Category: Campaign Furniture
Subcategory: Other Furniture
A mahogany Channel Islands Wardrobe with a single drawer below the cupboard space.
Channel Island Wardrobes were inspired by the French Armoire and were made with the ease of moving them about the house in mind rather than taking them on campaign. The sides have tenons to both the top and bottom, fitting to mortice joints to the base and cornice. When the material covered, panelled back board is unscrewed from the sides, the cornice can be lifted off and in turn the sides with hinged doors from the base. To disassemble it further, the doors can be unscrewed from their hinges.
This is an unusually small example and has original handles to the drawer and bracket feet. It has a key for both the doors and the drawer and is lifted by the dental moulding to the cornice and the raised and fielded panels to the doors. Circa 1800.