4 drawers with blackwood knobs with diamond shaped ebony escutcheons, full cedar including sides and back panels

A 19th century Australian cedar and rose mahogany wardrobe of Germanic influence, NSW, the large cross banded moulded cornice above a pair of arched cupboard doors with rose mahogany panels enclosing five linen slides to one side and hanging space to the o

A cedar linen press. Height 221 cm. Width 129 cm. Diameter 61 cm

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