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...Some wardrobes were fitted with small drawers, shelves and cupboards down one side.
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A magnificent three door wardrobe, solid huon pine with break front and carved blackwood armorial crest within a domed pediment, circa 1875, 246 cm high, 230 cm wide, 70 cm deep. Provenance: Originally the property of William M'Millan of Landcox, Union
A Victorian huon pine wardrobe 1890s, the carved swan-neck pediment and moulded cornice above a single mirrored door and side panels, the lower section with a pair of deep drawers, on a plinth base, showing knotty figuring throughout. Height 234 cm. Width
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,
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