Antique English Art Deco Burr Walnut Two Door Armoire Wardrobe by Ray & Miles of Liverpool (Circa 1930)


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Object Description

Here is a stunning quality antique English Art Deco burr walnut two-door wardrobe, made by Ray & Miles Cabinet Makers of Liverpool, circa 1930, in excellent original condition.

• Circa: 1930
• Style: Art Deco
• Provenance: Liverpool, England, UK
• Cabinetmaker: Ray & Miles
• Wood: Burr Walnut
• Beautiful mirror matched veneers
• Original wooden handles
• Curved corners and edges
• Inward-bowed centre section
• Original working locks with working key
• Single storage shelf
• Full width hanging rail
• 4 hanging hooks
• Clean interior
• Original recessed moulded plinth
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent original condition
• Excellent quality
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is a stunning quality antique English Art Deco burr walnut two-door wardrobe, made by Ray & Miles Cabinet Makers of Liverpool, circa 1930, in excellent original condition. The two-door wardrobe boasts lovely mirror matched burr walnut veneers, along with elegant curved corners and edges and original vertical walnut handles. The wardrobe boasts an elegant inverted vertical bow front design between the doors. Both doors feature the original working locks, with a working key. The doors open to reveal a single shelf compartment to the top, below which is a full-width hanging rack. To the rear of the interior are four hanging hooks. The wardrobe sits on a recessed moulded plinth. Because the wardrobe has a narrow width, it is ideal for compact rooms, as it consumes very little space. The wardrobe plinth and pediment can detach for easier access into the bedroom.

The wardrobe features a mellow burr walnut colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a lovely colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

The wardrobe would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the bedroom. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Ray and Miles were renowned cabinetmakers based in 34-38 London Road, Liverpool, England, who were first established in 1864. They built and retailed top quality furniture and upholstery during the later part of the Victorian and Edwardian period, along with early part of the 20th century. Their main customer base was the industrial powerhouse region of the North West of England but also sold furniture further afield. The company was later purchased by Maples of London in 1959 (which was an indication of how Ray & Miles were highly admired in the furniture industry), which itself fell into receivership in 1997.

External height = 191cm or 75⅛” or 6ft 3⅛”
External width = 122.4cm or 48⅛” or 4ft ⅛”
External depth = 52.5cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
Hanging space height (max) = 152.4cm or 60” or 5ft
Hanging space height (from rack) = 145.3cm or 57¼” or 4ft 9¼”

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This wardrobe is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of them. The wardrobe retains its original wooden handles, plinth, brass key escutcheons, with the original working locks and working key. The interior is clean and the wardrobe is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Organsdale Farm
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