Colonial antique furniture found in its original condition
Its nice to appreciate things that appreciate
Cedar wardrobe of larger proportions with moulded cornice above two highly figured matched panel doors with carvings above, flanked by carved corbels, fitted interior, on plinth base, original finish and patina.
History on piece
It always adds a to a piece of antique furniture when you know some of its past history. This wardrobe started its life between the years of 1870-77, at 404 George street, Sydney. The cabinet maker Robert Thomas Carter a colonial manufacture of furniture and dealer. It then traveled west over the blue mountains to the oldest inland town Bathurst, founding its home at a place call Bathampton, the family well known at Bathurst and area for being part of Cobb n Co. From there our family acquired this piece and are now enjoying its history, and its fine colonial characteristics. This piece is not on the shops floor, but is for sale, for someone looking for a fully functional wardrobe in original condition, and that is big in colonial history.
A piece of colonial history, cabinet maker Andrew Lenehan of Sydney, being described as ‘designer & manufacturer of superior furniture’ for the colony.This piece is as we have found, but in the need of some restoration. If you take a closer look at the drawers where the polish has been reworked, the grain is clearer and clearly visable which brings out the cabinet makers intention. This piece of colonial history is on the shops floor and is for sale, but a work in progress.