A superb early Victorian Gothic Revival Oak breakfront wardrobe in the manner of Thomas King, Circa 1840 in date.
The larger central section with an alternating C-scrolled and scroll-carved cruciform pediment, with detachable crocketed pinnacles, flanked by two smaller sections, each smaller section with a crenellated pediment above a moulded cornice interspersed by rosettes.
The pediment is above four twin cusped arched panelled doors, each arch surmounted by two quatrefoils. The pair of central doors open to reveal five linen slides above six short raised geometric panelled drawers, flanked by projecting blind elongated trefoil pilasters. Each end door opens to reveal a hanging rail with a drawer at the bottom.
Add a touch of Gothic architectural splendour to your bedroom.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 271 x Width 293 x Depth 82 – Height to the top of the pinnacles.
Height 242 – Height not counting the pinnacles
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 foot, 11 inches x Width 9 foot, 7 inches x Depth 2 foot, 8 inches – Height to the top of the pinnacles.
Height 7 foot, 11 inches – Height not counting the pinnacles
The design of the present lot appears to be an interesting variation of three comparable gothic revival drawings for cabinets and wardrobes executed by Thomas King and first featured in King’s 1835 publication, The Cabinet Maker’s Sketch Book, Vol.’s I and II. These designs are illustrated in the Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design, introduction by E. Joy, 1989, Woodbridge, pp.’s 54 and 90.
Our reference: A2310