This is a fine antique flame mahogany ormolu mounted George III linen press, circa 1780 in date.
This exceptional quality linen press features a heavily moulded egg and dart cornice with a broken pediment and a centrally carved garland cresting.
A pair of Corinthian columns with ormolu capitals frame the stunning shaped panelled cupboard doors enclosing three shelves and three internal drawers.
A pair of ram masks frame three full-width oak lined drawers, fitted with their original ormolu handles and elaborate escutcheons, all raised on original ogee feet.
Provenance: Forest Lodge, Windsor Great Park
Add a timeless elegance with this lovely Georgian masterpiece to any room of your home.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 250 x Width 178 x Depth 68
Dimensions in inches:
Height 98.4 x Width 70.1 x Depth 26.8
Thomas Sheraton – 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as “best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.” Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called “flame mahogany.”
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
Our reference: 08933