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The humble Beginning of Wardrobes

A Wardrobe is a cabinet used for storing clothes. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the sumptuous apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with cupboards and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly.

In its movable form as an oak "hanging cupboard" it dates back to the early 17th century. Walnut succeeded oak as the favourite material for furniture, but hanging wardrobes in walnut appear to have been made very rarely, although clothes presses, with drawers and sliding trays, were frequent.

During a large portion of the 18th century the tallboy was much used for storing clothes.

In the nineteenth century the wardrobe began to develop into its modern form, with a hanging cupboard at each side, a press in the upper part of the central portion and drawers below. As a rule it was often of mahogany, but as satinwood and other hitherto scarce finely grained foreign woods began to be obtainable in considerable quantities, many elaborately and even magnificently inlaid wardrobes were made.

The first step in the evolution of the wardrobe was taken when the central doors, which had previously enclosed merely the upper part, were carried to the floor, covering the drawers as well as the sliding shelves, and were often fitted with mirrors

. and so began the humble wardrobe that hides the secrets of those unwise shopping sprees.

"Unfortunately the wardrobe which should be a smart place to hang clothes has become the place that all too often bulges alarmingly with too many garments."

This is partly the fault of builders who simply put one shelf across the top and only offer full height hanging rails.

You have the power to change this today by calling Classique Design Cabinets & Wardrobes.  Our designer will listen to your needs and offer storage solutions incorporating, Full Height Hanging Rail, Mid Height Hanging Rail, Adjustable Shelves Units & Drawers of various sizes within your existing wardrobe.

 Call Classique Design Cabinets & Wardrobes on (03) 9793 9574.

UNCLUTTER YOUR LIVING SPACE IN YOUR BEDROOMS TODAY!

 

 
 

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