Wardrobe. Holland and Sons, manufacturer. 1868. “Hungarian Ash wardrobe of break-front form with arched top surmounted by leafy cresting, with an arched mirrored door flanked by columns and with a pair of cupboard doors at cither side, with three drawers in the base, inlaid overall with purple heart bandings, 9 feet; 274cm high, 7 feet 8 inches; 234 cm high. The original cost of this wardrobe was £68 10s.” Sotheby’s no. 165.

This cabinet comes from a ”collection of furniture was originally commissioned in 1868 by Mr R. N. Thornton from Holland and Sons, Mount Street, for his country house, Knowle Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon. Ex Collection Miss E. M. Thornton” (32).


“An important Collection of Furniture by Holland and Sons.” Important Arts and Crafts Furniture . . . 1839-1930. Sotheby’s Belgravia, 28 May 1975. pp. 32-40.

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