Slade's Antiques is located in Banbury, UK
Victorian Walnut Compactum Wardrobe by Maple & Co
REF: 14750 / LA46188
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This beautiful compactum wardrobe dates from the late nineteenth century. It was retailed by Maple & Co. of London and retains its relailer's plaque on the inside of the wardrobe door. It is constructed from what we believe to be mainly solid walnut with burr walnut drawer fronts and panels, and camphor-wood lining to the wardrobe, cupboard and drawers. The piece consists of a wardrobe section on the left-hand side, with a mirrored door (damaged), which opens to revel a hanging rail with removable shelf above. On the other side is a bank of three long drawers with two smaller drawers above, and above this is a two-door partially glazed cupboard with a single removable shelf inside. All the doors and drawers retain their brass handles and working locks, and one key is present which works all locks. The piece is supported on a plinth base. Please note that the piece splits down into four for ease of transportation - the plinth base, the top cornice, the wardrobe section and the compactum section.
Slade's Antiques has clarified that the Victorian Walnut Compactum Wardrobe by Maple & Co (LA46188) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1890
Overall this handsome piece is in good usuable condition with some wear consistent with age and use. The mirror of the wardrobe door has had some black paper stuck over the bottom part at some point, we believe because it is damaged here. This paper nibbled along the top edge. There is some scuffing and wear to the woodwork as might be expected and the piece is overall a little faded. One drawer is missing its escutcheon. The backing panel of the wardrobe door has a wood shrinkage split.
The purchaser is welcome to collect by appointment from our premises, postcode OX15 6EP. Please note that we do not pack collection items for delivery. We welcome collection by man & van type courier, but please note that we do not accept collection by parcel courier for collection items. These are large and bulky items and not suitable for sending with parcel couriers. We can supply reputable courier recommendations on request.
This Victorian Walnut Compactum Wardrobe by Maple & Co is located in Banbury, UK