linen presses

Written by lantiques.

I must thank FACES for the simple and clear way in which they introduced the type of linen press that actually presses the linen, much like the modern irons do. I have always wondered why people would bother with cupboards designed specifically for holding linen and table cloths. Well, the guys at FACES have duly made their homework and discovered that people loved the creases and the shine a well pressed tablecloth or bed linen would display. They were popular in Europe and the Americas throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. This classic 19c Dutch linen press is made in oak and though will not press the linen, it will neatly store it.