As you know, we are keeping the built in wardrobe in the bedroom. We always knew, however, that it wouldn’t be big enough for all of our clothes so I have been searching for another wardrobe that will fit along the long wall in the bedroom between the bedroom and en suite doors.
This is an Edwardian bow fronted triple wardrobe, or compendium, as it is technically called. It’s just over two metres wide and about 210cm tall. It comes from an antique dealer in Derbyshire and will fit the space perfectly.
It is a little shallower than modern wardrobes but it is more generous than many of them as it has a hanging depth of 5ocm. It’s hard to believe that furniture like this is cheaper than a modern softwood or MDF wardrobe of the same size.
It’s being delivered next Tuesday. It breaks down into seven pieces, so we will be able to store it in the house and move it around as the work takes place.