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. Quite often they would have a hanging section and several fitted drawers in the interior along with a shoe box. These pieces of antique furniture are ideal for a large clothes collection, as you have hanging, drawers and occasionally slides, all concealed by beautifully figured doors. Some of the more sought after designs, are in Burr Walnut with the original bevelled mirror and deep enough for a modern day hanging rail. Occasionally they can also be converted to have the fitted slides replaced with a hanging rail, so more useful for today’s clothes storage, but we always recommend to keep the original slides, so they can be re instated if you decide to sell it in the future. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
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. The antique wardrobe stands on a plain plinth and splits into four sections, the doors also unhinge making transportation and positioning much easier than one might anticipate.
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. The wardrobe looks at home on its understated plain plinth. The interior consists of a brass hanging rail above a deep drawer, both on the left hand side while on the right there are five graduating drawers, all oak lined with decorative brass cup handles. Above the drawers is an ample storage space, originally designed for storing wigs but today is ideal for all those bulky items e.g. towels, bedding or winter knits! Antique wardrobes of this superb quality, especially made from such beautifully figured burr walnut are rather rare. Although it has a simple elegance about its lines, the figuring of the walnut makes it a statement piece in any bedroom. Despite its size it splits into four sections making transportation easier than one might think.
Magnificent Quality Pollard Oak Antique Triple Wardrobe.
Dating from around 1880 in the Victorian period this magnificent antique triple wardrobe is constructed from the finest quality timbers of pollard oak. It has a moulded cornice and decorative beaded edge above a large central door with original bevelled mirror. This is flanked by two full length doors on either side, both 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 doors also have the original Arts & Crafts design brass handles. The interior is split into three sections, the left hand side having just a hanging rail, the central section having a hanging rail and single oak lined drawer while the right hand side has a later hanging rail with two small oak lined drawers. This fabulous wardrobe stands on a shaped plinth and still has its original back boards. 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! Although large it does split into five sections making transportation and positioning that bit easier.
Quality Antique Ash, Arts & Crafts, Compactum Wardrobe.
Dating from around 1890 in the Victorian period this quality antique compactum wardrobe is in a typical Arts & Crafts style and made from ash. It has a moulded cornice above a central mirrored door with key & working lock, when opened it contains a later hanging rail. The mirror is flanked on each side by beautifully figured cupboard doors with original handles, the interior of one has the original brass hooks while the interior of the other has a single removable shelf. Below each small cupboard can be found three ash lined drawers. 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.
Quality Victorian Antique Mahogany Triple Wardrobe.
This fabulous antique mahogany triple wardrobe dates from around 1860 in the Victorian period. It has a moulded cornice above three full length cupboard doors with moulded edges and unusual plum pudding central panels. The doors have a key and working locks. Once opened the doors reveal two separate interiors. To the left there can be found two hanging rails and two wide mahogany lined drawers with original turned handles. The right hand interior contains a single brass hanging rail and hooks. The wardrobe stands on a plain plinth and splits down into sections for ease of removal. This wonderful wardrobe has simple but classic lines and provides ample storage for a large collection of clothing.
Arts & Crafts Pitch Pine Arts & Crafts design triple wardrobe
Dating from the Victorian period, circa 1880, this typical Arts & Crafts design triple wardrobe is made from pitch pine and still carries the label of cabinet maker “Alexander Mackenzie” on its original back boards. It has an unusual castellated cornice above three full length doors, the central one being mirrored. The two outer doors are beautifully figured and carry Arts & Crafts design detailing. It comes complete with the original brass handles and key with working lock. The interior of the right hand side has a hanging rail and deep lower drawer while the left hand side has a hanging rail, hooks, two sliding linen trays and two small drawers over two larger drawers. This ample wardrobe stands on a decorative moulded plinth and splits into four main sections for ease of removal. The cornice has been adapted at some point in its lifetime to fit a bespoke space but this adaption is to the rear and if being placed in an alcove would not be see.
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.
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
- Nick Cowdery,
Items presented in very good condition, good service, reasonable price and prompt delivery.