Andreas Svensson was born in 1840 in Lund, Sweden, and trained as a cabinet-maker. He left Gothenburg in 1869 and arrived in Australia in 1869 on the ship Nation's Hope. He established a cabinet-making workshop in Melbourne in 1872 and was making the furniture both in Kent Street, Richmond, and Latrobe Street, CBD. Melbourne’s former industrial areas have gone through extreme changes since their inception and one for sure - this particular Wardrobe was made in the days when Melbourne had all the factories operating within the inner-city suburbs! A. Svensson became one of the leading cabinet makers in Melbourne and his furniture is considered to be of outstanding quality as he is recorded as the maker of several gorgeous elaborately carved wardrobes. He passed away on 10 May 1917 and left his legacy carved into all the beautiful pieces that you can still spot around the city. Not to miss his pipe organ at St Peter's Church, which is significant for being expertly constructed from excellent materials, including Oak for the casework, has all the original pipework and most importantly the sound of the instrument is articulate, clear, and highly attractive until this day.  

This unbelievable and meticulously carved Wardrobe depicts carved floral motifs throughout and is an absolute joy to observe. It is made from solid Australian Oak & Burr Walnut Front Veneer. It still has all its original handles and the breakfront body with a carved Urn and broken arch pediment, carved bevelled mirrored doors, four lower drawers & stunning hand-carved bun foot. This turned bulbous shaped foot that resembles a slightly flattened ball, originally appeared in William and Mary furniture but was the most popular foot in Victorian furniture. It can also be seen in some Regency and William IV furniture. An absolute piece of art it is – from the top to the bottom!   

Dimensions: 2220 x 560 x 2700H mm

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Antique Georgian/Early Victorian Wardrobe from circa 1900-1910 by A.Svensson