Antique Georgian Wardrobes are the earliest form of wardrobe built by master craftsmen using traditional hand crafted techniques. They were built between the periods of 1714 to the later Regency period of 1830 and mainly built in Mahogany timbers. They were made with turned pegs or wig hooks and would usually have a fitted interior with deep drawers for clothes. Although they can be quite plain in design, the quality of figured timbers used on the doors, make them really stunning pieces to look at and they can really finish off a bedroom. Sometimes they have a fitted interior, similar to the linen press and quite often these get taken out and replaced with a hanging rail for more modern coat hangers. Its always best to try to find them in as original condition as possible but hanging is quite often more suitable than drawers, for clothes storage. The Georgian wardrobe would have been a one off, custom built piece made to order, so they are always different and unique. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Georgian Wardrobes for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Georgian 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.
This Georgian Figured Mahogany Antique Press / Wardrobe circa, 1790 has a moulded cornice above two beautifully figured cupboard doors with moulded edges and key with later lock. The interior has been adapted to accommodate a useful hanging rail, the lower section has two deep over one deep cock beaded drawer with brass swan neck handles.
Dating from around 1810 in the Georgian period this antique double wardrobe is constructed from a lovely mellow shade of mahogany and is an original version of the flat pack design! Who said the Swedes were the experts? The Georgians were using this method of construction centuries before to accommodate the travelling lifestyle of the gentry. This wardrobe has an unusual decorative moulded cornice above two full length doors with raised fielded panels and key with working lock. The interior contains a later brass hanging rail. It stands on a shaped apron with attractive vase shaped bun feet. It benefits from panelled sides and splits into a total of eight sections for ease of removal. Despite its construction it is a very stable and sturdy piece when fully constructed.
Georgian Antique Mahogany Hanging Linen Press / Wardrobe. Dating from around 1800 this antique mahogany Georgian linen press has at some point in its history been converted into a wardrobe. It has a moulded cornice above two cupboard doors with beautifully figured panels, brass clash mould and key with working lock. The interior has a later hanging rail and allows for garments to hang into the space that originally held the top drawer of the base. The lower section has a faux drawer over a working oak lined drawer with replacement period brass handles. The piece stands on shaped bracket feet and is full of charm and character being over 200 years old.
Unusual, Gillows Style, Antique Mahogany Combination Wardrobe. This very unusual antique mahogany combination wardrobe dates from the Georgian period, circa 1800, and is of the quality, style and construction of a Gillows piece. Although wide it has deceptively low proportions (maximum height being 174cm / 68½”). As such, tall ceilings are not, surprisingly, a prerequisite for this grand piece. It has a shaped pediment with beautifully scrolled Gillows style carvings that hide several secret compartments. The central section has two over five graduating drawers displaying cock beading and the original turned handles. The drawers are flanked by cupboard doors, each having beautifully figured flamed mahogany panels with cross banded edges and reeded mouldings, typical of the Gillows style. The right hand cupboard contains a later brass hanging rail while the cupboard to the left contains two fixed shelves along with, unusually, two small drawers with the original brass handles. Both cupboard doors have a key and working lock while the whole piece stands majestically on a moulded plinth.
This Solid Mahogany Antique Georgian Wardrobe is full of the charm and character that you can expect from a piece which is over 200 years old. This charming wardrobe has a moulded cornice with decorative Grecian mouldings above two cupboard doors with the original brass key escutcheon and key with working lock, the interior has a brass hanging rail. The lower section has a deep beautifully figured drawer with brass swan neck handle and a decorative brass key escutcheon, it stands on shaped bracket feet.
Characterful Georgian Painted Antique Wardrobe. This Characterful Georgian Painted Antique Wardrobe dates from around 1820 and has a real country feel complimented by the antiqued paint and wax finish. With a moulded cornice above two panel doors with key with working lock.
Georgian Mahogany Characterful Antique Double Wardrobe
Superb Quality Regency Mahogany Antique Linen Press stamped W. Williamson & Sons, Guildford
Dating from around 1830 in the Regency period this antique mahogany linen press displays superb quality both in its construction and finish. It’s not surprising then that it is stamped W. Williamson & Sons, Guildford noted for their quality pieces during the late Georgian and Regency periods. This press also appears to have been in the ownership of the great public speaker Bishop Wilberforce, who is most remembered for his opposition to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution which he famously voiced at the Oxford Evolution Debate in 1860.
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.
Hello James,Just a quick email to thank you very much for the speedy delivery of the wardrobe, it’s certainly very good quality and I hope my client will be very happy with it. Please also convey my thanks to your driver and father in law, they were very helpful and professional. I hope we will be able to do business again in the future. Kind regards Mick