Antique English Victorian Flame Mahogany Linen Press Wardrobe (Circa 1840)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English early Victorian linen press, constructed from top quality flame mahogany, circa 1840, in excellent original condition.

• Circa: 1840
• Period: Early Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Moulded cornice
• Stunning quality flame mahogany inset door panels
• Original pull-out slides to top section
• Original turned mahogany knobs
• Working locks & key to door
• Original brass drawer strip
• Cock-beaded drawer fronts
• Hand-dovetailed graduated drawers
• Oak lined drawers
• Original backboards
• Original turned feet
• Fantastic solid construction
• Original polish & patination
• Classic Victorian styling
• Splits into 3 sections – easy access into rooms
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique English early Victorian linen press, constructed from top quality flame mahogany, circa 1840, in excellent original condition. The top section supports a pretty drop down (detachable) protruding moulded cornice, above two exquisite flame mahogany doors, with inset rectangular panels. The left door features its original brass locking latches. The right-hand door retains its original working brass lever lock (with working key), original brass door closure strip and the original hinges (on both doors). The doors open to reveal a bank of four oak lined linen trays. Below, the base section comprises four drawers in a two-over-two design. The drawers are constructed with fine hand dovetail joints and cock-beaded fronts; and the drawer linings and bottoms are constructed from solid oak. The drawer fronts retain their original turned mahogany knobs and brass lever locks. The press is raised on its original turned feet (which is rare to see, as these are usually replaced with changing fashions or get damaged over time). The linen press also features the original backboards. The linen press dismantles into three sections, allowing easy access up the staircase into the bedroom.

This is a sought-after linen press due to its quality construction, incorporating fine quality flame mahogany timbers (at this time, England was importing top quality mahogany timbers from the colonies). The linen press is designed in the classic Georgian style, with simple, pronounced clean lines and a focus on symmetry.

The linen press has a rich red-brown mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This item is an excellent investment but also very practical for storage and would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 198.8cm or 78¼” or 6ft 6¼”
Height (Top section) = 108.5cm or 42¾” or 3ft 6¾”
Width (Top section) = 127.4cm or 50⅛” or 4ft 2⅛”
Depth (Top section) = 56.2cm or 22⅛” or 1ft 10⅛”
Height (Base section) = 90.7cm or 35¾” or 2ft 11¾”
Width (Base section) = 122.4cm or 48⅛” or 4ft ⅛”
Depth (Base section) = 57.8cm or 22¾” or 1ft 10¾”

The price for this item is £1,850, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

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.

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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.

UK Buyer Payment:
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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 item is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the frame (see photos), but nothing significant considering its age. There are no splits to the flame mahogany doors (which is common in linen presses). The doors lock using the original brass working lever lock (with working key) and original brass drawer strip. The sliding trays to the top section of the press are completely original. The drawers feature cock beaded fronts, hand dovetail construction and retain their original turned mahogany handles and working locks. The press is raised on its original turned feet (which is rare to see, as these are usually replaced with changing fashions or get damaged over time). The linen press also features the original backboards.

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