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Mahogany Wardrobes

Mahogany first came to prominence as a preferred wood for the construction of furniture around 1725-30 when it overtook walnut. Mahogany at the time was an economical wood to make furniture with and it is a hard, crisp and durable type of wood that was able to be used for fine furniture. Mahogany wardrobes became synonymous with the early to late Georgian style and were made with solid proportions, robust decorations and ornamentation.

Back in the mid-18th century mahogany was considered a cheap material to use in the construction of wardrobes and other pieces of furniture. Fortunately mahogany is a hard wood that not only looks extremely appealing but it is also extremely durable. When it has been finished and polished it takes on a deeply beautiful appearance.

Take a look at the following mahogany wardrobes available to buy.

100% Solid Wood Grand Wardrobe/Armoire/Closet by Palace Imports, Mahogany, 46 100% Solid Wood Grand Wardrobe/Armoire/Closet by Palace Imports, Mahogany, 46"W x 72"H x 21"D
List Price: $636.72
Sale Price: $629.99

The most versatile wardrobe on the market! Grand Wardrobe offers four features in one: a place for hanging clothes, shelving, storing in two drawers and locking it for privacy. You have total control over it by customizing the layout to fit your needs: up to three full shelves can be added, up to three small shelves can be removed and each removable shelf has three adjustable positions...

Palace Imports 5672 100% Solid Wood 3-Sliding Door Wardrobe/Armoire/Closet Or Mudroom Storage 1 5 Small 1 Rod Included. Extra Large Shelves Sold Separately. Requires Assembly, Mahogany Palace Imports 5672 100% Solid Wood 3-Sliding Door Wardrobe/Armoire/Closet Or Mudroom Storage 1 5 Small 1 Rod Included. Extra Large Shelves Sold Separately. Requires Assembly, Mahogany
List Price: $699.99
Sale Price: $629.99

A very large wardrobe that stores a lot on a small footprint! with the sliding doors, no precious extra space is needed to open them. Fully customizable, you have total control over the wardrobe's configurations by changing its layout to fit your needs: up to three full shelves can be added, up to three small shelves can be removed and each removable shelf has three adjustable positions...

Hodedah Two Door Wardrobe, with Two Drawers, and Hanging Rod, Mahogany Hodedah Two Door Wardrobe, with Two Drawers, and Hanging Rod, Mahogany
List Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $173.66
Used From: $127.47

The Hodedah 2-Door Armoire with 2-Drawers is constructed of sturdy, durable, top quality wood. Features a laminated finish in a variety of colors. It has two doors that easily open to a spacious wardrobe...

100% Solid Wood Optional Shelf For 2- and 3-Sliding Door Wardrobes/Armoires/Closets by Palace Imports, Mahogany Color, 34.5”W x 20”D x 0.75”H, Four Metal Pins Included 100% Solid Wood Optional Shelf For 2- and 3-Sliding Door Wardrobes/Armoires/Closets by Palace Imports, Mahogany Color, 34.5”W x 20”D x 0.75”H, Four Metal Pins Included
List Price: $37.17
Sale Price: $34.54

Size: 34.5”w x 20”d x 0.75”h Colors: Mahogany, Honey Pine, Java Paint: Lead-free polyurethane compliant with the U.S. Federal Hazardous Substances Act Compatibility:- 2-Sliding Door Wardrobe- 3-Sliding Door WardrobePackaging:- 1 per box - 4 metal pins includedMaterial: 100% Brazilian Solid Pine Wood Wood Quality: Pine is kiln dried to prevent splitting and size distortion Shipping:- Ships flat in one box- Factory boxes packaged into additional double-wall carton boxes in USA for best protectionEcology: “Smart Wood” sustainable tree farms are the only source of all wood as required by Brazilian lawCountry of Origin: Brazil

Adjustable Wardrobe Finish: Red Mahogany Adjustable Wardrobe Finish: Red Mahogany
List Price: $591.99
Sale Price: $592.00

JLH-307 Finish: Red Mahogany Features: -Includes 2 adjustable shelves, 5 drawers. -Everything included. -Crafted of 100% solid wood. -Full extension ball bearing drawer glides. -Felt lined drawer bottoms...

These days mahogany wardrobes are prized pieces with the wood itself very expensive and rarely used in the manufacture of furniture. Because of its scarcity, antique mahogany wardrobes are now very expensive and keenly sought after.

The feature of mahogany as a wood is that it takes on such a rich and lustrous appearance when it has been polished to a high gloss. It results in wardrobes that not only look interesting but also look high class. So much so that mahogany is considered today as the mark of the most highly regarded wood that your wardrobe can be made from.

Just like wardrobes made out of oak or pine, there are mahogany wardrobes that are available in 2-door, 3-door and 4 door configurations. You may also find mahogany wardrobes made by one of the furniture greats such as Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton or Adam.

Mahogany wardrobes can be found in all sorts of styles from the Georgian era right through the French Renaissance period. It’s a wood that was able to relay the finest features in the wood and was a great display for all of the inlay work and design ideas that went into each piece.

There are many ways to get hold of a quality mahogany wardrobe although sometimes it might take a little bit of patience to ensure that the piece you find is the one you actually need. The temptation is to rush in quickly and make the purchase. But remember, the same rules apply for mahogany wardrobes as they do for other wardrobes – ensure the quality of the wardrobe before you consider parting with your money.

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