Learn about Wardrobe

A wardrobe is a cupboard with space for hanging clothes. As an item of furniture as opposed to a separate closet, the wardrobe did not generally appear until the early 19th century. Until then, clothes had been stored in clothes presses.

Wardrobes may have between one and four doors, and sometimes have fitted drawers in the centre section and hanging space on either wing. The doors are often panelled, with a decorative figured timber panel surrounded by a moulded frame. The clothes hangers hung on rails or hooks, usually facing the front. Antique wardrobes are often too shallow to fit standard size wire hangers comfortably side on.

A Beaconsfield wardrobe is the term used to describe an Edwardian period wardrobe that has an open storage area in the centre top section, usually backed by a mirror, with externally visible drawers below.

Wardrobes have been made in most of the usual furniture timbers: oak, pine, cedar, mahogany, walnut and satinwood and the styles range from the plain and simple to the elaborate and ostentatious. Many were made as part of a bedroom suite together with matching dressing table and washstand. more...
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A late 19th/20th century walnut combination wardrobe in the Arts & Crafts period by South Australian furniture makers Marshall & Co.

A Colonial Arts & Crafts Influenced kauri & totara banded single door Wardrobe, interior with porcelain and brass hooks. Single drawer base. Height 253 cm. Width 152 cm

Arts & Crafts oak robe with carved decoration and figure of 8 hinges

A six piece oak Arts & Crafts suite of bedroom furniture comprising double mirror wardrobe chest of drawers dressing table marble top washstand bedside cabinet and a towel rail

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