Victorian Wardrobes were an essential piece of bedroom furniture, especially towards the end of the 19th century when they were part of a large bedroom suite. They varied in size from the smaller single to the larger three section triple wardrobe. The main timbers used were Mahogany and Oak along with decorative carvings or inlays used with quality brass handles and fittings. These pieces of antique furniture are ideal for a large clothes collection, as quite often they would have a hanging section and several fitted drawers in the interior along with a shoe box. This would provide ample storage space, some originally designed for storing wigs but today is ideal for all those bulky items e.g. towels, bedding or winter knits! These interiors will be concealed behind a beautiful set of figured doors, occasionally with a central mirror door. Some of the more sought after Victorian Wardrobes are in Burr Walnut with a simple elegance, but the figuring of the walnut makes it a statement piece in any bedroom. Despite their size, they actually split into several sections making transportation easier than one might think. Have a look below at a few lovely examples available for sale or visit our online shop for a larger selection of quality antiques.
Victorian Wardrobes for sale
Below are some previous examples that we have sold, let us know if any particular style that you like and we can see if we can find something similar.
Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Triple Wardrobe with Fitted Interior. Dating from around 1850 in the Victorian period this antique mahogany triple wardrobe has a fitted interior and oozes quality, not often found in modern day equivalents. It has a moulded cornice above a large central mirrored door flanked by two beautifully figured cupboard doors with squared moulded edges and turned handles. The right hand side has three sliding linen trays above two over two deep graduating drawers with original flush brass handles. The left hand interior has a brass hanging rail.
Superb Quality Burr Walnut Victorian Antique Double Wardrobe. Dating from around 1860 in the Victorian period this antique double wardrobe is made from burr walnut and is of the finest quality. It has a moulded cornice, the underside of which has a beautiful decorative moulding above a figured frieze. The front displays two full length gorgeously figured doors with arched moulding and key with working lock.
Magnificent Quality Pollard Oak Victorian Wardrobe having an applied decorative pediment, fielded panels with striking pollard oak figuring along with an intricately carved insert which displays the highest level of craftsmanship. The overall quality both with regards to the materials used and level of craftsmanship in the build is outstanding, details like beautifully figured side panels and panelled inner doors are just two examples of this. It is in the style and quality of a Shepland & Petter piece but without the price tag!
Quality Antique Ash, Arts & Crafts, Compactum Wardrobe. The base contains a two over one drawer configuration, again these benefit from being ash lined and still have the original brass Arts & Crafts handles.
Victorian Antique Wardrobe with unusual plum pudding central panels. This wonderful wardrobe has simple but classic lines and provides ample storage for a large collection of clothing.
Arts & Crafts Pitch Pine Victorian wardrobe with the cabinet makers label “Alexander Mackenzie” on its original back boards. It has an unusual castellated cornice above three full length doors, the central one being mirrored.
Large, Ornate, Figured Walnut French Antique Bombe Wardrobe. This magnificent antique Bombe wardrobe is a collectors piece! Dating from around 1900 this quality French wardrobe is constructed from wonderfully figured walnut to grand proportions. It has an elaborately carved pediment above three large full length doors. The piece has been skilfully crafted creating the ‘Bombe’ shape from the most strikingly figured walnut. It has the original decorative brass handles and hinges all of which compliment the piece perfectly. A single key operates all three locks. The central door retains the original bevelled mirror and hides the interior which contains a brass hanging rail and central lower drawer. A single brass hanging rail can also be found in each section flanking the main wardrobe space. This fine piece stands on splayed feet with decorative carved detailing. Both the front and sides of the wardrobe have been embellished with delightful boxwood inlay in a fashion to enhance the ‘Bombe’ silhouette. This fabulous, unusual and highly collectable antique wardrobe, although large, does split down into several pieces aiding transportation and positioning.
- Nick Cowdery,
Items presented in very good condition, good service, reasonable price and prompt delivery.
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
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