Large Antique Furnishings

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The larger antique furnishings such as Wardrobes, Sideboards, Chiffoniers and Hallstands are mostly kept at our Benton Show rooms and are also available to buy on line. We can arrange shipping to most destinations worldwide.

•    Antique Wardrobes.

We stock Georgian 18th century Gentleman’s or Tray wardrobes, some times called Presses, that have a cupboard top with sliding trays inside over a chest base, a time when clothes where folded and placed on trays or inside the drawers. Early 19th century antique hanging robes with one to four doors that provide hanging space, shelf space and drawers, designed to dismantle into many parts for transport. The wardrobes are made from mahogany, walnut, oak, ash and in different designs where made throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

•    Antique Sideboards

Sideboards from the 18th to early 19th centuries standing on four or six square or turned legs, made from mahogany. The Sheraton & Hepplewhite designed sideboards can have inlays and cross banding to the edges. The antique Georgian sideboard of this type will have cupboards and drawers, a cellaret drawer for wine bottles and on the larger 18th century models it is not unknown for there to be a small chamber pot cupboard at the back, God forbid!!

•    Antique Chiffoniers

Chiffoniers are cupboard bases with two to four doors for storage and a shelf or gallery back occasionally with a drawer in the frieze from the Regency period and through the 19th century. In the antique Regency period the chiffoniers were made of Rosewood & Satinwood with Sandalwood or Cedar wood drawer linings while the larger William IV and Victorian models are mostly made in Mahogany and some times Walnut or Oak.

•    Antique Hall Stands

Hallstands or Hat stands of all types are for sale, the types that are placed against a wall in an entrance or the free standing hall stand with hooks all around. The hallstand has spaces to stand umbrellas and walking sticks in the base, a drawer or compartment for gloves is found on some. Antique Hall wardrobes will also come into the category, a large cupboard fitted in side with hooks to hang coats and scarves with a shelf above for hats.