English Gentlemans Midcentury Wardrobe Cabinet
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This is such an incredible piece. we love this midcentury solid wood wardrobe cabinet with its back painted legs with brass tips and its subtle brass handle and decorative bling.
Features a hanging bar and open space to hang clothes on the left side with its fun 3 button brass detailing on the door. The top drawer pulls out to reveal a fold up mirror for a quick outfit/hair check. The back of the top has a small raised bumper to keep your items from sliding off the back. Overall this piece is so functional and stylish, with its dovetail solid wood drawers, brass detailing and handsome dressed up black and brass tip detailed legs.
It has some scratches/dents that adds some character as seen in the photos. Some slight veneer chips on the corners. Piece originally came from England and has the original makers mark on the back that reads: " C.W.S. LYD, Cabinet Factory, Enfield Licence No 2033" Made in 1960.
Gentleman’s wardrobe CWS Overall measures - 36” L x 18.5” D x 46” H
Wardrobe opening - 18” W x 16” D x 36” H
Hanging bar measures - 15” L
Drawers each measure - 12.5” L x 14.75” D x 6” H
"From its beginnings in 1863, the co-Operative Wholesale Society (CWS) became one of the largest co-operative organisations in the UK, changing its name in to The Co-operative Group in 2001. The CWS began in small premises in Manchester and grew to occupy a large part of the city centre, which housed its offices, warehouses and salerooms. It produced the famous CWS Brand goods for co-operative societies throughout the UK. These included food, furniture, clothing and household products. The society established trade links with countries including India, Sri Lanka and South America. The CWS also looked after its employees by introducing the 8-hour day in its factories and publicising its stance against sweated industries, as well as introducing convalescent homes for sick employees. The Co-operative Group today is the largest co-operative society in the U K."
"The Co-operative Wholesale Society began cabinet making in 1893. The Birmingham factories, which opened in the 1920s, were equipped with large, well-fitted workshops. They produced for the supply of regional furnishing needs. The Cabinet Factory, Hay Mills and the Bedstead Factory, Belmont Row were also used for the production of pianos. The CWS encouraged piano buying, with good pianos at moderate prices. The work was transferred to Belmont Row from the Cabinet Factory and then returned after the reorganisation of the factories in 1932.
T J Henson opened the Enfield Cabinet Factory on 27 March 1930. It was a large factory, fitted with the newest machinery for mass production. A number of the machines had been specifically made to CWS specifications."
Source: Rochdale Pioneers Museum Note: Enfield is a London Borough