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A charming George III period mahogany wardrobe of Channel Islands design having superbly figured fielded panelled doors enclosing brass hanging rail retaining excellent rich colour and patina throughout raised on original ogee feet.

Channel Island wardrobes were inspired by the French Armoire, but made in the English style of the period and they were intentionally made for ease of moving and installation from one part of a house to another.

You start by lifting the cornice off and this then allows the 2 panelled chestnut backboards to be unscrewed from the sides.

The doors can then be removed at the hinges and this allows the sides to simply lift out of the base.

Once these steps are followed it allowed the wardrobe to be installed in even the smallest of houses  with the tightest of staircases.

It is then very easy to reassemble in reverse as everything simply slots into place and the back panels are fixed with a few screws.  

This particular wardrobe retains an excellent untouched colour and patina which gives it a real warmth.

It is also not overpoweringly large like many of thesenwhich we have come across and should fit into comfortably into the rooms of nany type of house.

It is also nice that it retains its original ogee feet and overall its in pretty good condition.

Circa 1770

Height - 82.5in
Width - 51in
Depth - 24in

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Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)