I am a third generation specialist antiques dealer
with over 30 years of personal hands on experience.
I am truly passionate about antique furniture
I recognise that buying antiques on line is a leap
of faith and so I provide very detailed and accurate descriptions and offer a
full refund guarantee
I have been selling on eBay since 2003 with 100%
feedback and many returning regular clients
18th Century Fruitwood Armoire with Superb Colour and Patina c. 1770
This stunning French armoire dates from around 1770 and is made of a richly coloured and figured fruitwood.
The whole is peg jointed and the pair of doors are substantial and retain their original large brass escutcheons, engraved with a foliate design. The brass is silk smooth from centuries of use.
The heavy iron lock and pintel hinges are original also, the doors open smoothly and close properly, there is a slight warp to the top of the right hand door as can be seen in our photos but not significant and very old/not going anywhere. The fruitwood has a swirling golden grain with darker burrs and lowlights and has developed a fabulous ripe melon colour retaining its original wax finish with a good natural patina.
The shelves are original also and are thick and heavy, hewn from the same fruitwood and resting on side rails.
No replaced timbers, all are original, some later shelf supports added internally at some point. A hanging rail can be added easily in place of some shelves. A few old and long since dead worm holes.
The cornice is removable and the armoire is pegged so can be dismantled fully but the pegs are very old and it would be shame to disturb them so the armoire will, unless requested, be supplied with the carcase fully made up and with the two doors, shelves and cornice separate and easily added.
Width is 50.5 inches, depth is 22 inches and height is 86.5 inches
For metric please multiply by 2.5
Webberley Antiques can be contacted on 01424 838557 or on 07765 233 266
We are happy to arrange delivery
and worldwide shipping on your behalf please see the delivery information below
Our stock can viewed at our barn
showroom in East Sussex by arrangement
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We offer a no
quibble refund of purchase price if you are unhappy for any reason with your
purchase. We simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible and that
you return the item within 14 days.
In 32 years we have
had only two items returned, one in 2004 as the colour was not quite as
expected, and the other in 2010 because our customer had not measured correctly
and the dresser did not fit (but later purchased another dresser from us).
has had a long life and history and any marks of matters of significance are
described as accurately as possible. We guarantee the quality of
our items and the accuracy of our descriptions. We sell with integrity
and offer a truly personal and friendly service.
We open by
arrangement and would be very pleased to welcome you at our showroom barn in
Deliveries and Collections
We will happily
arrange delivery with our specialist couriers. Delivery charges depend on
where you live but are usually £40 to £70.
We subcontract our
deliveries and make no profit on these. Most couriers send just one
driver with your items but if you cannot assist with lifting, we can arrange
for an extra pair of hands on the van for an additional sum.
You are also welcome
to collect in person or to send your own courier.
Most couriers offer
free or reduced rates for second items to the same address.
For larger items and
deliveries going to the far West, far North, Scotland, Wales and non UK
mainland, charges may be higher so please do ask for a quote.
We ship worldwide
and have regular clients in the US, Europe and Australia. International
shipping can be expensive and we can obtain quotations for you from shippers with whom we have negotiated good rates. eBay does not allow us to enter a range of prices
so we have put in a sufficient amount for most of Ireland, France and Germany.
We prefer not to accept PayPal payments. We accept cheques,
bank transfers, debit cards and credit cards (with 2% fee). You have the same payment protection
and guarantees when paying by these methods as you do when paying by PayPal.
Please call the Debbie Tice on 01424 838557 or +44 1424 838557 for any
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