Wardrobe

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Wardrobe

A wardrobe, also known as an armoire from the French, is a standing closet used for storing clothes. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with cupboards and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly.


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Italian Made Wardrobes

In the last 10 years wardrobes from Italy have become more common in the UK & US markets. The new wave of contemporary wardrobes are noted for their modularity & flexibility as they can be built from a single cupboard to large numbers of cupboards, with the ability to install hanging rails, shelves, dividers & storage accessories in any part of each cabinet (working with the rows of pre drilled internal holes). There have been a number of developments in door finishes as well, with various types of handles, coloured & mirrored glass, lacquer & wood veneers all being combined to give the wardrobe an attractive appearance, or in some cases match other bedroom furniture. Wardrobe accessories have also become more sophisticated, taking their inspiration from kitchens, & recent inventions include full length vertical pull out cupboards to store hats or handbags & specialist pull out shoe staorage. Common accessories are internal chests of drawers, pull out baskets, pull out shelves & hanging rails with a handle & gas mechanism so they can be hung at the very top of the wardrope (typically 2.2 metres or more) but pulled down te reach the clothing when needed. Italian made wardrobes ae designed to combine the very best of aesthetics & use of space & are being used as inspiration by companies manufacturing inexpensive high street wardrobes. [1]

Italian wardrobe

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.