19TH CENTURY GEORGE III PERIOD CHIPPENDALE STYLE ANTIQUE MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS
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We're delighted to offer for sale this great 19th century George III period Chippendale style antique mahogany linen press. This a two piece linen press with a lower section standing on a finely formed bracket base with a large base cock bead molded drawer with stamped brass back plates and pulls. The linen press has two magnificent and large santo domingan mahogany blank doors with exceptional grain and luster. Santo Domingan & Carribbean mahogany is the best in the world with special minerals & oil density giving a rare grain & natural sheen. Caribbean mahogany has been harvested to near extinction & is thankfully protected today. We did note some slight warping in the doors, this is an exotic wood in a foreign climate and large cuts such as this are especially prone to it. The warp in the doors happened many years ago and isn't at risk of becoming more dramatic. The previous owners had this in their family for 3 generations and had it expertly maintained & the interior retro fitted by Leonards for more practical modern day use. This was converted for use as a TV cabinet by the family and the lower cubbies held the cable box, DVD etc. The upper section has 3 carved floral rosettes along the cross banded mahogany inlay with a wonderful carved dental molding along the upper crown. We've attached a couple photos of the back and the bottom of the upper section to show the age & construction. This linen press is 49 1/2" wide x 22 1/2" deep x 73" tall.
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We are a wholly owned family business in our third decade of continuous operation. We have a large inventory of fine antiques ranging from Early American, Federal, Chippendale, Empire, Centennial, Victorian, 20th Century custom mahogany, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern antique furniture along with decorative arts from across the globe. All the items we offer to the general public are high quality estate pieces. We do not offer goods with significant flaws or defects. We completely avoid items with issues. You can expect the items we sell to have reasonable wear and tear. Due to the large volume of goods we deal in we cannot describe items in minutia. We do our best to give you an accurate condition report in our description of the items. We have expert woodworkers and re-finishers on staff to service any piece of furniture we offer. We represent all merchandise in absolute good faith and to the very best of our ability. Please ask all questions, including, but not limited to, shipping costs prior to purchase. All items are sold as is and from their location. If you would like to find out about any number of our services, including appraisals and restoration, please ask us about our website for more information.