Repurposed Edwardian Period Inlaid Linen Press/Lighted Liquor Cabinet

$2,500.00

In stock

Description

During the Edwardian period, furniture makers featured inlaid work in their designs. This piece is made from mahogany wood with a satinwood veneer and Sheraton style inlay. There is an exquisite dentil cornice above a gorgeous pair of cupboard doors that have been masterfully inlaid with oval panels featuring intricate marquetry urns with acanthus leaves and floral designs. These motifs were an ode to the Ancient Greeks. Furniture pieces that characterized this style, were known for their elegance, luxury, and overall feeling of masculinity. Small subtle inlaid designs also dot the trims of the piece, creating a sense of luxury. The three full-width drawers are centered by exquisite oval marquetry panels featuring anthemion and floral ornaments. Anthemion means ‘flower’ or ‘blossom’ in Greek and was a prominent symbol of life and renewal. This piece is raised on sturdy bracket feet, a design typical of the Edwardian style. This superbly crafted linen press was converted into a liquor cabinet with lights, by replacing the wooden shelves with glass shelves and adding mirrored glass to the back and bottom. You can return it to a linen press by replacing the glass shelves with wooden shelves and using it as a bookcase or storage unit. Overall, not only is this antique linen press multi-use, but it is also a nice decorative cabinet for any room.

Overall: H= 81 in. W= 55 in. D= 18 in. Total 275 lbs.
Two top Small Drawers: 3 in. x 21.5 in. x 13 in.
Three Drawers: 5.5 in. x 45 in. x 13 in.
Comes with four glass shelves that can be adjusted for height.

Original $11,000.00. On sale for $4,500.00

Additional information

Weight 275 lbs
Dimensions L 18 x W 55 x H 81 in
Year / Century

1910

Place of Origin

England

Material

Satinwood / Mahogany / Glass /

Additional DImensions

Small Drawers:
3 in. x 21.5 in. x 13 in.
Big Drawers:
5.5 in. x 45 in. x 13 in.
Total 275 lbs.

Condition

Although originally a line press and repurposed into a liquor cabinet, replacing the glass shelves with wooden shelves can convert it back to a linen press or bookcase making it multipurpose.

There are areas of veneer, on the front doors, near the inlay forming the urn patterns with signs of fixed water damage. The veneer there has splits and blisters along the grain with discoloration and wear, but no missing parts. Please see the images closely. The blemishes do not detract from the beauty of the doors.

It comes with one key that is used as a pull and opens all the locks on the doors and drawers. The doors open and close properly, but the right door lock does not fully lock.

The interior of the top section has mirrors on the bottom and back. The bottom mirror has a slight chip on the left edge (see image). There is also a minuscule crack on the bottom right of the back mirror. The bottom mirror also has oxidation from age. The four glass shelves are all intact without cracks or chips.

It takes four candelabra base lights. Each light bulb can use up to a maximum of sixty watts. Rewired to meet US electrical standards.

The top and bottom come apart for moving and shipping. The bottom part with the drawers has the pegs, so lift to prevent the pegs from breaking. The pegs are used to secure the top to the bottom. We will be happy to provide further images upon request. Total 275 lbs.

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