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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.

Hodedah 2 Door Wardrobe with Adjustable/Removable Shelves & Hanging Rod, Mahogany Hodedah 2 Door Wardrobe with Adjustable/Removable Shelves & Hanging Rod, Mahogany
List Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $134.46

The Hodedah 2-Door Armoire 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. Behind the two doors, there are four shelves that can be used to store clothing, bed sheets, pillowcases, blankets, towels, books, papers, magazines and so much more...

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: $132.10

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...

NEW! 100% Solid Wood Family Wardrobe/Armoire/Closet 5962 by Palace Imports, Mahogany, 60 NEW! 100% Solid Wood Family Wardrobe/Armoire/Closet 5962 by Palace Imports, Mahogany, 60"W x 72"H x 21"D. 3 Clothing Rods Included. Optional Small And Large Shelves Sold Separately.
List Price: $899.99
Sale Price: $899.99

At 60 inches wide, this Family wardrobe is the largest in the Palace Imports’ collection. As the name suggests, it has something to offer for the entire family. Side compartments have clothing rods at the very top allowing long articles of clothing to be hung while the middle section can be used for you shorter pieces...

John Louis Home 96 John Louis Home 96" Wide Closet System Finish: Red Mahogany
Sale Price: $235.00

JLH-531 Finish: Red Mahogany Features: -Made of 100% solid wood. -Ventilated for air flow. -Wall mounted at any height. -Shelves require mounting support on both ends. -All hardware included. -Design can be reversed...

Smart, 40 Smart, 40"-Combo Wardrobes Optional Shelf 5932 by Palace Imports, Mahogany. 4 Metal Pins Included.
List Price: $46.49
Sale Price: $46.49

These optional shelves make it possible to change the wardrobe's configuration and fine tune its layout to meet customer's specific storage needs. Each shelf is individually packaged with four metal pins included...

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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