Large 18th Century George III Flame Mahogany Linen Press. This is a large and exquisitely designed George III flame mahogany linen press made in England during the late18th century. The upper cabinet is capped with a molded cornice.
Two large panel doors below the frieze unlock to reveal a set of three shelves. The lower case has four graduated drawers, working locks and classically-shaped bracket feet. The traditional brass bail pulls with Chippendale style backplates and locks are original. This stately, two-part linen press is made of mahogany, one of the finest hardwoods for furniture-making having withstood the test of time for stability, fine grain pattern and rich, consistent coloring that finishes beautifully. The mahogany used for this piece is a wonderful example of the grain variation and figuring that happens at the point where a large branch grows from a trees truck.
The extreme compression of wood fibers at this joint adds strength to support the branchs weight, and is what creates the majestic grain variation and figuring seen in this piece. This antique linen press, which was. Sourced from a pristine estate in an affluent Connecticut town. Is in good original condition.
There is wear, a crack in the lower case and small repairs commensurate with its age and use. Dimensions: 49.25 W x 22 D x 86.75 H Style: Georgian. Condition: Very good antique condition. We curate antique, vintage and high-end, gently-used home furnishings.
Our inventory of gently-used furnishings is sourced from some of the most coveted and stylish estates on the East Coast. Thank you for your business. The item "Large Late 18th Century George III Flame Mahogany Linen Press" is in sale since Wednesday, December 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Cabinets & Cupboards\1800-1899".The seller is "mytrustfund" and is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.