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Good George III Oak Linen Press c. 1770

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Good George III Oak Linen Press c. 1770

SHORT DESCRIPTION
A good George III oak linen press with a well developed attractive colour. In very good original condition - retaining original fitted shelf, slides, hinges and handles.
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DIMENSIONS
50 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 73 inches high. Top lifts off base for transport. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1770

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
A good George III oak linen press with a well developed attractive colour. In very good original condition - retaining original fitted shelf, slides, hinges and handles.

The substantial doors with lovely arched triple bead and mahogany cross banded borders framing the fielded oak panels. The doors open and close smoothly, have an early working lock and key and original latch. Inside are three graduated drawers which slide out smoothly on inset runners and provide a huge amount of easily access storage space with a fixed original shelf above. The lower case with two short over two long oak drawers, all with substantial original drawer linings and of dovetailed construction. The handles are original and most attractive, solid brass shaped bails with circular beaded back plates.

All set on unusual tall peg feet which are original also, and surmounted with a splayed simple fixed cornice. Pine panelled and boarded back, again original.

The press separates into two sections (upper and lower) for transport, is heavy and well made and completely suitable for daily use.

This Georgian press dates from c. 1770 and has a lovely colour. It is a handsome example and comes from a private family home where it has been well looked after and enjoyed for many years.