This is a truly superb antique Edwardian inlaid mahogany serpentine wardrobe, attributed to Edwards & Roberts, circa 1880 in date.
This stunning wardrobe features a distinctive swan neck cornice exquisitely inlaid with beautiful flower heads to the ends, as well as a central shell and delightful foliate scrolls all over. There is a characteristic chequer inlaid moulding below and over a foliate scroll inlaid frieze.
The striking pair of shaped top panelled doors have double satinwood strung frames with tied ribbon and leaf inlays to the top corners. The panels are profusely inlaid with a splendid basket of flowers displayed over a central urn and both are joined by foliate scrolls, flower heads and trailing harebell swags.
The copious interior has a useful hanging rail over two mahogany lined drawers with brass sunken handles. The cantered corners features trailing leaf inlay while the sides have magnificent satinwood line inlay.
The base has a mahogany lined drawer with decorative brass handles, once again profusely inlaid with a splendid central flaming urn and foliate scrolls.
It is flanked by trailing leaf inlaid cantered corners and raised on a plinth base.
It is a truly beautiful and spacious antique Edwardian wardrobe.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 218 x Width 137 x Depth 58
Dimensions in inches:
Height 85.8 x Width 53.9 x Depth 22.8
Edwards & Roberts
The firm Edwards & Roberts was one of the best English antique furniture cabinet makers of the second half of the eighteenth century. The company was founded in 1845 and by 1854 was trading as ‘Edwards & Roberts’, 21 Wardour Street, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture’. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century.
They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers producing high quality furniture and working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. The quality of timber used was always the best quality with fine burr walnuts, finely figured mahogany and lighter toned satinwood as they specialised in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.
Our reference: 08284