From an Ercol brochure in 1958: "A hanging wardrobe made entirely in solid elm and beechwood, including the interior hanging rail. Beautifully polished outside, inside, and on the fully panelled back. Smooth running ball castors ensure easy moving and easy cleaning. The wardrobe has been designed with really practical depth; clothes will hang perfectly straight and not askew, as they so often do."
A sign of a quality wardrobe is a panelled back, instead of a cheap backboard. This wardrobe was bought in 1958 in London and has been in the same family since then.
This design (model 407) is not made by Ercol any longer and is so scarce that we could not find one example for sale in the world. Many examples of model 480, with higher door handles, are available.
* Read about Lucian Ercolani below.
Condition: Not restored, but good. Slight wear considering its age. A few historical marks. Have a look at the pictures.
Dimensions: 91 x 53 x 182 cm (h)
Relative Pricing from Reputable Dealers:
* Lucian Ercolani
Ercolani was an Italian furniture maker and designer who emigrated at ten years old with his family to London, in 1898. He learnt his skills in the joinery of the Salvation Army. He founded the Ercol Company in 1920, and supplied the government with tent pegs and bentwood furniture during WWII.
After the war, in the late 1940's, he designed his many lines of furniture that made him a household name all over the world. He was a founding member of the industry's guild, the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, and was its Master for 1957-58. Ercol furniture are some of the best made furniture in the world, as Ercolani said in his biography: "...the simple chair was the outcome of very good and precise workmanship"
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Condition: The products that Huisraad Modern sell are vintage second-hand goods. On our website, we endeavour to give an honest account of the condition of the product in words and pictures. We will always state clearly whether a product has been restored and to what extent. Take note that even restored products might have imperfections or historical marks. The only way to get a 100% true view of our products is to view them in our showroom in Parow East in Cape Town.
Damage during shipping. Even though Huisraad Modern does everything in its ability to package products to high standard of protection against damage, and to select the best logistics companies in the industry, we cannot take responsibility for any damage that happens while a third-party courier or shipping company transport the product, even when the third-party courier has been ordered by Huisraad Modern.
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