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This large scale linen press is composed of three basic elements: two side closets who doors fully open for hanging clothes and a midsection with pull-out clothes slides and large drawers below. While this piece is quite large, it disassembles into its three components, of which all of the pediments above each section are removable.
cabinetry is absolute magnificent throughout. All
the doors are through-tenoned, an old-fashioned technique
that provides ultimate strength. The dovetails are
also extremely fine and are complemented with the
best figured mahogany solids throughout. For example,
the sides of this piece are solid mahogany figured
slabs. The escutcheons are dark, probably walnut ovals
reminiscent of early work, some of which are attributed
to John Needles.
The design of this
piece is very classical with the reminiscent Needles
wide reeding, all of which makes a bold statement.
Also of interest is the central pediment, and we have
found a related Baltimore with a similar pediment,
all of which relate to a first century temple in Rome
of similar design.
This piece is in
magnificent original condition with no repairs or
alterations. While it is a sizeable piece, its height
is rather contained and can easily compliment a bedroom
in a New York apartment, where it was for many years….or
Height: 79 3/4in. Width: 84in. Depth: 22 1/2in.