Wm Morris ~ Wardrobes (2)

William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style built-in wardrobe furniture

This wardrobe, & the many design variants below, show a modern version of the Morris style applied to a built-in wardrobe. This has a more Arts & Crafts style, associated with later Morris furniture. It could have had a roof to give it more of a Red House Medieval look. These double robes were made to measure bedroom alcoves either side of a chimney, but could have been built into a square corner of a bedroom, or even have been freestanding.

The robe itself is very elegant in a mid Oak finish, with long copper strap hinges & matching handles (all made bespoke for this robe). The long strap hinges would be taken to their logical & elegant conclusion by CFA Voysey, in the generation after Morris. The customer was presented with a range of design options for the treatment of the robe. The above example is probably the most decorative; the top panels design came from the V&A Museum Green Dining room by Philip Webb / Morris & Co.. The pomegranite design is painted on a gold ground. The lower panels use another Morris design.

We can design completely new wardrobes in Morris's style, be they freestanding or a run of fitted robes (with modern interior fittings - most people prefer the practicality of the fitted interior but realise it is exterior 'Look' that is the important thing. Feel free to contact us to discuss this further.



All Oak version;
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William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style built-in bedroom wardrobe furniture William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style built-in bedroom wardrobe furniture William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style built-in bedroom wardrobe furniture

The above photos show the plain oak version of the robes. One version of the robes had a ceiling infill panel shaped to fit a sloping ceiling. The bottom right 2 photos show the difference in look between using long strap hinges or just standard butt hinges.



Morris style door panels;
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The above photos show Morris style door panels in various permutations, with either Oak door frames, or the frames painted to match the window woodwork. We could many Morris designs for the door panels in lots of colourways.



Various door panels;
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William Morris Arts & Crafts Movement Gothic Revival style built-in bedroom wardrobe furniture

The photo top left shows mirrors used for the door top panels. This looks quite clean & contemporary, with the added advantage of bouncing light around the room & making the room visually bigger. Top middle; you could combine this with a Morris design in the lower door panels. Top right; This is quite a rich finish, using Morris designs from the V&A Green Dining room painted onto a gold ground. This could look equally stunning in an oak frame of painted frame. Bottom left; the lower door panels have another Morris design to compliment the upper painted panels. This could be too busy visually, but it may give you some ideas. All made to order.



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