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Robinson's Antique Wardrobe


Category: Campaign Furniture

Subcategory: Other Furniture

An interesting Wardrobe by Robinson of Ilkley, Yorkshire.

Robinson's were known primarily for their Ilkley portable Couch, which proved so popular it was copied by a number of other companies. Although this wardrobe was more likely to be made for the domestic market rather than for travel, this is an interesting piece of furniture made by a company known to have made campaign day beds.

The shape is octagonal with a domed top. It is re-upholstered in a blue grey silk over a wooden framework. There is a brass hanging hook at every joint of the frame and a triple hook to the top of the dome. The base is mahogany and the secondary timber pine. There is a stencilled maker's mark to the underside of the base stating Robinson & Sons, Inventors and Makers, Ilkley. It is likely that the castors are an addition if not replaced. Late 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 226cm x W 71.5cm x D 71.5cm
    H 89" x W 28" x D 28"

  • Year: Circa 1880
  • Medium: Mahogany & Pine
  • Signed: Robinson & Sons, Inventors and Makers, Ilkley
  • Condition: Re-upholstered. Castors probably a later addition.
  • Reference Number: 82184