Antique Breakfront Wardrobes were first introduced in the Georgian period in solid Mahogany and was a large piece of furniture. The Breakfront was a skilled bit of cabinet making, whereby the centre section steps forward usually with a bank of drawers in the middle and two outer hanging sections. This continued into the Victorian period but different woods were introduced like Rosewood to more simple Oak. The Breakfront was only ever made on large antique wardrobes and usually by the more skilled cabinet maker, so you can guarantee they will have lots of clothes storage and interesting features like a fitted interior, consisting of drawers, slides and hanging rails or hooks. The best examples are the earlier, more simple in design wardrobes with beautifully figured full length doors. These were built by renowned cabinet makers, like Gillows of Lancaster. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Victorian Wardrobes for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold breakfronted wardrobes but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Spectacular Quality Figured Burr Walnut Break fronted Antique Triple Wardrobe. This Spectacular Quality Figured Burr Walnut Break fronted Antique Triple Wardrobe dates from the Victorian period circa, 1870. It has a moulded breakfront cornice above three full length beautifully figured doors with moulded edges. The central interior comprises of one sliding linen tray above a fixed shelf and three deep drawers with the original brass swan neck handles. The outer interiors have brass hanging rails and the left hand side interior benefits from one lower drawer, making this ideal for storage. This fantastic wardrobe stands on a break fronted plinth with beautifully rounded corners.
Magnificent quality William IV Breakfront Antique Triple Wardrobe. Dating from ca. 1835 this Magnificent quality William IV Breakfront Antique Triple Wardrobe provides ample storage for a large collection of clothing. It has a breakfront moulded cornice above three full length doors with beautiful figured panels and arched mouldings. There are two keys and working locks. The two outer interiors have a fixed shelf above a hanging rail and the middle interior has a hanging rail above a deep lower drawer with the original brass swan neck handles.
Large Victorian Mahogany Antique Inverted Breakfront Triple Wardrobe. Dating from around 1850 in the Victorian period this Large Mahogany Antique Triple Wardrobe has an inverted breakfront moulded cornice above a large central mirrored door and flanked by two figured doors with arch moulded panels. The central interior of this striking wardrobe has four oak lined sliding linen trays above three drawers with flush brass military design handles. The interior of the outer sections have hanging rails. The wardrobe stands majestically on a plain inverted break fronted plinth.
Hi James, the wardrobe arrived promptly at 5 past 11. Many thanks to you and to the delivery men, who struggled upstairs with it but with great care. It looks very well. Stephen
- Nick Cowdery,
Items presented in very good condition, good service, reasonable price and prompt delivery.
Thank you James, the guys arrived on time, got it upstairs and set up with no problems and no complaints. I’m very pleased with it – it already looks happy in its new home JBest RegardsLiz