A Late Victorian Aesthetic Movement Walnut Wardrobe by W Walker & Sons, London

A beautifully made Victorian Compactum Walnut Wardrobe by W Walker & Sons with wonderfully clean and simplistic lines of the Aesthetic Movement, Circa 1880. Comprising of a wardrobe hanging space to the left with clothes rail, original hooks enclosed by a mirrored door. To its right is a cupboard with shelves above a bank of four small drawers. Below sits the dressing table area and two graduated drawers. The base unit housing two large drawers. The whole with the loveliest brass drop ring handles. Simple yet attractive cornice and base plinth to top and bottom. The wardrobe breaks down into five pieces for ease of transport and install. Cornice, base plinth, two base drawer section, mirrored wardrobe and the right-hand drawers and cupboard section. Would sit equally well in a modern or period interior. W Walker started trading in 1848, growing continuously over the following decades, they opened a showroom in Bunhill Row, London. Shoreditch was the epicentre of England’s burgeoning furniture trade at the time and Walker and Sons a major player during this period. One of the pictures shows a Walker & Sons trade card from the 1880s. The machinery was located on the ground floor beneath the workshops, while the yard was used as a packing room and wood store. Dimensions: 173cm W x 208cm H x 58cm D


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